Rosemary Clifford

PhD Student

Rose Clifford commenced her studies at the ANU in 2013, completing a double degree in Arts and Psychology (Honours) in 2018, and now completing her PhD in Psychology. She is also a tutor and a teaching assistant in psychology at the ANU, teaching both third year and second year psychology students.

Rose is an executive member of the ANU Psychology Society and an executive member of batyr - a preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. She lives with general anxiety, and during her second, third and fourth year of university she was diagnosed with and recovered from an eating disorder.

She has used her experience to help inform research proposals and grants applications and has assisted in the education and professional development of Occupational Therapists and Psychologists in the ACT. She volunteers with Mental Illness Education ACT, sharing her lived experience, and supports Lifeline taking calls on their crisis line. She has co-designed a number of mental health education programs currently being delivered to youth in the ACT and has won a grant to develop a Mental Health Empowerment and Leadership program for youth.

Rose was awarded the 2020 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year award. Her passion to help others continues to drive her work and everyday life.