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About Peta B. Stapleton

PhD (Psychology) - Griffith University
Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology - Bond University
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - University of Queensland
I have 20 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia. I have held academic positions at Griffith University for 14 years, teaching and coordinating psychological research trials into new therapies in the area of obesity and weight management. I am now Assistant Professor in Psychology at Bond University whilst continuing to maintain a private practice, specialising in eating disorders, women’s health and adolescent issues.
I am well known in my area of specialty within Queensland and Australia and am consulted for radio, television and print media interviews for expert opinion. I have been awarded many honours including the Australian Psychological Society Elaine Dignan Award for research into women’s issues. I have served as President of the Eating Disorders Association of Queensland numerous times and am a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques. In addition, I'm the founder of the Gold Coast Eating Disorders Association Inc., facilitating the support groups for 8 years.
I have most recently been investigating the impact of a psychological technique in the treatment of food cravings (Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). Seed Grant 2007. “Evaluation of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Reducing Food Cravings: A Randomized Controlled Trial”).


Present Associate Professor, Bond University
Present Program Director - Masters of Clinical Psychology, Bond University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Australian Psychological Society Women Interest Group Award. Winner- Elaine Dignan Award

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