Professors and Lecturers

Associate Professor Tim Hannan

Associate Professor / Course Director
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Tim is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has worked in diverse areas of psychology, including ten years in public health and nine in tertiary education, along with a decade in full-time or part-time private practice. His educational background includes postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology (University of Sydney), clinical neuropsychology (Macquarie University), cognitive science (University of NSW), and sport psychology (University of Western Sydney).

The majority of Tim's career has been in the field of child and adolescent psychology. He obtained his first job in community health, and subsequently worked at each of Sydney's children's hospitals. Through these positions, he developed a keen interest in the clinical and neuropsychological assessment of childhood disorders, and the application of this work to the delivery of effective, evidence-based therapeutic services to children and their families.

In 2003, Tim was granted the funding to direct the Australian standardisations of three major tests of children's cognitive abilities, the WISC-IV, WIAT-II and CELF-4. During this time, he became increasingly aware of psychologists' demand for high quality continuing education and training in child psychology, and has since presented over 200 professional development events to APS member groups, health and education departments, and various other organisations around Australia and overseas.

A member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) since 1992, Tim has held numerous offices within the Society, including terms as NSW Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, National Chair of the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, and National Chair of the APS College of Sport Psychologists. He also served a term as National Chair of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, and chaired the College's 5th Annual Conference in 1999, and the 12th Annual Conference in 2006. Tim was elected to Fellowship of the APS in 2008, and to the APS Board of Directors in 2010. He served as President of the APS from 2012 to 2014.


  • Foundations of clinical psychology
  • Child clinical psychology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Clinical neuropsychology


  • Psychological assessment
  • Developmental cognitive disorders
  • Child clinical psychology
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Malingering
  • Sleep disorders
Grants and Consultancies

The Psychological Corporation, $1,046,035

T. Hannan

Australian Standardisation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Second Edition, and Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fourth Edition

UWS Teaching Development Grant, $15,000

T. Hannan

Curriculum alignment and mapping for postgraduate psychology programs

UWS Teaching and Teaching Grant, $19,364

L. Humphreys, J. Milne-Home, R. Crino, & T. Hannan

A methodology for assessing the acquisition of clinical skills in intern psychologists.

NSW Psychologists Registration Board, $35,000

L. Humphreys, R. Crino, & T. Hannan

An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Clinical Skills Assessment Tool.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (Fellow)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology
  • Asian Psychological Association
  • Asia Pacific Association of Psychology
  • American Psychological Association (Affiliate)
  • Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
  • Asian Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Association
  • Australasian Sleep Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychology and Law
  • International Society of Sport Psychology
  • Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

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