Researcher biography

Dr Edwards' research collaborations span education, psychology and medical education. She has a growing track-record for conducting robust laboratory studies examining individual differences in cognitive performance under situational stress. Her work supports the notion that an inability to efficiently process information and maintain concentration, plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of emotional disorders. Her latest work focusses on the translation of theory-driven, lab-based science into treatments for clinical problems.

Dr Edwards completed a PhD and an honours degree in psychology (Bond University), and an undergraduate degree in education (Griffith University). For over two decades, she has worked as a primary classroom teacher, special education teacher, guidance officer, and psychologist. She has taught and supervised clinical, professional and research skills in education, psychology and medicine and worked in higher education in the United Kingdom and Australia. Dr Edwards joined The University of Queensland in 2020 to teach into the Master of Educational Studies (Guidance, Counselling and Careers).