Dr Trudi Flynn - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Trudi Flynn

PhD (Psych) Deakin, CPPD ClinHyp TVU, BA (Hons)(Psych) Deakin, Adv Dip TAT, Ikon.

  • Lecturer, Counselling
+61 7 5459 4660
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Trudi Flynn

Dr Trudi Flynn joined USC in 2018 as Lecturer in Counselling. Trudi is an integrative art therapist, and a research and teaching academic. She has over ten years’ experience in applied therapeutic practice within Australia and the UK, working across the fields of adolescent and adult substance dependence, eating disorders, palliative care, and within the broader community setting. Trudi completed her PhD in the field of psychosocial epidemiology, and later, her post-doctoral research fellowship in mental health. Researched areas included mental health education, and schools-based mental health promotion. Trudi has most recently held a role as Research Fellow within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC, and is currently developing research in arts-based expressive therapies, and hospital-based services.

Professional membership

  • Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Research grants

 Grant/Project Name Investigators Funding body Focus
Pyxis Implementation: An Evaluative Research Project Wallis M, Craswell A, Morris-Smith B, Bennet K, Dalgliesh B, Williams P, Flynn T, Hanson J  A$46,450 Evaluation of a hospital-based implementation of the Pyxis Automated Medication Dispensing System, designed to promote medication safety.

Research areas

  • arts-based expressive therapies
  • transpersonal approaches in counselling and psychotherapy
  • mental health promotion
  • addictions; eating disorders
  • health behaviours

Teaching areas

  • Counselling Skills
  • Ethics and Reflective Practice
  • Strengths-Based Counselling
  • Counselling and Addictions