Blake is a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow and Co- Director of the Macquarie eCentreClinic. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellow, Clinical Psychologist, Co-Director of the eCentreClinic (www.ecentreclinic.org) and a Core Project Team member of the MindSpot Clinic (www.mindspot.org.au). The eCentreClinic is a not-for-profit specialist research unit that develops, evaluates and implements innovative treatment programs, which aim to improve access, for both clinicians and consumers, to evidence-based care.Our research is both conceptual and pragmatic with the overarching goal of creating clinically optimally effective, safe, efficient and convenient treatment programs that are highly acceptable. Our team conducts a large number of research projects evaluating new interventions for a range of common mental disorders and chronic health conditions for different age and ethnic groups. I have a particular interest in trans diagnostic treatment programs for anxiety and depressive disorders as well as self-management treatment programs for a range of chronic physical conditions including chronic pain, chronic kidney disease, spinal cord injury, epilepsy and functional gastrointestinal disorders. This area of research was recently recognised in the Macquarie University's 50 years of World-Leading Research and World-Changing Impact commemorative book as one of the top 50 areas of university research achievement.
Psychological Treatment; Anxiety; Depression; Chronic disease; Innovative treatment; Increasing Access.
Dear, B. F., Gandy, M., Karin, E., Staples, L., Johnston, L., Fogliati, V., Wootton, B. M., Terides, M., Kayrouz, R., Nicholson Perry, K., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. K., & Titov, N. (submitted). The Pain Course: A randomised controlled trial examining an internet delivered pain management program when provided with different levels of clinician support.
Titov, N., Dear, B. F., Bennett-Levy, J., Klein, B., Rapee, R., Shann, C., Richards, D., Gerhard, A., Ritterband, L., Purtell, C., Bezuidenhout, G., Johnston, L., & Nielssen, O. (in press.). The MindSpot Clinic: an accessible, efficient and effective online treatment service for anxiety and depression. Psychiatric Services.
Mullin, A., Dear, B. F., Karin, E., Wootton, B. W., Johnston, L., Staples, L. G., Gandy, M., Fogliati, V., & Titov, N. (in press). The UniWellbeing Course: Examining a transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for university students with anxiety and depression. Internet Interventions.
Sharpe, L., Johnson, A., Dear, B. F. (in press). Attention Bias Modification: Comparison of training with words versus faces in pain. European Journal of Pain.
Titov, N., Dear, B. F., Ali, S., Zou, J., Lorian, C., Johnston, L., Terides, M. D., Kayrouz, R., Klein, B., Gandy, M., & Fogliati, V., (2015). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of clinician-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy program for older adults with symptoms of depression: a randomised controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 46, 193-205