Emily Upton

Research Officer

Emily is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked at NDARC since 2012 as a Research Psychologist and Research Officer. She has worked across a number of projects contributing to publication and data collection, conducting clinical assessments of mental health and substance use with adolescents and young adults, including the longitudinal Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS), the RADAR study, and the Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) study. Emily also delivered phone-based financial counselling to participants on a randomised control trial examining the efficacy of smoking cessation strategies with low socio-economic status smokers (FISCALS).

Emily currently works in the APSALS team and has recently published data from the cohort investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and help-seeking of young Australian adults.

When Emily is not at NDARC she works as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in treating adolescents and young adults at her practice Bloom Clinical Psychology, Randwick, and at the Kidman Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital.  

Journal articles
Stech EP; Chen AZ; Sharrock MJ; Grierson AB; Upton EL; Mahoney AEJ; Grisham JR; Newby JM, 2021, 'Internet-delivered exposure therapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 79, pp. 102382 - 102382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102382
Upton E; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Boland VC; De Torres C; Bruno R; Hutchinson D; Kypri K; Mattick R; McBride N; Peacock A, 2021, 'Changes in mental health and help-seeking among young Australian adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study', Psychological Medicine, pp. 1 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721001963
Yuen WS; Bruno R; Chan GCK; McCambridge J; Slade T; Clare PJ; Aiken A; Kypri K; Hutchinson D; McBride N; Boland V; Upton E; Farrell M; Mattick RP; Peacock A, 2021, 'The experience of physiological and psychosocial alcohol-related harms across adolescence and its association with alcohol use disorder in early adulthood: A prospective cohort study', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 45, pp. 2518 - 2527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.14726
Slade T; Mewton L; O'Dean S; Tibbetts J; Clay P; Isik A; Johnson P; McCraw S; Upton E; Kypri K; Butterworth P; McBride N; Swift W, 2021, 'DSM-5 and ICD-11 alcohol use disorder criteria in young adult regular drinkers: Lifetime prevalence and age of onset', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109184
Clare PJ; Aiken A; Yuen WS; Upton E; Kypri K; Degenhardt L; Bruno R; McCambridge J; McBride N; Hutchinson D; Slade T; Mattick R; Peacock A, 2021, 'Alcohol use among young Australian adults in May–June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study', Addiction, vol. 116, pp. 3398 - 3407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.15599
Stech EP; Lim J; Upton EL; Newby JM, 2020, 'Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, vol. 49, pp. 270 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2019.1628808
Jiang MYW; Upton E; Newby JM, 2020, 'A randomised wait-list controlled pilot trial of one-session virtual reality exposure therapy for blood-injection-injury phobias', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 276, pp. 636 - 645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.07.076
Slade T; Swift W; Mewton L; Kypri K; Lynskey MT; Butterworth P; Tibbetts J; McCraw S; Upton E, 2017, 'RADAR study: Protocol for an observational cohort study to identify early warning signals on the pathways to alcohol use disorder', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018256

Staff Prize for Third Year Psychology, UNSW, 2012