Cosmetic Procedures (particularly cosmetic genital procedures)
Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Psychological Interventions and Online Therapies (eTherapies)
Gemma is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) in the Women’s Mental Health division and she leads the Body Image Research Group at MAPrc. She is also a practicing clinical psychologist (registrar). She originally trained as a molecular biologist graduating with a Masters degree in Oncology from the University of Cambridge. She then transitioned to a career in psychology and was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Flinders University in 2017, which investigated the psychological predictors and outcomes of female genital cosmetic surgery.
Her research career in both Medical Science and Psychology has seen her study and work in Australia, Japan and the UK.