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Professor John Gleeson Name: Professor John Gleeson
Professor and Head of Discipline (Psychology)
Phone
+613 9953 3108
Fax
+613 9953 3205
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (VIC)
Location
Melbourne
Building 403 - The Daniel Mannix Building (8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 5-Room 403.5.47
Contact Officer
Ms Annika Taylor
Administrative Officer
Phone
+613 9953 3106
Biographical Information

I am currently the Head of Discipine (Psychology) at ACU and was appointed to full Professor of Psychology at ACU in 2011, a continuing role. In 2003 I was appointed  as an Associate Professor when I took up a joint appointment with The University of Melbourne, School of Psychology, and Northwestern Mental Health, Melbourne Health. 

I have previously held clincial appointments with Orygen Youth Health and adult mental health services in Victoria.

I sit on the Clinical and Health Services Research Committee of the Royal Flying Doctors Service. I am a Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council and occasional panel member of The Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Publications

Peer reviewed publications

2019

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Bendall, S., Koval, P., Rice, S., Cagliarini, D., Valentine, L., . . . Gleeson, J. F. (2019). HORYZONS trial: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a moderated online social therapy to maintain treatment effects from first-episode psychosis services. BMJ Open, 9. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024104

Firth, J., Torous, J., Stubbs, B., Firth, J. A., Steiner, G. Z., Smith, L., . . . Gleeson, J&hellip.Sarris, J. (2019). The &ldquoonline brain&rdquo: how the Internet may be changing our cognition. World Psychiatry, 18, 119-129. doi: 10.1002/wps.20617

Grommisch, G., Koval, P., Hinton, J. D. X., Gleeson, J., Hollenstein, T., Kuppens, P., & Lischetzke, T. (2019). Modeling Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation Repertoire in Daily Life With Multilevel Latent Profile Analysis. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000669

Lederman, R., Gleeson, J., Wadley, G., D'Alfonso, S., Rice, S., Santesteban-Echarri, O., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2019). Support for carers of young people with mental illness: Design and trial of a technology-mediated therapy. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 26. doi: 10.1145/3301421

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F. M., Rodebaugh, T. L., Eres, R., Long, K. M., Casey, K., . . . Penn, D. L. (2019). A pilot digital intervention targeting loneliness in young people with psychosis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s00127-019-01681-2

Lim, M. H., Penn, D. L., Thomas, N., & Gleeson, J. F. M. (2019). Is loneliness a feasible treatment target in psychosis? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s00127-019-01731-9

Linardon, J., Gleeson, J., Yap, K., Murphy, K., & Brennan, L. (2019). Meta-analysis of the effects of third-wave behavioural interventions on disordered eating and body image concerns: implications for eating disorder prevention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48, 15-38. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1517389

 

2018

Thompson, A., Gleeson, J., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2018). Should we be using digital technologies in the treatment of psychotic disorders? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52, 225-226. doi: 10.1177/0004867418757920.

Rice, S., Gleeson, J., Davey, C., Hetrick, S., Parker, A., Lederman, R., . . . Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2018). Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: pilot study of a &lsquonext generation&rsquo online intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12, 613-625. doi: 10.1111/eip.12354.

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F. M., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Penn, D. L. (2018). Loneliness in psychosis: a systematic review. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 53, 221-238. doi: 10.1007/s00127-018-1482-5.

Lal, S., Gleeson, J., Malla, A., Rivard, L., Joober, R., Chandrasena, R., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2018). Cultural and contextual adaptation of an ehealth intervention for youth receiving services for first-episode psychosis: Adaptation framework and protocol for horyzons-Canada phase 1. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20. doi: 10.2196/resprot.8810

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Bendall, S., Penn, D. L., Yung, A. R., Ryan, R. M., . . . Nelson, B. (2018). Enhancing social functioning in young people at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for psychosis: A pilot study of a novel strengths and mindfulness-based online social therapy. Schizophrenia Research. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.022.

 

2017

Santesteban-Echarri, O., Rice, S., Wadley, G., Lederman, R., D'Alfonso, S., Russon, P., . . . Gleeson, J. F., McGorry, P. D., & Álvarez-Jiménez, M. (2017). A next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression: Qualitative data on user experience outcomes for social networking, safety, and clinical benefit. Internet Interventions, 9, 65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2017.06.002.

Santesteban-Echarri, O., Paino, M., Rice, S., González-Blanch, C., McGorry, P., Gleeson, J., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2017). Predictors of functional recovery in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 58, 59-75. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2017.09.007.

Sadiq, S., Suhail, K., Gleeson, J., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2017). Expressed emotion and the course of schizophrenia in Pakistan. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, 587-593. doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1357-1.

Gleeson, J., Lederman, R., Koval, P., Wadley, G., Bendall, S., Cotton, S., . . . Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2017). Moderated online social therapy: A model for reducing stress in carers of young people diagnosed with mental health disorders. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(MAR). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00485.

Gleeson, J., Lederman, R., Herrman, H., Koval, P., Eleftheriadis, D., Bendall, S., . . . Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2017). Moderated online social therapy for carers of young people recovering from first-episode psychosis: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1775-5.

D'Alfonso, S., Santesteban-Echarri, O., Rice, S., Wadley, G., Lederman, R., Miles, C., . . . Gleeson, J., Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2017). Artificial intelligence-assisted online social therapy for youth mental health. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(JUN). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00796

 

2016

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Rice, S., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., & Bendall, S. (2016). Online peer-To-peer support in youth mental health: Seizing the opportunity. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 25, 123-126. doi: 10.1017/S2045796015001092

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., O&rsquoDonoghue, B., Thompson, A., Gleeson, J. F., Bendall, S., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., . . . McGorry, P. D. (2016). Beyond Clinical Remission in First Episode Psychosis: Thoughts on Antipsychotic Maintenance vs. Guided Discontinuation in the Functional Recovery Era. CNS Drugs, 30, 357-368. doi: 10.1007/s40263-016-0331-x

Lim, M. H., Rodebaugh, T. L., Zyphur, M. J., & Gleeson, J. F. M. (2016). Loneliness Over Time: The Crucial Role of Social Anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 620-630. doi: 10.1037/abn0000162

Rice, S., Gleeson, J., Davey, C., Hetrick, S., Parker, A., Lederman, R., . . . Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2016). Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: Pilot study of a 'next generation' online intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/eip.12354

Rice, S., Robinson, J., Bendall, S., Hetrick, S., Cox, G., Bailey, E., . . . Gleeson, J., Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2016). Online and social media suicide prevention interventions for young people: A Focus on implementation and moderation. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25, 80-86.

Haines, S. J., Gleeson, J., Kuppens, P., Hollenstein, T., Ciarrochi, J., Labuschagne, I., . . . Koval, P. (2016). The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Strategy-Situation Fit in Emotion Regulation in Daily Life Is Associated With Well-Being. Psychological Science, 27, 1651-1659. doi: 10.1177/0956797616669086

 

2015

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Alcazar-Corcoles, M. A., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., Bendall, S., McGorry, P. D., & Gleeson, J. F. (2015). Online social media: New data, new horizons in psychosis treatment. Schizophrenia Research, 166(1-3), 345-346. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.05.006

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Gleeson, J. F. (2015). Multielement psychosocial interventions for first-episode psychosis are feasible and show promise in generic mental health services. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 18, 127. doi: 10.1136/eb-2015-102178

Bendall, S., Allott, K., Jovev, M., Marois, M. J., Killackey, E. J., Gleeson, J. F., . . . Jackson, H. J. (2015). Therapy Contamination as a Measure of Therapist Treatment Adherence in a Trial of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy versus Befriending for Psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 314-327. doi: 10.1017/S1352465813000921

Chanen, A., Jackson, H., Cotton, S. M., Gleeson, J., Davey, C. G., Betts, J., . . . McCutcheon, L. (2015). Comparing three forms of early intervention for youth with borderline personality disorder (the MOBY study): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-1001-x

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & Garcia, X. e. L. (2015). The Development and Validation of the Social Networking Experiences Questionnaire: A Measure of Adolescent Cyberbullying and Its Impact. Violence and Victims, 30, 798-812. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-14-00040

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & Garcia, X. P. (2015). The development and validation of the social networking experiences questionnaire: A measure of adolescent cyberbullying and its impact. Violence and Victims, 30, 798-812. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.30.5.798

González-Blanch, C., Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S. M., Crisp, K., McGorry, P. D., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2015). Longitudinal relationship between expressed emotion and cannabis misuse in young people with first-episode psychosis. European Psychiatry, 30, 20-25. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2014.07.002

González-Blanch, C., Gleeson, J. F., Koval, P., Cotton, S. M., McGorry, P. D., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2015). Social functioning trajectories of young first-episode psychosis patients with and without cannabis misuse:A 30-month follow-up study. PLoS ONE, 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122404

Jansen, J. E., Gleeson, J., & Cotton, S. (2015). Towards a better understanding of caregiver distress in early psychosis: A systematic review of the psychological factors involved. Clinical Psychology Review, 35, 59-66. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.12.002

 

2014

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & De La Piedad Garcia, X. (2014). Cyberbullying in social networking sites: An adolescent victim's perspective. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 13-20.

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & De La Piedad Garcia, X. (2014). Presentation on Facebook and risk of cyberbullying victimisation. Computers in Human Behavior, 40, 16-22.

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J. F. M., & De La Piedad Garcia, X. (2014). Risk factors associated with impact severity of cyberbullying victimization: A qualitative study of adolescent online social networking. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17, 287-291.

Gleeson, J. F., Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Bendall, S., McGorry, P. D., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2014). Safety and privacy outcomes from a moderated online social therapy for young people with first-episode psychosis. Psychiatric Services, 65, 546-550.

Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Gleeson, J., Bendall, S., & Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2014). Moderated online social therapy: Designing and evaluating technology for mental health. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 21(1). doi: 10.1145/2513179.

Lim, M. H., & Gleeson, J. F. (2014). Social connectedness across the psychosis spectrum: Current issues and future directions for interventions in loneliness. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(NOV). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00154

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., Jackson, H. J., & Fernandez, K. C. (2014). Social relationships and quality of life moderate distress associated with delusional ideation. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49, 97-107.

Rice, S. M., Goodall, J., Hetrick, S. E., Parker, A. G., Gilbertson, T., Amminger, G. P., . . . Gleeson, J., Alvarez-Jimenez, M. (2014). Online and social networking interventions for the treatment of depression in young people: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16. doi:10.2196/jmir.3304.

Rossell, S. L., Chong, D., O'Connor, D. A., & Gleeson, J. F. (2014). An investigation of gender differences in semantic processing in individuals with high schizotypy. Psychiatry Research, 215, 491-493.

 

2013

Clemente, J., Gleeson, J. F., & Lim, M. (2013). Cognitive processes in worry and paranoia: Investigation of the looming cognitive style. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 4, 303-314.

Gleeson, J. F. Cotton, S.M., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Wade, D., Gee, D., Crisp, K., et al. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of relapse prevention therapy for first-episode psychosis patients: Outcome at 30-months follow up. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39, 436-448

Alvarez-Jimenez, M,, Bendall, S., Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Chinnery, G., Vargas, S., Larkin, M., Killackey, E., McGorry, P. D., & Gleeson J. F. (2013). On the HORYZON: Moderated Online Social Therapy for long-term recovery in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 143, 143-149.

Cotton, S. M., McCann, T. Gleeson, J. F.,Crisp, K., Murphy, B. P, & Lubman, D. I. (2013). Coping strategies in carers of young people with a first episode of psychosis, Schizophrenia Research, 146, 118-124.

Cotton, S. M., Lambert, M., Schimmelmann, B. G., Mackinnon, A., Gleeson, J. F. M., Berk, M., et al. (2013). Differences between first episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 147, 169-174.

McCann, T., Lubman, D., Cotton, S. Murphy, B. Crisp, K., Catania, L., Marck, C., & Gleeson, J. F. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of bibliotherapy for carers of young people with first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39, 1307-1317.

 

2012

Gleeson, J. F., Chanen, A., Cotton, S. M., Pearce, T., Newman, B., McCutcheon, L. (2012). Treating co-occurring first-episode psychosis and borderline personality: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6, 21-29.

Alvarez-Jimenez M., Gleeson J. F., Henry L. P., Harrigan S. M., Harris M. G., Bendall, S., Killackey, E., Amminger, G. P., Yung, A. R., Herrman, H., Jackson H. J., McGorry, P. D. (2012). Road to recovery: Longitudinal relationship between symptomatic remission and psychosocial recovery in first episode psychosis over 7.5 Years. Psychological Medicine, 42, 595-606.

Cotton, S.M., Lambert, M., Schimmelmann, B.G., Mackinnon, A., Gleeson, J. F. M., Berk, M., Hides, L., Chanen, A., McGorry, P. D., & Conus, P. (2012). Depressive symptoms in first episode schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 134, 20-26.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Bendall, S., Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Killackey, E., & McGorry, P.D. (2012). Internet-based interventions for psychosis: A sneak-peek into the future. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 35, 735-747

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., & Jackson, H. J. (2012). The jumping to conclusions bias in New Religious Movements. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200, 868-875.

Alvarez-Jimenez M., Gleeson J. F., (2012). Connecting the dots: Twenty-first century technologies to tackle twenty-first century challenges in early intervention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46, 1194-1196

Gleeson, J. F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Lederman, R.. (2012). Moderated online social therapy for recovery from early psychosis. Psychiatric Services, 63, 719.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Priede, A., Hetrick, S. E., Bendall, S., Killackey, E., Parker, A. G., McGorry P. D., & Gleeson J. F. (2012). Risk factors for relapse following treatment for first episode psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Schizophrenia Research, 139, 116-128.

 

2011

Alvarez-Jimenez M., Gleeson J. F., Henry L. P., Harrigan S. M., Harris M. G., Amminger G. P., Killackey E., Yung A. R., Herrman H., Jackson H. J., & McGorry P. D. (2011). Prediction of a Single Psychotic Episode: A 7.5-year, Prospective Study in First-Episode Psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 125, 236-246.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Parker, A. G., Hetrick, S., McGorry, P. D., & Gleeson, J. F. (2011). Preventing the second episode: A systematic review and meta-analysis of psychosocial and pharmacological trials in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37, 619-630.

Sio, I.T., Gleeson, J., Killackey, E., Chanen, A. (2011). The relationship between impulsivity and vocational outcome in outpatient youth with borderline personality features. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5, 249-253.

Cotton, S.M., Luxmoore, M., Woodhead, G., Albiston, D., Gleeson, J. F., & McGorry, P. D. (2011). Group programmes in early intervention services. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 5, 259-266.

Lim, M., Gleeson, J. F., Jackson, H. J., (2011). Selective attention to threat bias in delusion-prone individuals. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 765-772.

 

2010

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S. M., Wade, D., Crisp, K., Yap, M. B. H., & McGorry, P. D. (2010). Differential predictors of critical comments and emotional over-involvement in first-episode psychosis. Psychological Medicine, 40, 63-72.

Gleeson, J. F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Cotton, S. M., Parker, A. G., & Hetrick, S. (2010). A systematic review of relapse measurement in randomized controlled trials of relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 119, 79-88.

Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Wade, D., Gee, D., Crisp, K., Newman, B., et al. (2010). Family outcomes from an RCT of relapse prevention therapy in first-episode psychosis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71, 475-483.

Cotton, S.M, Gleeson, J.F.M. Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & McGorry, P.D. (2010). Quality of life in patients who have remitted from their first episode of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 121, 259-265

 

2009

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S., Wade, D., Gee, D., Pearce, T., Crisp, K., Spiliotacopoulos, D., Newman, B.,& McGorry, P. D. (2009). Predictors of Adherence to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in First-Episode Psychosis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry-Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie, 54, 710-718.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Hetrick, S. E., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., Gleeson, J. F., & McGorry, P. D. (2009). One ace and three faults don't win the set Reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 194(1), 89-89.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Hetrick, S. E., González-Blanch, C., Gleeson, J. F., & McGorry, P. D. (2009). In research aces don&rsquot win matches [letter to the editor]. British Journal of Psychiatry 194, 89.

Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S. M., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Wade, D., Gee, D., Crisp, K., Pearce, T., Newman, B., Spiliotacopoulos, D., Castle, D., & McGorry, P. D. (2009). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Relapse Prevention Therapy for First-Episode Psychosis Patients. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70, 477-486.

Hides, L., Cotton, S. M., Berger, G., Gleeson, J., O'Donnell, C., Proffitt, T., McGorry, P. D., &Lubman, D. I. (2009). The reliability and validity of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) in first-episode psychosis. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 821-825.

 

2008

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Hetrick, S. E., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., Gleeson, J. F., & McGorry, P. D. (2008). Non-pharmacological management of anti psychotic-induced weight gain: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Psychiatry, 193, 101-107.

Berk, M., Dodd, S. Hallam, K., Berk, L., Gleeson, J., & Henry, M. (2008). Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 6, 25-33.

Gleeson, J. F., Wade, D., Castle, D. Gee, D., Crisp, K., Pearce, T., Newman, B., Cotton, S., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gilbert, M., & McGorry, P.D. (2008). The EPISODE II trial of cognitive and family therapy for relapse prevention in early psychosis: Rationale and sample characteristics. Journal of Mental Health, 17, 19-32.

Johnston, A. L., Rossell, S., & Gleeson, J. F. (2008) Evidence of semantic processing abnormalities in schizotypy using an indirect semantic priming task. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 694-701.

Jackson, H. J., McGorry, P. D., Killackey, E., Bendall, S., Allott, K. Dudgeon, P., Gleeson, J. F., Johnson, T., & Harrigan. S. (2008). Acute-phase and 1-year follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial of CBT versus Befriending for first-episode psychosis: the ACE project. Psychological Medicine. 38, 725-735.

2006

Bendall S., Jackson H. J., Killackey E., Allott K., Johnson T., Harrigan S., Gleeson, J. F., & McGorry, P. D. (2006). The credibility and acceptability of Befriending as a control therapy in a randomised controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy for acute first episode psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 277-291.

Gleeson, J.F., Nathan, P., & Bradley, G. (2006). The need for the development and evaluation of preventive psychosocial forensic interventions in mainstream adult community mental health services. Australasian Psychiatry, 14, 180-185.

Gleeson, J. F., Rawlings, D., Jackson, H. J., & McGorry, P. D. (2006). Early Warning Signs of Relapse Following a First Episode of Psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 180, 107-111.

 

Killackey, E. J., Jackson, H. J., Gleeson, J. F., Hickie, I. B., & McGorry, P. D. (2006). Exciting career opportunity beckons! Early intervention and vocational rehabilitation in first-episode psychosis: employing cautious optimism. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 951&ndash962.

 

2005

Addington, J. F. & Gleeson, J. F. (2005). Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy for early psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 187 (Suppl. 48), S72-S76.

Gleeson, J. F. & the EPISODE II research team (2005). Preventing EPISODE II: Relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis. Australasian Psychiatry, 13(4), 384-387.

Gleeson, J. F., Rawlings, D., Jackson, H.J., & McGorry, P.D. (2005).Agreeableness and neuroticism as predictors of relapse after first-episode psychosis: A prospective follow-up study. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 193, 160-169.

Gleeson, J. F., Rawlings, D., Jackson, H. J., & McGorry, P. D. (2005). Early warning signs of relapse following a first episode of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 80(1), 107-111.

 

2003

Gleeson, J. F., Larsen, T. K., McGorry, P. D. (2003). Psychological Treatment in Pre- and Early Psychosis. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 31, 229-245.

 

 

Book chapters

Gleeson. J.F., Jackson, H.J., Stavely, H., & Burnett, P. (1999). Family intervention in early psychosis. In P.D. McGorry and H.J. Jackson (Eds.). The recognition and management of early psychosis. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gleeson, J.F., Bapat, S., Pennell, K., Krstev, H., Wright, A., Haines, S. & McGorry, P.D. (2004). Implementing treatment for early psychosis: Evolution from specialist to generalist services. In T. Ehman, G. W. MacEwan, & W. G. Honer (Eds.), Implementing best care in early psychosis. London: Martin Dunitz.

Gleeson, J. F. (2004). The first psychotic relapse: Understanding the risks, and opportunities for prevention. In J. F.M. Gleeson & P.D. McGorry (Eds.), Psychological intervention in early psychosis: A treatment handbook. Chichester: Wiley.

Gleeson, J. F. (2008). Schizophrenia and the psychoses. In E. Rieger (Ed.), Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives. Sydney: McGraw Hill.

Birchwood, M., Gleeson, J.F., Chanen, A., McCutcheon, L., Francey, S., & Michail, M. (2009). Emotional and personality dysfunctions in early psychosis. In P. D. McGorry & H. Jackson (Eds.)The recognition and management of early psychosis (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press: New York.

Gleeson. J. F., Linszen, D., & Wiersma, D. (2009). Relapse Prevention in Early Psychosis. In P. D. McGorry & H. Jackson (Eds.). The recognition and management of early psychosis (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press: New York.

Gleeson, J. F. (2011). Schizophrenia and the psychoses. In E. Rieger (Ed.), Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives (2nd Edition). Sydney: McGraw Hill.

Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. (2013). Using broadband to Support Youth Mental Health. In J. Choudrie, & C. Middleton (Eds.) Management of broadband technology innovation.

Dredge, R., Gleeson, J., & de la Piedad Garcia, X. (2013). Progress and limitations in the measurement of cyber bullying From Cyber Bullying to Cyber Safety: Issues and Approaches in Educational Contexts (pp. 271-288).

Radovic, A., Santesteban-Echarri, O., Álvarez-Jiménez, M., Gleeson, J., Rice, S. M., & Moreno, M. A. (2018). Social media use and display of depressive symptoms online by adolescents and young adults Technology and Adolescent Mental Health (pp. 73-88).

 

Edited Books

Gleeson, J. F. & McGorry, P. D. (2004). Psychological intervention in early psychosis: A treatment handbook. [An edited book]. Chichester: Wiley.

Gleeson, J. F., Killackey, E., & Krstev, H. (2008). Psychotherapies for the Psychoses: Theoretical, Cultural, and Clinical Integration. [An edited book]. Routledge.

Research

My research interests are in the field of clinical psychology with a particular focus on psychological processes and psychological interventions for serious mental health problems in youth. Examples of research projects I have led include a randomized controlled trial for the prevention of relapse following first-episode psychosis and a treatment trial for early psychosis concurrent with borderline personality disorder. Together with colleagues from Orygen Research Centre and the University of Melbourne, I have developed novel web-based interventions for recovery from serious mental health problems for both young people and carers.

I am a named investigator on  NHMRC grants totalling more than AUD$10 million since 2005 and more than AUD$7 million in other funding since 2003.

Grants

Gleeson, J. F. Nathan, P. Bradley, G, & Collins, D. A Prevention Program for Violent Offenders with a Mental Illness Living in the Community. Awarded December 2006 by William Buckland Foundation.. $136, 131 (over 3 years).

Gleeson, J.F., Wade, D., McGorry, P.D., Albiston, D., Gilbert, M., & Castle, D.- Episode II: Prevention of Relapse Following Early Psychosis. Awarded February 2003, Lilly MAC consortium. $ 728,600 over 4 years.

Chanen, A., Jackson, H.J., Cotton. S., & Gleeson, J.F.. Early intervention for borderline personality disorder in youth: a randomized controlled trial. NHMRC Project Grant. 2010, 681,625.00 over 4 years.

McCann, T. Lubman, D., Gleeson, J. F., Cotton, S. M., & Lu, L. Bibliotherapy for primary caregivers of family members with first-episode psychosis: A randomised controlled trial. Rotary Australia. 2008. $56,017 over 2 years.

Gleeson, J.F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Lederman, R. Online recovery for youth onset schizophrenia. Telematics Trust. 2009, $48,350 over 1 year.

Lederman, R. Gleeson, J.F., Álvarez-Jiménez, M. Killackey, E., Wadley, G. Broadband for First Episode Psychosis Patients for Broadband Enabled Society. 2010. $12,000.

Álvarez-Jiménez, M., Gleeson, J.F., Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Bendall, S., Killackey, E., Yung, A., McGorry, P.D. HORYZONS: Online Recovery for Youth Onset Psychosis. Telstra Foundation Grant. 2011. $150,000 over 2 years

Álvarez-Jiménez, M., Gleeson, J.F., Lederman, R., Wadley, G., Bendall, S., Killackey, E., Yung, A., & McGorry, P. D. HORYZONS project: Online Recovery for Youth Onset Psychosis. Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. 2011, $61,000 over 1 year.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Eóin Killackey, E., Gleeson, J.F, Martin Gibbs, M., Hetrick, S., Thompson, A., & Bendall, S. The NU-Life Project: New Life Interventions for First Episode Psychosis. Telematics Trust 2011. $50,000 over 2 years.

Rice, S., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Davey, C., Hetirck, S., Parker, A., Bendall, S., Wadley, G., Lederman, R., McGorry, P., Preventing relapse of major depressive disorder in young people (15 &ndash 25yrs): Development and piloting of a moderated online social therapy intervention. 2012, The HCF Health and Medical Research Funding, $199,959 over 3 years.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Bendall, S., McGorry, P., Killackey, E., Ledermann, R., Herrman, H., Penn, D., Cotton, S., & Mihalopoulos, C. The HORYZONS project: Moderated Online Social Therapy for Maintenance of Treatment Effects from Specialised First Episode Psychosis Services. Mental Illness Research Fund (MIRF). 2013, $1,792,727 over 4 years.

Cotton, S.M. McGorry, P., Mackinnon, A., Herrman, H., Gleeson, J., Hides, L., Foley, D. Rates, patterns and predictors of long-term outcome in a treated first-episode psychosis cohort. National Health and Medical Research Council Targeted Call for Research Grant &ndash Mental Health. 2012, $1,344,905 over 4 years.

Gleeson, J.F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Lederman, R., Herrman, H., Bendall, S., Cotton, S. Innovations in Psychological Assessment and Interventions: Youth Mental Health. ACURF Program Grant. 2014. $675,000 over 3 years.

Gleeson, J.F. Farhall, J., Cotton, S., Mihalopoulos, C., Lederman, R., Sundram, S., Alvarez, M. EMPOWER: Early signs monitoring to prevent relapse and promote wellbeing, engagement and recovery. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-NIH Grant. 2015. $407,716 over 3 years.

Killackey, E., Gleeson, J.F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., McGorry, P.D., Nelson, C., Bartholomeusz, C., Bendall, S., Allot, K., Harrigan, S., Koval, P. Does Antipsychotic Dose Reduction Lead to Better Functional Recovery in First Episode Psychosis: A Randomised Controlled Trial? National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant. 2015. $2,371,552 over 5 years

Koval, P., Kuppens, P., Gleeson, J., Hollenstein, T. Emotion regulation in daily life: Capturing context and flexibility. Australian Research Council Discovery Project. 2016. $224,691 over 3 years.

Gleeson, J.F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Lederman, R., Herrman, H., Bendall, S., Cotton, S. Innovations in Psychological Assessment and Interventions: Youth Mental Health. ACURF Program Grant. 2017. $450,000 over 1 years.

Gleeson, J.F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Lederman, R., Herrman, H., Bendall, S., Cotton, S. Innovations in Psychological Assessment and Interventions: Youth Mental Health. ACURF Program Grant. 2018. $460,000 over 1 years.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M, Gleeson, J.F., Murray, G., Herrman, H., Lederman, R., Rice, S., Hetrick, S., Koval, P. Parker, A. Preventing Relapse of Major Depressive Disorder in Youth: RCT of a Novel Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Online Social Therapy. National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant. 2018. $1,713,092 over 4 years.

Alvarez-Jimenez, M, Nelson, B., Gleeson, J.F., Yung, A., Penn, D., Killackey, E., Ryan, R., Lederman, R., Koval, P. Enhancing Social Functioning in Young People at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for Psychosis: RCT of a Novel Strengths-based Online Social Therapy. National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant. 2018. $1,543,656 over 5 years.

 

Experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist with more than 25 years experience in the assessment and treatment of serious mental health problems. Most of my clinical experience has been in the field of youth mental health with a focus on first-episode psychosis. In this capacity I have developed interventions for young people and their families recovering from psychosis. In addition, I have developed programs for the prevention of violent reoffending for adult consumers receiving services from community based mental health services.

My teaching experience includes 5 years at The University of Melbourne where I taught in the clinical psychology postgraduate program prior to commencing at ACU in 2011. At ACU I contribute to teaching in the assessment and treatment of psychopathology.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychology

Registered Psychologist with AHPRA with endorsement in Clinical Psychology

 

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