Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Dr Claire Adams completed her BA(Hons) in Psychology at Edith Cowan University (2010), followed by a Master of Clinical Psychology (2014) and a PhD in Health and Clinical Psychology (2022).
In addition to her graduate training, Claire has worked in the fields of psychology and public health as a research assistant at The University of Western Australia (2015-2020) and a research associate at Edith Cowan University (2021-2022). Claire has also taught psychology courses as part of the undergraduate and honours programs at Edith Cowan University (2015-2021) and is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Claire’s main areas of expertise include mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention, health behaviour change, healthy ageing, and patient-centered care.
Claire started working with the SPIN team in March 2022 and will lead the SPIN Patient Engagement Project under the supervision of Prof. Brett Thombs, which aims to develop a systematic and effective model of patient engagement in SPIN.