Senem EREN

Asst. Prof. Dr.

  1. Bachelor

    (2002) Psychology, University of Melbourne.

  2. PhD

    (2010) Psychology, University of Melbourne.

Areas of Interest

Trauma, behavioural challenges in children, attentional functioning, social skills, brain injury in children and adolescents and their diagnosis, treatment and risk factors, cognitive and psychological outcomes in children with a head injury, PTSD, the effects of stress on the body, brain imaging methods, family functioning

Short Biography

Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Senem Eren finished her Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 2002 at The University of Melbourne.

She continued with research that looked at the effects of stress on the immune system and worked for 9 years as a Psychological researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She received a scholarship from the Australian Health and Medical Research Institute to conduct her PhD studies and examined post-traumatic stress symptoms of children post-trauma.

She has been awarded 9 awards and scholarships for her work as a PhD scholar and has presented extensively at both national and international conferences. She has published 12 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Eren has been working clinically with children, adolescents, adults and families since 2004 across private practice, hospital and school settings. She completed her PhD in 2010 and later opened up her on private practice. She continues to train and lecture in the fields of personal development and psychology internationally.


1. 2013 – Luria Award Highly Commended Prize

2. 2008 – The Delphi Centre Continuing Education Scholarship

3. 2008-2007 – NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship

4. 2007 – Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative Skills Development Award

5. 2007 – NHMRC Travelling scholarship

6. 2007 – Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarships

7. 2007 – Melbourne Abroad Postgraduate Travelling Scholarships

8. 2007 – University of Melbourne, Department of Pediatrics Travel Scholarship Funds

9. 2007 – Postgraduate Student Award, Australian Human Development Association

10. 2006 – Trainee Research Scholarship, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

11. 2006 – Student Travel Award, HCSNet SummerFest

12. 2005 – Royal Children’s Hospital, Department of Psychology Travel Scholarship Funds


1. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (2005 – Devam ediyor)
2. Psychology Board of Australia (2005 – Devam ediyor)
3. Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (2007 – Devam ediyor)
4. Honorary Fellow of the Royal Children’s Hospital Department of Psychology (2004 –2013)
5. Member of the Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychology Studies (2004 – 2014)
6. Associate member of the International Neuropsychology Society (2006 – 2012)
7. Member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (2006 – 2012)
8. Member of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (2006 – 2013)
9. Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) (2007 – 2012)
10. Student member of The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) (2007 – 2010)
11. Student member of the Australasian Human Development Association (2007 – 2010)