Justin Kenardy is a clinical psychologist and a leader in the field of paediatric psychology, where for the past 15 years his research has focused on understanding, detecting and treating psychological distress in children. Justin is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland and Deputy Director of the Recover Injury Research Centre. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed books, chapters and papers and has been awarded the APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Australia, the Ian Campbell Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Psychology in Australia, and is a Fellow of the Society. He is past editor of Clinical Psychologist, serves and has served as consulting editor on prestigious international journals including Health Psychology, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and the Journal of Traumatic Stress and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Justin is the past President of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Children admitted to hospital can experience trauma, not just from their injury but from the experience. Psychological research is measuring the impact and suggesting solutions.