Prof Kim Felmingham, PhD
Melbourne School of Psychological Services
Kim Felmingham, PhD is the Chair of Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. She is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, who specializes in the field of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has over fifteen years of experience in treating PTSD, including treating adult survivors of childhood trauma. Professor Felmingham is recognized for her research examining the neural and biological mechanisms associated with PTSD, with a specific focus on key mechanisms such as emotional memory consolidation, fear conditioning and extinction, emotion regulation and hormonal and genetic influences on these processes. She has published extensively in neuroimaging, event-related potential and psychophysiological fields in PTSD. A recent research focus is to identify the impact of childhood trauma on neural and psychological functioning, with a specific interest in identifying the impact of critical periods of trauma exposure during development.