Dr Govind Krishnamoorthy


Dr Govind Krishnamoorthy
NameDr Govind Krishnamoorthy
Email Addressgovind.krishnamoorthy@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Psychology)
QualificationsBBehSc(Hons) Griffith, BPsych(Hons) Griffith, PhD Griffith
DepartmentSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
AffiliationsInstitute for Resilient Regions
Centre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1515-1103
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Biography

Dr Govind Krishnamoorthy is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in the School of Psychology and Wellbeing at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Dr. Krishnamoorthy's research and clinical practice focuses on improving mental health and educational outcomes for children and adolescents from marginalised backgrounds. For over 15 years, he has worked extensively with children and families exposed to abuse and neglect in both public and private sector. Dr. Krishnamoorthy has collaborated with health services, schools and community services in implementing practices and systems approaches for trauma informed care and recovery oriented practices.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20192024
Advanced Clinical Psychologist (HP5)Ipswich Child and Youth Mental Health Service West Moreton HHS, Queensland Health20182019
Senior Clinical Psychologist (HP4)eCYMHS Telepsychiatry Service, Child and Youth Mental Health Service Children’s Health Queensland, Queensland Health20172018
Senior Clinical Psychologist (HP4)CYMHS Consultation Liaison, Queensland Children’s Hospital Children’s Health Queensland, Queensland Health20152017
State-wide Clinical Educator (HP5)Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (QCMHL) West Moreton Hospital and Health District, Queensland Health20152017
Professional Development Coordinator (HP4)Brisbane South Evolve Therapeutic Services, Child and Youth Mental Health Service Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health District (CHQ HHS), Queensland Health20102015
PsychologistMater Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Brisbane20072010

Expertise

Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Mental Health, Trauma-informed Care, Recovery-oriented Care and Digital Health

Teaching

PSY8260: Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology

Fields of Research

  • 520101. Child and adolescent development
  • 520102. Educational psychology
  • 520302. Clinical psychology

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Psychological Society
EMDR Australia
APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Recovery Research Network, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
Collaboratory on School and Child Health, University of Connecticut
Manna Institute - Regional Mental Health Research and Training
BBehSc(Hons)
Griffith
2006
BPsych(Hons)
Griffith
2006
PhD
Griffith
2011

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Understanding the role of program champions in the implementation of trauma-informed educational practices.Principal SupervisorMasters2023
Understanding Social-Emotional Wellbeing and Language Development Across Early Childhood: Patterns of Strengths and Challenges, and the Impact of Psychosocial FactorsPrincipal SupervisorMasters2023
Multivariate risk stratification for child mental health in schools: Developing and implementing a screening tool for primary school aged children (4 to 12 yrs)Principal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Investigating mediators for the relationship between childhood adversity and interpersonal problems in adolescentsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Mitigating the Costs of Caring: The development of a digital application to support caregivers of youth with mental health concerns.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Exploring the impact of educating undergraduate nursing students in trauma informed care (TIC).Associate SupervisorMasters2021
Engagement and Treatment Recommendations for Counselling with Adolescent MalesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Understanding adolescent engagement in an online cognitive-behavioural intervention for anxietyAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Implementation and Feasibility of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Adolescence: A Group Program Delivered in a Tertiary Care SettingAssociate SupervisorMasters2019

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
CONCEPTUALISING AND ASSESSING TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE IN TASMANIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLSPrincipal SupervisorMasters2023
Personal recovery for youth with mental health concerns: Integrating multi-systemic perspectives and evaluating digital supportsAssociate SupervisorMasters2023
Exploration of the barriers and enablers of mainstream classroom teachers accessing professional development on trauma informed classroom pedagogy: The nativity of the embrace frameworkAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Project titleDetailsYear
Trauma-informed Behaviour Support for the Early Intervention of Child Mental Health: A pragmatic Implementation TrialPrincipal Investigator Funding: $140,000; Funder: Rotary Australia Grant2023
Finding the Right Balance of Support: Testing a New Digital Model of Care for Child and Adolescent Anxiety in Regional Communities Chief Investigator; Principal Investigator: Prof. Sonja March Funding: $376,621; Funder: HCF Research Foundation 2023
Supporting the Inclusion, Engagement and Wellbeing of Students Using Trauma-informed Multi-tiered Systems of SupportInvestigators: Dr. Emily Berger, Dr. Erin Leif, A/Prof. Kelly-Ann Allen, Dr. Illana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Dr. Russell Fox, Dr. Beatriz Gallo Cordoba, Dr. Govind Krishnamoorthy. Funding: $275,00; Funder: Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga 2023
Trauma-informed Behaviour Supports in SchoolsFunder: Capacity Building Grant, Center for Health Research, University of Southern Queensland Co-Investigators: Prof. Sonja March; Prof. Lorelle Burton, Dr. Kay Ayre, Dr.Emily Berger, Prof. Sandra Chafouleas. Funding: $9105.002022
Trauma0Informed Behaviour Supports in Regional SchoolsFunder: Manna Institute - Regional Mental Health Research and Training Funding: $9105.00 Co-Investigators: Prof. Sonja March; Prof. Lorelle Burton, Dr. Kay Ayre, Dr. Cassy Ditman, Dr.Emily Berger, Prof. Sandra Chafouleas. 2022
How Stories Enable CopingFunding: $14,430; Funder: Capacity Building Grant, Center for Health Research, University of Southern Queensland Co-Investigators: Prof. Jessica Gildersleeve, Prof. Amy Mullens, Dr. India Bryce, Dr. Carol Du Plessis, A/Prof. Annette Bromdal2022
Our Children, Their Future: Screentime Guidelines AdherenceInvestigators: Prof. Stuart Biddle, Prof. Sonja March, Prof. Tracy Alexander-Kolbe, Dr. George Thomas, Dr. Muthulakshmi Narasimhan, Dr. Robert McGregor. Funding: $12,000; Funder: Ipswich Hospital Foundation Partners: Ramsay Health2022
Recovery Oriented Mental Health Care for YouthIndustry Partners: Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre, Child and Youth mental Health Service, Children’s health Queensland, Queensland Health. Funder: Consumers Health Forum. Funding: $50002020
CatholicCare Community Services EvaluationFunding: $90,000; Funder: CatholicCare Community Services. Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Prof. Lorelle Burton, Dr. Carol Du Plessis, Dr. Nathan Beal and Dr. Aastha Malhotra. 2019

‘It's all about rapport’: Australian therapists' recommendations for engaging adolescent males in counselling and psychotherapy

Boerma, Micah, Beel, Nathan, Jeffries, Carla and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2023. "‘It's all about rapport’: Australian therapists' recommendations for engaging adolescent males in counselling and psychotherapy." Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12716

Conceptualisation of Personal Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Care for Youth: Multisystemic Perspectives

Dallinger, Vicki C., Krishnamoorthy, Govind, du Plessis, Carol, Pillai-Sasidharan, Arun, Ayres, Alice, Waters, Lillian, Groom, Yasmin, Sweeney, Kiara, Anderson, Linda, Rees, Bronwyn and Burton, Lorelle. 2023. "Conceptualisation of Personal Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Care for Youth: Multisystemic Perspectives." International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org//10.1007/s11469-023-01170-3

'It's not fair!' Kids grumble and complain for a reason, here's how to handle it

Rogers, Marg, Dittman, Cassy and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2023. "'It's not fair!' Kids grumble and complain for a reason, here's how to handle it." The Conversation.

Family-based treatment takes longer for adolescents with mental health comorbidities: findings from a community mental health service

Lim, Jacqueline, White, Jacinda, Withington, Tania, Catania, Salvatore, Wilson, Daniel, Knight, Penny, Rees, Bronwyn, Middeldorp, Christel and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2023. "Family-based treatment takes longer for adolescents with mental health comorbidities: findings from a community mental health service ." Eating Disorders. 31 (6), pp. 588-609. https://doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2023.2201995

Teacher Mental Health Literacy and Child Development in Australian Primary Schools: A Program Evaluation

Bowyer, Melissa, Fein, Erich C. and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2023. "Teacher Mental Health Literacy and Child Development in Australian Primary Schools: A Program Evaluation." Education Sciences. 13 (4), pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13040329

Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective

Beel, Nathan, Chinchen, Christine, Machin, Tanya, du Plessis, Carol, Mullens, Amy B., Rees, Bronwyn, Purnell-Webb, Trish, Brown, Samantha, Murray, Judith, Ayre, Kay, Gilmour, John, Falcon, John, Flanagan, John, Brown, James, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Bryce, India, Malengret, Claire, Dall'Osto, Claire and King, Deborah. Beel, Nathan, Chinchen, Christine, Machin, Tanya and du Plessis, Carol (ed.) 2023. Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective . University of Southern Queensland.

Trauma in Children and Adolescence

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Mullens, Amy B.. 2023. "Trauma in Children and Adolescence." Beel, Nathan, Chinchen, Christine, Machin, Tanya and du Plessis, Carol (ed.) Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective. Australia. University of Southern Queensland. pp. 189-197

Trauma in Adults

Mullens, Amy B., Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Gilmour, John and Bryce, India. 2023. "Trauma in Adults." Beel, Nathan, Chinchen, Christine, Machin, Tanya and du Plessis, Carol (ed.) Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective. Australia. University of Southern Queensland. pp. 171-188

Child Maltreatment

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay, Rees, Bronwyn and Brown, Samantha. 2023. "Child Maltreatment." Beel, Nathan, Chinchen, Christine, Machin, Tanya and du Plessis, Carol (ed.) Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective. Australia. University of Southern Queensland. pp. 66-85

Trauma Informed Education: Interdisciplinary Insights

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay, Schimke, Dayna and King, Deborah. Schimke, Dayna (ed.) 2023. Trauma Informed Education: Interdisciplinary Insights. University of Southern Queensland.

Transformative change comes from more than structured content: Qualitative exploration of parent experiences of a post-separation group program

Bayliss, Luke, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Malhotra, Aastha, Beel, Nathan, du Plessis, Carol, Crathern, Jennifer, Hall, Stuart and Burton, Lorelle. 2023. "Transformative change comes from more than structured content: Qualitative exploration of parent experiences of a post-separation group program." Family Relations. 72 (5), pp. 3067-3083. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12836

A Machine Learning Framework for Early-Stage Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hasan, S. M. Mahedy, Uddin, Palash, Al Mamun, Md., Sharif, Muhammad Imran, Ulhaq, Anwaar and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2022. "A Machine Learning Framework for Early-Stage Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders." IEEE Access. 11, pp. 15038-5057. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3232490

Utilisation of Digital Applications for Personal Recovery Amongst Youth with Mental Health Concerns

Dallinger, Vicki C., Krishnamoorthy, Govind, du Plessis, Carol, Pillai-Sasidharan, Arun, Ayres, Alice, Waters, Lillian, Groom, Yasmin, Alston, Olivia, Anderson, Linda and Burton, Lorelle. 2022. "Utilisation of Digital Applications for Personal Recovery Amongst Youth with Mental Health Concerns." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (24), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192416818

Day Programs for children and adolescents with eating disorders: A systematic review

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Shin, So Min and Rees, Bronwyn. 2022. "Day Programs for children and adolescents with eating disorders: A systematic review." European Eating Disorders Review. 31 (2), pp. 199-225. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2953

Future-proofing Queensland families: Investigating CatholicCare’s leadership in family support services and responses to national family law reforms

Bayliss, Luke, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Malhotra, Aastha, Beel, Nathan, du Plessis, Carol and Burton, Lorelle. 2022. Future-proofing Queensland families: Investigating CatholicCare’s leadership in family support services and responses to national family law reforms. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Trauma-informed behavior support with youth in flexible learning and vocational education settings: Exploring the acceptability of an online trauma-informed education program

Gavin, Tessa, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay, Bryce, India and Trimmer, Karen. 2024. "Trauma-informed behavior support with youth in flexible learning and vocational education settings: Exploring the acceptability of an online trauma-informed education program." Preventing School Failure. 68 (1), pp. 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2022.2132197

Internet-based interventions to support recovery in youth: A systematic review

Dallinger, Vicki, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Burton, Lorelle, Du Plessis, Carol, Pillai, Arun and Ayres, Alice. 2022. "Internet-based interventions to support recovery in youth: A systematic review." Digital Health. 8, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076221129094

Balancing the Needs of the School Community: Implementing Trauma-Informed Behaviour Supports in an Australian Regional Primary School.

Ayre, Kay, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Rees, Bronwyn and Berger, Emily. 2022. "Balancing the Needs of the School Community: Implementing Trauma-Informed Behaviour Supports in an Australian Regional Primary School." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 47 (9), pp. 43-61.

Multi-Tiered Culturally Responsive Behavior Support: A Qualitative Study of Trauma-Informed Education in an Australian Primary School

Schimke, Dayna, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay, Berger, Emily and Rees, Bronwyn. 2022. "Multi-Tiered Culturally Responsive Behavior Support: A Qualitative Study of Trauma-Informed Education in an Australian Primary School." Frontiers in Education. 7, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.866266

Trauma-Informed School Programming: A Partnership Approach to Culturally Responsive Behavior Support

Bellamy, Tessa, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay, Berger, Emily, Machin, Tony and Rees, Bronwyn Elizabeth. 2022. "Trauma-Informed School Programming: A Partnership Approach to Culturally Responsive Behavior Support." Sustainability. 14 (7), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14073997

Roadblocks and Enablers for Teacher Engagement in Professional Development Opportunities Aimed at Supporting Trauma-informed Classroom Pedagogical Practice

Collier, Simone, Trimmer, Karen, Bryce, India and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2022. "Roadblocks and Enablers for Teacher Engagement in Professional Development Opportunities Aimed at Supporting Trauma-informed Classroom Pedagogical Practice." Journal of Graduate Education Research. 3, pp. 51-65.

Characteristics and treatment outcomes of children and adolescents accessing treatment in Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Lu, Zhen Qi, de Geus, Hanna, Roest, Sanna, Payne, Leanne, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Littlewood, Robyn, Hoyland, Margaret, Stathis, Stephen, Bor, William and Middeldorp, Christel. 2022. "Characteristics and treatment outcomes of children and adolescents accessing treatment in Child and Youth Mental Health Services." Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 16 (12), pp. 1297-1308. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.13275

Applications and Careers in Psychology within Public Health and Community Settings to Build Wellbeing and Promote Social Justice

Mullens, Amy B, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, She, Eidin Ni and Burton, Lorelle. 2022. "Applications and Careers in Psychology within Public Health and Community Settings to Build Wellbeing and Promote Social Justice." Machin, Tony, Machin, Tanya, Jeffries, Carla, Hoare, Nancey and Abel, Susan (ed.) The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland. pp. 297-325

Exploring self-care practices in foster carers: a qualitative study

Miko, Amy L., Berger, Emily and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2022. "Exploring self-care practices in foster carers: a qualitative study." Journal of Public Child Welfare. 17 (2), pp. 333-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2022.2027844

Validating the barriers and enablers for teachers accessing professional development of trauma informed pedagogy

Collier, Simone, Bryce, India, Trimmer, Karen and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2022. "Validating the barriers and enablers for teachers accessing professional development of trauma informed pedagogy." Social Sciences & Humanities Open. 6 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssaho.2022.100332

Sustaining interdisciplinary work in trauma‑informed education

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Ayre, Kay. 2022. "Sustaining interdisciplinary work in trauma‑informed education." The Australian Educational Researcher. 49 (3), pp. 529-546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-021-00483-3

Trauma informed behaviour support: a practical guide to developing resilient learners

Ayre, Kay and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. Anderson, Nikki (ed.) 2020. Trauma informed behaviour support: a practical guide to developing resilient learners. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Through Benevolent Eyes: the Differential Efficacy of Perspective Taking and Cognitive Reappraisalon the Regulation of Shame

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Davis, Penelope, O'Donovan, Analise, McDermott, Brett and Mullens, Amy. 2021. "Through Benevolent Eyes: the Differential Efficacy of Perspective Taking and Cognitive Reappraisalon the Regulation of Shame." International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 14 (2), pp. 263-288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-020-00085-4

Trauma informed care: Adverse childhood experiences and its implications for health care

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Bradley, Julie. 2020. "Trauma informed care: Adverse childhood experiences and its implications for health care." Australian Physiotherapy Association Online Seminar series: Trauma informed care: Implications for physiotherapists (2020). Online 23 May 2020

Helping children who have been affected by bushfires

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Ayre, Kay and Rees, Bronwyn. 2020. "Helping children who have been affected by bushfires." Reflections. 2020 (1), pp. 3-6.

Effects of the ‘Circle of Security’ group parenting program (COS-P) with foster carers: An observational study

Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Hessing, Paula, Middeldorp, Christel and Branjerdporn, Melissa. 2020. "Effects of the ‘Circle of Security’ group parenting program (COS-P) with foster carers: An observational study." Children and Youth Services Review. 115, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105082

Coping with COVID-19: Understanding and managing the impact of pandemics

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Rees, Bronwyn. 2020. "Coping with COVID-19: Understanding and managing the impact of pandemics." Coping with COVID-19: Returning to face-to-face learning: Training provided to Goodna State School staff (2020). Goodna, Australia 08 May 2020

Evaluating frameworks for practice in mainstream primary school classrooms catering for children with developmental trauma: an analysis of the literature

Collier, Simone, Bryce, India, Trimmer, Karen and Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2020. "Evaluating frameworks for practice in mainstream primary school classrooms catering for children with developmental trauma: an analysis of the literature." Children Australia. 45 (SI4), pp. 258-265. https://doi.org/10.1017/cha.2020.53

Trauma informed care in early childhood education

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Ayre, Kay. 2020. "Trauma informed care in early childhood education." Developmental Trauma and the Brain: Three part online professional development seminar for Gowrie NSW (2020). Online 06 Apr - 18 May 2020

The impact of abuse and neglect on children: Understanding challenging behaviour and trauma informed practice

Krishnamoorthy, Govind. 2019. "The impact of abuse and neglect on children: Understanding challenging behaviour and trauma informed practice." The Pyjama Foundation Seminar Series: The impact of abuse and neglect on children (2019). Toowoomba, Australia 15 Oct 2019