Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (CSU), Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (The University of Melbourne)
Gene completed his undergraduate psychology degree at Charles Sturt University after which he worked in rural Community Health before moving to Victoria to complete his clinical psychology training at The University of Melbourne. He completed both his honours and doctorate theses in the area of post-trauma reactions in emergency service personnel. After working for a time in metropolitan child and adolescent mental health, Gene worked for Melbourne University at the Centre for Rural Mental Health in Bendigo. Here his responsibilities included: coordinator and clinician for a depression and anxiety clinic, rural mental health research, primary mental health care (including GP) education and training, clinical psychology intern supervision, psychiatry registrar supervision and student teaching.
Gene has also worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a clinical trial of Interpersonal Counselling for physical trauma patients, and also as a Senior Lecturer at Monash University coordinating and teaching the Psychological Medicine rural rotation for medical students.
Currently Gene works as a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University.