Dr Belinda Dow

Research Fellow, Social & Behavioural Science Program
BA(Hons), PhD (Clin & Clin Neuro)

Level 7, UQ Oral Health Centre, Herston QLD 4029
Phone: +61 7 3346 4793
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Dr Belinda Dow (née Murray) is a Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist and a postdoctoral research fellow. Belinda completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2013 and  her expertise is in the psychological effects of medical trauma on children and families. Belinda has worked in the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine since 2005 conducting clinical research on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of post-trauma reactions in children and parents. Belinda also has clinical expertise in the assessment and treatment of a range of anxiety, mood and behavioural disorders and in the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive deficits following traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury in children and adults.

Academic & Research Interests:

  • Assessment, prevention and treatment of medical traumatic stress reactions in children and parents 

  • The impact of cognitive and psychosocial factors on physical and psychological recovery.

Selected Publications:


Brown, E, Kenardy, J, & Dow, B. (2014) PTSD perpetuates pain in children with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39 (5): 512-520

Le Brocque, R., Long D., Hendrikz, J., Kenardy, J., Dow, B., & Keogh, S. (2014) The course of posttraumatic stress in children: Examination of symptom trajectories following PICU admission. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15, 4, 42.

Dow, B. L., Kenardy, J., Long, D. A., & Le Brocque, (2013). The Diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in School-Aged Children and Adolescents Following Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Admission. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 23 (9), 614–619.

Dow, B., Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R. & Humphries, M. (2012). Brief Report: The utility of the Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale in screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in critically ill children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 1-4

Dow, B., Kenardy, J., Long, D., Le Brocque, R. (2012). Children’s posttraumatic stress and the role of memory following admission to intensive care: A review. Clinical Psychologist, 16(1), 1-14.

March, S., De Young, A., Dow, B. & Kenardy, J. (2012). Assessment of posttraumatic stress in children and adolescents. In J.G. Beck & D. Sloane (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Murray, B., Kenardy, J. & Spence, S. (2008). Brief Report: Children's responses to trauma- and nontrauma-related hospital admission: A comparison study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33(4), 435-440


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