Dr Pakenham is an Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. His career in clinical practice and research spans over 30 years. Dr Pakenham has worked as a senior practitioner in both public and private sectors. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and there are more than twelve hundred citations of his work in international journals. He has received over two million dollars in research funding. He was a senior member of a clinical teaching team that won several teaching awards for innovative clinical competencies assessments. Dr Pakenham has supervised 10 PhD graduates, 10 Clinical Doctoral theses, 20 Masters of Clinical Psychology theses, and over 30 honours theses. Dr Pakenham served on the Psychologists Board of Queensland for over 10 years and for much of this time he was Chair of the Board’s Registration, Supervision and Training Committee. He also served as Director of The University Psychology Clinic for 7 years and Honours Convenor for 3 years. He is a member of the APS Colleges of Clinical Psychologists and Health Psychologists.