IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain

Research focus

  • Mental health care of adolescents and young adults
  • Mental health interventions and models that promote functional recovery
  • Reduction in social and physical issues among young people with mental health concerns
  • Family and system based interventions for consumers with severe and unremitting mental conditions

Publications and funding

  • Sidis, A 2015 Introduction to mindfulness. Oral presentation at the Inaugural Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Summit.
  • Sidis, A 2015 Communicating with young people. Oral presentation at the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Congress.
  • Sidis, A and Parker, L. 2013 The development of an ACT based group clinical intervention for adolescents and young adults in a psychiatric inpatient setting . Poster Presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science Conference July 2013.
  • Hickie IB , Scott EM , Hermens DF , Naismith SL , Guastella AJ , Kaur M, Sidis A, Whitwell B , Glozier N , Davenport T , Pantelis C , Wood SJ , McGorry PD Applying clinical staging to young people who present for mental health care. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;7(1):31-43.
  • Hickie, I, Scott E., Sidis, A., Hermens, D. ,Naismith S., Guastella, A., Glozier, N., Yung A., Pantelis C,. McGorry, P. Applying a clinical staging framework in young people who present with anxiety, depressive or psychotic syndromes: symptom, disability and longitudinal characteristics. Poster presented at the International Youth Mental Health Conference, Melbourne August 2010.
  • Bechdolf A, Thompson A, Nelson B, Cotton S, Simmons MB,Amminger GP, Leicester S, Francey SM, McNab C, Krstev H, Sidis A, McGorry PD, Yung AR. Experience of trauma and conversion to psychosis in an ultra-high-risk (prodromal) group Acta Psychiatr Scand 2010: 121: 377–384.
  • Williams, Leanne M.; Sidis, Anna; Gordon, Evian; Meares, Russell A. “Missing links” in borderline personality disorder: loss of neural synchrony relates to lack of emotion regulation and impulse control. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. 31(3):181-188, May 2006.
  • Sidis, A., Haber, P. Talking to Young People about Psychostimulant Use. Australian Doctor, September 2004
  • Vibert N, MacDougall HG, de Waele C, Gilchrist DPD, Burgess AM, Sidis A, et al. Variability in the control of head movements in seated humans: a link with whiplash injuries? J Physiol (Lond) 2001;532: 851-

Other roles

  • Acting Principal Psychologist and Head of Discipline, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • PhD Candidate, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong