Tanya Gilmartin - PhD

Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry The Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from Australian Catholic University. Her past research focused on alcohol consumption and eating disorders and has been presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.

Tanya has worked as as a registered Psychologist since 2010, gaining endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011 and recognition as a Clinical Supervisor in 2013. Her Clinical career has been based in Melbourne, focusing on treating personality disorders and eating disorders using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In 2015 Tanya became the first person in Australia to be trained in Radically Open-DBT (RO-DBT), and has focused on using this treatment approach with clients presenting with personality disorders and eating disorders characterised by overcontrol. She has a wide experience in integrating research and theory in treatment, supervision and program development, as well as training other clinicians in evidence-based approaches. Tanya's proposed PhD protest is designed to extend on her clinical background and training, exploring the relationship between personality pathology and eating pathology among young women to contribute to the understanding of the development of these disorders.

 MAPrc Multidisciplinary Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004