Dr. Georgie Fleming, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She completed her combined Ph.D./Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UNSW, and is a registered psychologist. Georgie is a certified therapist and Level I trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Georgie’s program of research is concerned with enhancing the accessibility and efficacy of treatment for young children with clinically significant conduct problems. Her doctoral research focused on evaluating the outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy delivered via video teleconferencing (called Internet-delivered PCIT or I-PCIT), with the ultimate aim of developing a feasible, evidence-based intervention for Australia’s underserved rural populations. Georgie is also keenly interested in the role of callous-unemotional traits in the development of conduct problems, and has worked closely with A/Prof Eva Kimonis to explore how callous-unemotional traits impact the efficacy of treatment for childhood conduct problems. She has helped to evaluate an enhanced version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy developed by A/Prof Kimonis for severe and treatment-resistant conduct problems (called PCIT-CU), and tested an online version PCIT-CU to determine whether this could further improve the accessibility and efficacy of community treatments for children with conduct problems. Georgie is passionate about understanding moderators and mechanisms of treatment-related change, and strongly advocates for the use of scientific knowledge to inform clinical assessment and treatment, and vice versa.
Georgie’s current postdoctoral research focuses on evaluating school-based Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, involving delivery of PCIT in preschool and primary schools located underserved South-West Sydney. She loves high fantasy (if it has a map at the start, she’ll read it), is an intersectional feminist, and has a secret passion for WWE.