BA (Hons), MClinPsych, PhD (Macquarie); FASSA, FAPS

Professor Hudson has made distinguished contributions to the scientific understanding and clinical treatment of anxiety disorders in children. Her research has delivered sustained and influential insights into the complex aetiology of anxiety as well as developed and validated innovative, effective, and accessible interventions for children with anxiety. She is recognised as a world leader especially for her work on the influence of parent-child interactions on the development on anxiety and its successful treatment.

Amongst her many awards and invitations, in 2017 she was made a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (based in USA) and in 2015 she was awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford University. She has given over a dozen invited plenary presentations at major national and international meetings, including the World Congress of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Hudson’s research has been funded by both the ARC and NHMRC. She has received over million in external competitive funding, over .6 million in the last 5 years, including an ARC Future Fellowship. Her research is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and multimethod, which maximises its quality and impact. Hudson’s clinical and theoretical expertise has allowed her to co-lead a 10-site international team resulting in high impact psychiatry and psychology publications as well as new insights that are translating into best practice clinical interventions that improve the lives of children with anxiety.

Hudson is a member of the ARC College of Experts (2015-2018) and has served on the NHMRC CRE panel (2012-2014). She has important editorial roles in high quality international journals such as Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (2017-current) and Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (2008-2011). More broadly, she has mentored many clinical researchers and practitioners, and in this way, has shaped Australia’s contributions to research and practice. Hudson also is a consummate communicator, and has contributed to a range of government, community, and media activities and events. As a result, her work moves beyond its scientific and professional impact into the realm of both policy influence and everyday life.

Overall, it is the innovation in theory and method, the international reach and collaboration, and the scientific and practical impact of Hudson’s research that underscores the importance and value of her basic and translational work to maximize the emotional health and well-being of young people in Australia and around the world.

  • Professor of Clinical Psychology, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales (November, 2020)
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University (May, 2013)
  • Visiting Fellowship. Magdalen College, University of Oxford, January 2015- March 31st 2015
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, May 2012 – 2015

2018, Fellow, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

2017 Fellow, Association of Psychological Science

  1. Hudson, JL, Keers R, Roberts S, Coleman JR, Breen G, Arendt K, et. al. (2015). Clinical predictors of response to cognitive-behavioral therapy in pediatric anxiety disorders: the genes for treatment (GxT) study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 454-463.
  2. Hudson JL, Newall C, Rapee RM, Lyneham HJ, Schniering CA, Wuthrich VM, Schneider S, Seeley-Wait E, Edwards S, & Gar NS. (2014). The impact of brief parental anxiety management on child anxiety treatment outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 3, 370-380.
  3. Hudson JL, Lester KJ, Lewis CM, Tropeano M, et al. (2013). Predicting outcomes following cognitive behaviour therapy in child anxiety disorders: the influence of genetic, demographic and clinical information. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 54, 1086 – 1094.
  4. Hudson, J.L. (2017). Prevention of anxiety across the lifespan. Journal of American Medical Association – Psychiatry, 74 (10), 1029-1030.
  5. Hudson, J. L., Rapee, R. M., et al (2015). Comparing outcomes for children with different anxiety disorders following cognitive behavioural therapy. Behaviour research and therapy, 72, 30-37.