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The Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) conducts specialist clinical research aimed at furthering the understanding of child and adult emotional disorders, as well as continually improving methods of treatment. It is a Macquarie University centre for research excellence.

The Centre is under the directorship of Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee AM, who has been a leading researcher in the field of child and adult anxiety for over 20 years.


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CEH researchers concentrate on the understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and related mental health problems. Internationally renowned for our research into anxiety, including several “world first” findings, we have a special focus on children and families.


Along with our research and treatment programs, CEH provides practical training and support to health care workers, psychologists and school counsellors, from trainees to experienced professionals.


The Centre’s Emotional Health Clinic (CEHC) uses the latest knowledge of science and practice to provide treatments and support to children, adolescents and adults. Treatments are based on evidence gathered over years of scientific research. They are practical, effective and applicable to real life situations. 

Research the Centre for Emotional Health is currently working on:

PAVe: An exciting new research study which looks at Preventing Anxiety and Victimisation through education (PAVe).

Read more about our Current Research > 

What Worries Australia: Read the full results here

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