Acknowledging Carol Hulbert

Associate Professor Carol Hulbert

Friday February 24 marks the end of an era as it is Associate Professor Carol Hulbert’s last day before retiring. Carol has had a long and distinguished connection to the School going back well over 30 years. She received her Honours (1985) and clinical Masters (1988) degrees here, returning to complete her PhD (2002) after holding a series of senior clinical positions.

After completing her PhD on personality and developmental processes in early psychosis with Professor Henry Jackson, Carol commenced an appointment as Director of the University of Melbourne Psychology Clinic, a position she held for 12 years. In 2005 she was promoted to Associate Professor and became Director of the School’s clinical psychology program. Her steady stewardship of this program has seen the program grow and develop into the preeminent training program in the state and, arguably, the country.

In addition to her enormous contributions to clinical teaching and supervision, and to the running of the Clinical Psychology program, Carol has maintained an active slate of research, clinical and leadership activities. She has published extensively on topics including psychotherapy for early psychosis, processes in severe personality disorder, and the roles of trauma and abuse in the development of borderline personality. She has maintained a private clinical practice and held significant roles including service on the board of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association.

Carol will retain a strong connection to the School through an honorary position, and we look forward to her continuing engagement with us in to the future.