Associate Professor Rebecca Loundar

Associate Professor Rebecca Loundar

Head of the School of Health and Human Sciences

Rebecca Loundar is Head of the School of Health and Human Sciences. She has been a practising psychologist for over 25 years and is endorsed as a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. 

Rebecca has a broad range of experience working with individuals and groups in a variety of settings including clinical and community (including not-for-profit) based psychology services, education facilities and corporate environments. She has been an active member on government and community committees, and has provided clinical consultation and training to psychologists and counsellors. Her research interests include psychosocial wellbeing and societal issues including domestic and family violence.

Rebecca is a member of the Holistic Human Health research cluster.


Doctor of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title The effectiveness an integrative and multimodal psychotherapy approach for improving psychosocial and spiritual well-being for young women with comorbid psychological problems. 2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title Subjective Wellbeing of Older Australians accessing community based care 1998

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Macquarie University) 1995

Research Interests

Spiritual well-being, psychosocial well-being, chaplaincy

Internal and External Grants

  • 2021
    • Community Chaplaincy Program, $250000, Mission Australia


  • 2020
    • Supporting Young People and their Families (2020), Your Dream School Chaplaincy - Staff Conference, Online, 07 Oct 2020
    • Supporting Young People and their Mental Health (2020), Your Dream School Chaplaincy - Staff Conference, Online, 07 Oct 2020

Engagement Publications

Popular Articles

  • 2019
    • Loundar, R. (2019). "Intentional Wellbeing". ACC e-Mag, 418. | External link

Professional Memberships

Australian Counselling Association - Academic Member (since 2020)

Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority (AHPRA): Psychologist, Areas for Practise Endorsement - Clinical and Counselling Psychology (since 1998)

Australian Psychological Society: Fellow of Clinical College & Counselling College (since 2013)

Australian Psychological Society; Member (since 1998)

National Heads of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education - Member (since 2018)

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) - Academic Member (since 2021)

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Ram, N, Christian social identity and group membership as protective against mental ill-health? An Australian qualitative study (PhD thesis)

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