PhD in Politics (University of Melbourne, 1989), Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute, 2001), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (2004), BA (Hons) University of Melbourne, 1983
Pam, a former Fulbright Scholar, has held lectureships at Macquarie University and the University of New England, taught in two Master of Counselling courses, and is a former Program Director of the Jansen Newman Institute. She has written research reports in the community health sector, and was a Senior Research Officer with the Mental Health Association NSW. Pam is a practising therapist, and a supervisor in the area of complex trauma. Her research interests relate to trauma, depression, and the politics of subjectivity.
She is the author of Living under Liberalism: The Politics of Depression in Western Democracies (Florida: Universal, 2008), co-author of Gender Studies: Terms and Debates (New York: Palgrave, 2003) and has published several book chapters, articles and reviews. She is the lead author of `Perceptions and Experiences of Cannabis Use by Young Adults Living with a Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study’ [paper based on What Works? Report into Cannabis Use by Young Adults Living with a Mental Illness, Partners in Mental Health Publishing Consortium and Social Justice Social Change Research Group, University of Western Sydney, 2010] Australian Social Policy Journal (No.10, 2011), pp.51-69.
Pam is co-author of Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery and Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts. Pam is a member of the scientific committee of the International Society for Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Her recent publications additional publications include:
[with Bethany Brand, Vedat Sar, Christa Krüger, Alfonos Martínez-Taboas, Roberto Lewis-Fernández & Warwick Middleton] `Separating Fact from Fiction: An Empirical Examination of Six Myths about Dissociative Identity Disorder’ Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Vol.24, Issue.4, July-August 2016, pp. 257-270.
with Martin Dorahy, Roberto Lewis-Fernandez Christa Kruger, Bethany Brand, Vedat Sar, Jan Ewing, Alfonso Martinez-Taboas & Warwick Middleton, `The Role of Clinical Experience, Diagnosis and Theoretical Orientation in the Treatment of Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders: A Vignette and Survey Investigation’, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (Vol.18, Issue 2, 2017).
[with Cathy Kezelman] `Dealing with Trauma’, Law Institute Journal, October 2016, pp.36-39.
[Review article] `Functional Dissociation in Oppressive Social Contexts’, Review of Vedat Sar & Erdinc Ozturk (2013; 2007), Expert Commentary, ISSTD News, Vol.32, Issue 2, April 2014 http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=281
[with Martin Dorahy, Bethany Brand, Vedat Sar, Christa Krüger, Alfonos Martínez-Taboas, Roberto Lewis-Fernández & Warwick Middleton]
`Dissociative Identity Disorder: An empirical overview’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 48 (5) 2014, pp. 402 - 417.
[with Warwick Middleton, Martin Dorahy, Christa Krüger, Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Alfonos Martínez-Taboas, Vedat Sar, & Bethany Brand]
`Institutional Abuse and Societal Silence: An Emerging Global Problem’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.48 (1) 2014, pp.22-25.
[with Middleton et al]
`The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Vol.48 (1) 2014, pp.17-21.
[with Middelton et al] `Child Abuse and the Dynamics of Silence’, ANZJP, 48 (6) 2014, pp.581-583.