School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Dr. Sue Lauder

Phone: (03) 53279845
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology


  • MPsych (Clinical)
  • PhD

Teaching areas

  • Abnormal psychology
  • Behaviour change
  • Testing and assessment
  • Research supervision
  • Placement

Psychology Board of Australia

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • CREST BD – Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder - associate (trainee category)
  • International Society Research Internet Interventions (ISRII)

Professional associations

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • CREST BD – Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder - associate (trainee category)
  • International Society Research Internet Interventions (ISRII)


  • Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychiatry Research

Research interests

Sue has broad research interests.  She has a background in research in the area of bipolar disorders and the use of online technology.  This includes adapting interventions to an online modality, as well as the use of apps in supporting healthy behaviours.  She also has an interest in the use of discussion boards, and how they might enhance online programs, as well as be an avenue of social support.  Sue is also interested in social support more broadly and its role in resilience. Other areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders, and the role of exercise in maintaining wellness.  Sue offers postgraduate supervision in these areas.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed articles

Gliddon, E., Cosgrove, V., Berk, L., Lauder, S., Mohebbi, M., Grimm, D., Dodd, S., Coulson, C., Raju, K., Suppes, T., Berk, M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of MoodSwings 2.0: An internet-based self-management program for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(4) doi: 10.1111/bdi.12669

Cosgrove, V. E., Gliddon, E., Berk, L., Grimm, D., Lauder, S., Dodd, S., Berk, M. & Suppes, T. (2017). Online ethics:  Where will the interface of mental health and the internet lead us? International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 5(26) 10.1186/s40345-017-0095-3.

Lauder, S., Cosgrove, V.E., Gliddon, E., Raju, K., Grimm, D., Dodd, S., Castle, D., Suppes, T.S., Berk, M. (2017). Progressing MoodSwings. The upgrade and evaluation of MoodSwings 2.0: An online intervention for bipolar disorder (2017).  Contemporary Clinical Trials, 56 (18-24) doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.02.00.

Gliddon, E., Lauder, S., Berk, L., Cosgrove, V., Grimm, D., Dodd, S., Suppes, T., Berk, M. (2015).  Evaluating discussion board engagement in the MoodSwings online self-help program for bipolar disorder: Protocol for an observational prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry, 15, DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0630-7.

Thomson, D., Turner, A., Lauder, S., Gigler, M.E., Berk, L., Singh, A.B., Pasco, J.A., Berk, M., & Sylvia, L. (2015). A brief review of exercise, bipolar disorder and mechanistic pathways. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00147.

Lauder, S., Chester, A., Castle, D., Dodd, S., Gliddon, E., Berk, L., Chamberlain, J., Klein, B., Gilbert, M., Austin, D.W., Berk, M. (2015), A randomized head to head trial of An Internet based self-help program for bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 171, 13-21.

Lauder, S.D., Chester, A., Castle, D., Dodd, S., Berk, L., Klein, B., Austin,D., Gilbert, M., Chamberlain, J.A., Murray, G., White, C., Piterman, L., & Berk M. (2013). Development of an online intervention for bipolar disorder. Psychology Health & Medicine, 18(2), 155-165.

Book/book chapters

Klein, B., Clinnick, L., Chesler, J., Stranieri, A., Bignold, A., Dazeley, R., McLaren, S., Lauder, S., & Balasubramanian, V. (2018). Supporting regional aged care nursing staff to manage residents' behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in real time, using the Nurses' Behavioural Assistant (NBA): A pilot site end-user attitudes trial. In M.E.L. van den Berg and A. J. Maeder (Eds.), Telehealth for our ageing Society (pp. 24-28). IOS Press.

Proudfoot, J., Klein, B., Andersson, G., Carlbring, P., Kyrios, M., Munro, C., Lauder, S., Palermo, T., Riper, H., & Blankers, M. (2010). Guided CBT internet interventions: specific issues in supporting clients with depression, anxiety and comorbid conditions. In J. Bennett-Levy, D.A. Richards, P, Farrand., H. Christensen, K. M. Griffiths, D.J. Kavanagh, B. Klein, M.A. Lau, J. Proudfoot, L. Ritterband, J. White & C. Williams (Eds.), Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions. New York: Oxford University Press

Berk, L., Berk, M., Castle, D., Lauder, S. (2008). Living with Bipolar: a guide to understanding and managing the disorder. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin

Student research completions


Emma Gliddon PhD Deakin University: Completed 2016. Assessing an Online Psychotherapy Program for Bipolar Disorder and the role of discussion boards.

Clinical masters

Persia Hegarty Federation University Australia. Completed 2018. What makes adults tick? An investigation into factors associated with emotion regulation coping styles.

Susan Titcomb Federation University Australia. Completed 2018. Psychological distress among veterinarians: The influence of social support on insomnia.

Sally Smith Federation University Australia: Completed 2015. Mindfulness eHealth and Sleep Outcomes

4th year

Jaimie Bellart. Federation University Australia: Completed 2017.  Head vs Heart: the Relationship between Cognitive and Affective Empathy Styles and Social Support in Committed Relationships

Rebecca Kovacs. Federation University Australia: Completed 2016. Relationship between Social Media Use and Body Image in Women, and Mediation through Appearance Comparisons.

Jennifer Vong. Federation University Australia: Completed 2016. The Effect of Social Support on Adjustment after Returning to the Home Country.

Kelly Hudson. Federation University Australia: Completed 2016. The Adjustment to University.  Exploring the impact of Psychological Wellbeing, Sleep and Physical Activity.

Mathew Jackson. Federation University Australia: Completed 2016. The Relationship between Personality and Distinct Forms of Social Support.

Emma Gliddon. University of Melbourne. Completed 2010: MoodSwings 1.5; Usability and pilot testing of an online intervention for bipolar disorder.