Professor Colin MacLeod
BSc (Glas), Mphil (Lond), Dphil (Oxon), FASSA, FAACBT
Professor Colin MacLeod was inducted as a Fellow of AACBT Ltd in 2016.
Professor Colin MacLeod is based at The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science where he is Director of the Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE). Professor MacLeod is one of Australia’s most cited psychologists, and has received international recognition from his work illuminating the types of cognitive biases that underlie emotional vulnerability and resilience, and most recently from the Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) techniques he has developed to directly alter these biases in ways that can therapeutically alleviate mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
His research focuses on the patterns of selective attention, interpretation and memory that give rise to emotional resilience and emotional dysfunction.