Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical psychology
  • Obsessive compulsive and related disorders
  • Digital mental health
  • Psychosocial recovery
  • Stigma

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Imogen Rehm

Dr Imogen Rehm is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the College of Sport, Health & Engineering, a Research Fellow with the Institute for Health and Sport, and Chair of the Master of Professional Psychology program. She holds broad clinical, teaching, and research interests in the areas of psychosocial recovery, digital mental health, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

Imogen is currently involved in the following local, national, and international projects:

  • evaluating the longitudinal outcomes of a telehealth peer-support and care-coordination program delivered by volunteers at the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria
  • documenting the impact of stigma and discrimination experienced by almost 2000 Australians living with complex mental health issues in a national survey conducted by SANE Australia in partnership with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • contributing advice on the design and implementation of a national survey that captures the Scottish experience of mental illness stigma and discrimination in a project led by the Mental Health Foundation UK and See Me Scotland.

Imogen is an Associate Editor for the Australian Psychological Society journal, Clinical Psychologist, and for a new journal published by Elsevier, Psychiatry Research Communications. She is an Honorary Fellow with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. As a member of the self-stigma technical advisory committee, Imogen is currently advising the National Mental Health Commission regarding their development of a National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy. Imogen previously served on the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria committee of management (2016-2021).   

Prior to joining Victoria University in 2021, Imogen had worked in various teaching, research, and evaluation positions at SANE Australia, RMIT University, the National eTherapy Centre at Swinburne University, and at headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Imogen is a practising Clinical Psychologist and registered supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.


  • PhD (Clinical Psychology), Swinburne University, Australia, 2016
  • BPsych (Hons), Monash University, Australia, 2010

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Moulding, R., Mancuso, S. G., Rehm, I., & Nedeljkovic, M. (160310). The self in the obsessive-compulsive-related disorders: Hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and trichotillomania (pp. 123-133).

doi: 10.1017/9781139941297.014

Year Citation
2021 De, Silva., Cockshaw, W. D., Rehm, I. C., & Hancock, N. (210901). A short form of the Recovery Assessment Scale-Domains and Stages: Development and validation among adults with anxiety disorders. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 28(5), (1135-1145).

doi: 10.1002/cpp.2563

2021 Tan, Y. T., Rehm, I. C., Stevenson, J. L., & De, Foe. (210215). Social Media Peer Support Groups for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Understanding the Predictors of Negative Experiences. Journal of Affective Disorders, 281 (661-672).

doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.11.094

2021 Meaklim, H., Rehm, I. C., Monfries, M., Junge, M., Meltzer, L. J., & Jackson, M. L. (210101). Wake up psychology! Postgraduate psychology students need more sleep and insomnia education. Australian Psychologist, 56(6), (485-498).

doi: 10.1080/00050067.2021.1955614

2020 Slikboer, R., Rehm, I. C., Lam, S., Maloney, A., & Nedeljkovic, M. (200401). A brief, residential peer-support retreat for trichotillomania: A mixed methods evaluation. Australian Psychologist, 55(2), (169-180).

doi: 10.1111/ap.12420

2019 Rehm, I. C., Nedeljkovic, M., Moulding, R., & Thomas, A. (191101). The Beliefs in Trichotillomania Scale (BiTS): Factor analyses and preliminary validation. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58(4), (384-405).

doi: 10.1111/bjc.12219

2018 Rehm, I. C., Keuthen, N. J., Mansueto, C. S., & Woods, D. W. (180701). A clinician's quick guide of evidence-based approaches: Body-focused repetitive behaviour disorders. Clinical Psychologist, 22(2), (168-170).

doi: 10.1111/cp.12155

2017 Arabatzoudis, T., Rehm, I. C., Nedeljkovic, M., & Moulding, R. (170101). Emotion regulation in individuals with and without trichotillomania. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12 (87-94).

doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.01.003

2016 Rehm, I. C., Foenander, E., Wallace, K., Abbott, J. AM., Kyrios, M., & Thomas, N. (161118). What role can avatars play in e-mental health interventions? Exploring new models of client-therapist interaction. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7(NOV),

doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00186

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Evidence-based youth fire intervention program and resources
From: NSW Natural Hazards Research and Knowledge Funding Stream
Other investigators: Dr Michelle Ball, Dr Kara Dadswell, Prof Jenny Sharples
For period: 2023-2025


Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Current supervision (Associate supervisor): 1 PhD student at Monash University, 1 PhD student at University of Melbourne, 1 DPsych (Clin) student at Deakin University.

Teaching activities & experience

Imogen convenes/co-convenes three postgraduate psychology units:

  • APC6088 Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • APC7009 Advanced Clinical Practice
  • APM7008 Psychology of Health and Community.


Year Award

Dean's Award for Sessional Teaching and Learning - Swinburne University

Professional memberships

  • Clinical Psychologist and Registered Supervisor, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society