Dr Dixie Statham

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Dr Dixie Statham


Teaching areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Professional Clinical Practice

Research areas

  • clinical psychology
  • substance dependence
  • psychopathology


Dr Dixie Statham is a clinical psychologist, the Director of the USC Psychology Clinic, and she teaches several postgraduate courses in clinical and professional psychology. Dr Statham has a keen interest in professional clinical supervision and is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a Clinical Supervisor.

 Dr Statham also maintains a clinical psychology practice on a part-time basis and her clinical work focuses on working with adults with depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)


  • Human Research Ethics Committee – Member
  • AEIOU Research Advisory Group (RAG) – Member
  • AEIOU Working Group – Member
  • College of Clinical Psychologists – State Chair (Qld)
  • Australian Clinical Psychologist – Associate Editor
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Professional Standards Panel – Member


Selected publications of Dr Dixie Statham include:

Westcott, C., Waghorn, G., McLean, D., STATHAM, D., Mowry, B. (2015). Role functioning among adults with schizophrenia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 (3), 158–165.

Westcott, C., Waghorn, G., McLean, D., STATHAM, D., Mowry, B. (2015). Interest in employment among people with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 18 (2), 187–207.

Delforterie, M., Lynskey, M., Huizink, A., Creemers, H., Grant, D., Few, L., Glowinski, A., STATHAM, D., Trull, T., Bucholz, K., Madden, P., Martin, N., Heath, A., Agrawal, A. (2015). The relationship between cannabis use disorder symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 150, 98–104.

Slutske, W.S., Deutsch, A.R., Richmond-Raker, L.S., Chernyavskiy, P., STATHAM, D.J., & Martin, N.G. Test of a potential causal influence of earlier age of gambling initiation on gambling involvement and disorder: A multi-level discordant twin design. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28 (4), 1177–1189.

Slutske, W., Piasecki, T., Deutsch, A., STATHAM, D., Martin, N. (2015). Telescoping and Gender Differences in the Time Course of Disordered Gambling: Evidence from a General Population Sample. Addiction, 110 (1), 144–151.

McAllister, M., STATHAM, D., Oprescu, F., Schmidt, T., Boulter, C., Taylor, P., Barr, N., McMillan, J., &  Jaskson, S., Raith, L (2014). Mental Health Inter-professional Education for health professions students: Bridging the Gaps. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9, 35–45.

May, J., Andrade, J., Kavanagh, D., Feeney, G., Gullo, M., STATHAM, D., Skorka-Brown, J., Connolly, J., Cassimatis, M., Young, R., Connor, J. (2014). The Craving Experience Questionnaire:  A brief, theory-based measure of consummatory desire and craving" Addiction, 109 (5), 728–735.

Waldron, M., Grant, J. D., Bucholz, K. K., Lynskey, M. T., Slutske, W. S., Glowinski, A. L., Henders, A., STATHAM, D. J., Martin, N. G., & Heath, A. C. (2014). Parental separation and early substance involvement: Results from children of alcoholic and cannabis dependent twins. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, 78–84.

Few, L. R., Grant, J. D., Trull, T. J., STATHAM, D. J., Martin, N. G., Lynskey, M. T., & Agrawal, A. (2014). Genetic variation in personality traits explains genetic overlap between borderline personality features and substance use disorders. Addiction, 109 (12), 2118–2127.

Maciejewski, D. F., Creemers, H., Lynskey, M. T., Madden, P. A.F., Heath, A. C., STATHAM, D., Martin, N. G., Verweij, K. J. H. (2014). Overlapping genetic and environmental influences on nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation: different outcomes, same etiology?  JAMA Psychiatry, 71 (6), 699–705.

Slutske, W. S., Piasecki, T. M., Nathanson, L., STATHAM, D. J., Martin, N. G. (2014). Genetic Influences on Alcohol-related Hangover. Addiction, 109 (12), 2027–2034.

Slutske, W. S., Deutsch, A. R., Richmond-Rakerd, L. S., Chernyavskiy, P., STATHAM, D. J., Martin, N. G. (2014). Test of a potential causal influence of earlier age of gambling initiation on gambling involvement and disorder: a multilevel discordant twin design. Psychology and Addictive Behavior, 28 (4), 1177–1189.

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

Dr Statham provides research supervision for students in the Psychology (Clinical) program across a range of mental health areas.

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