Dr Annabel Pollard is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in health care and health systems, acute and chronic disease management, rehabilitation, pain and symptom management and health behaviour change. Annabel completed a PhD in Behavioural Science at the University of Melbourne which focussed on health behaviour and serious illness.
Annabel has held senior leadership positions in health care as a clinical psychologist, including working as head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Annabel has held consulting roles across Melbourne including health policy development, research, and palliative care. Across her career Annabel has consistently initiated and participated in clinical research, and patient focused service innovations and has published psychosocial research.
Annabel’s main area of clinical expertise and interest has been on working with individuals who are coping with the impact and experiences of acute and chronic illness. A significant focus of Annabel’s clinical practice is supporting mental health and resilience, and developing health and wellness directed behaviours to better manage the impacts of chronic illness, life stressors and workplace stressors on individual mental health and wellbeing.
In her clinical therapy work Annabel’s focus is on working with individuals to support health and mental health concerns, the aim is to deepen insights and understandings of personal dilemmas in order to create possibility and choices which support wellbeing and recovery and enhance quality of life.
She is pleased to see patients with private health insurance, as well as DVA, TAC and Workcover patients.
- Motivational approaches for change
- Insight focussed therapies
- Adjustment and stress management
- Mental health and chronic illness
- Pain and symptom management
- Doctor of Philosophy (Psych)Master of Clinical Psychology
- Graduate Diploma Applied Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts
- Registered Nurse
- Member- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
- Registered Clinical Psychologist – Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)