Belinda Lequertier is a PhD student based in Brisbane, Australia, working under the supervision of Vanessa Cobham, Gabrielle Simcock and Suzanne King. Belinda completed her Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology, with her research focused on the nature and prevention of childhood anxiety and depression. During completion of her studies, she also worked as a research assistant for three years at Griffith University, Australia, investigating the prevention and treatment of childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Belinda has worked as a research psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, where she coordinated a study investigating the cognitive processes that perpetuate worry in adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. More recently, she has worked within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, where she coordinated research in the areas of suicide prevention and therapy for self-injury. In addition to her research work, Belinda works as a clinical psychologist with children, adolescents and families, with experience in community mental health and private practice settings. Her areas of research and clinical interest include child development, childhood anxiety, family systems theory, posttraumatic stress, attachment theory, and the aetiology and intergenerational transmission of affect regulation difficulties.
Hirsch, C.R., Mathews, A., Lequertier, B., Perman, G., & Hayes, S. (2013). Characteristics of worry in Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 44(4), 388-395.
Martin, S., Martin, G., Lequertier, B., Swannell, S., Follent, A., & Choe, F. (2013). Voice movement therapy: Evaluation of a group-based expressive arts therapy for nonsuicidal self-injury in young adults. Music and Medicine, 5(1), 31-38.
Gullestrup, J., Lequertier, B., & Martin, G. (2011). Mates in Construction: Impact of a multimodal, community-based program for suicide prevention in the construction industry. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(11), 4180-4196.