Professor John Gleeson has held the post of National Head of the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) since May 2014. He was appointed to the role of Professor of Psychology at ACU in 2011. Previously he held a joint appointment as Associate Professor with the NorthWestern Mental Health, a program of Melbourne Health, and the Psychology Department of The University of Melbourne.
Professor Gleeson is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society. He is an occasional panel member, via a ministerial appointment, of The Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He is a member of the National Clinical Research Committee for The Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Professor Gleeson has maintained his registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology. He has practised as a clinical psychologist for over 25 years. He is an approved clinical supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Professor Gleeson obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2001. After completing his Masters in Clinical Psychology at La Trobe University in 1991, he was appointed to a range of clinical roles in adult and youth mental health settings. His current research interests focus on psychological interventions for serious mental health disorders in youth. Together with colleagues from Orygen he has lead the development and evaluation of online and mobile interventions for youth and carers in the recovery phases.