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Associate Professor Andrew Baillie


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Director of Postgraduate Programs

Associate Professor Andrew Baillie is registered psychologist with an endorsement in clinical psychology and a board approved clinical supervisor. He is a member of the Centre of Emotional Health at Macquarie University. He also holds an honorary appointment as a clinical psychologist at Drug Health Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He has published on anxiety disorders and comorbidity with alcohol use disorders from an assessment, treatment and epidemiological perspective.

Research interests

Psychopathology; Psychometrics; Epidemiology of mental disorders; emotion regulation processes; substance use disorders; anxiety disorders; comorbidity


Book Chapter

Pachana, Nancy A., Baillie, Andrew J.,Helmes, Edward, Halford, Kim, Murray, Greg, Kyrios, Mike. Sofronoff, Kate. (2012). Taking clinical psychology postgraduate training into the next decade: Aligning competencies to the curriculum. In S. McCarthy, L. Dickson, J. Cranney, A. Trapp & V. Karandashev (Eds.), Teaching psychology around the world (Vol. 3, pp. 72-86). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Baillie, A. (2009) Comorbidities: Co-occuring mental and alcohol-use disorders. In P. Haber, N. Lintzeris, E. Proude & O. Lopatko (Eds). Guidelines for the treatment of alcohol problems. Commonwealth of Australia. 147-152

Journal Publication

Crome, E., & Baillie, A. (2015). Social anxiety disorder diagnostic criteria perform equally across age, comorbid diagnosis, and performance/interaction subtypes. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 28(2), 179-191. doi:10.1080/10615806.2014.930445

Crome E., Grove R, Baillie AJ, Sunderland M, Teesson M, Slade T (2015). DSM-IV and DSM-5 social anxiety disorder in the Australian community. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49 (3), 227 – 235.

Forbes, M. K., Baillie, A. J., & Schniering, C. A. (2015). Should Sexual Problems Be Included in the Internalizing Spectrum? A Comparison of Dimensional and Categorical Models. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 1-21. doi:10.1080/0092623X.2014.996928

Forbes, M. K., Baillie, A. J., & Schniering, C. A. (2015). A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of the Relationships between Depression, Anxiety, and Sexual Problems over Time. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-13. doi:10.1080/00224499.2015.1063576

Forbes, M. K., Flanagan, J. C., Barrett, E. L., Crome, E., Baillie, A. J., Mills, K. L., & Teesson, M. (2015). Smoking, posttraumatic stress disorder, and alcohol use disorders in a nationally representative sample of Australian men and women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi:

Grove, R., Baillie, A., Allison, C., Baron-Cohen, S., & Hoekstra, R. A. (2015). Exploring the quantitative nature of empathy, systemising and autistic traits using factor mixture modelling. The British Journal of Psychiatry, bjp. bp. 114.155101

Kizilcik, I., Gregory, B., Baillie, A., & Crome, E. (in press). An Empirical Analysis of Moscovitch's Reconceptualised Model of Social Anxiety: How is it Different from Fear of Negative Evaluation? Journal of Anxiety Disorders Accepted November 2015. / (Last author publication as primary honours supervisor)

Crome E., Grove R, Baillie AJ, Sunderland M, Teesson M, Slade T (2014) DSM-IV and DSM-5 social anxiety disorder in the Australian community, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Published online first DOI: 10.1177/0004867414546699

Crome E, Baillie AJ (2014) Social anxiety disorder diagnostic criteria performs equally across age, comorbid diagnosis and performance/interaction subtypes.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal. 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2014.930445

Crome E, Baillie AJ (2014) Mild to severe social fears: ranking types of feared social situations using item response theory. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 471-479

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Forbes, M. K., Baillie, A. J., & Schniering, C. A. (2014). Critical flaws in the Female Sexual Function Index and the International Index of Erectile Function. Journal of Sex Research.

Baillie, A.J., Sannibale, C., Stapinski, L.A., Teesson, M.R., Rapee, R.M., & Haber, P.S. (2013) An Investigator-blinded, randomized study to compare the efficacy of combined CBT for alcohol use disorders and social anxiety disorder versus CBT focused on alcohol alone in adults with comorbid disorders: the Combined Alcohol Social Phobia (CASP) Trial Protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 199-210.

Baillie, A. J., & Peters, L. (2012). Professional Training Issues in Evidence Based Clinical Psychology. In P. Sturmey & M. Hersen. (Eds.) The Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology. Volume 2,  Adult Disorders. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.

Crome, Erica,Baillie, Andrew J., & Taylor, Alan. (2012). Are Male and Female Responses to Social Phobia Diagnostic Criteria Comparable? International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(3), 222-231. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1363

Prezczdziecki, A., Sherman, K.A., Baillie, A.,Taylor, A., Foley, E., & Blinski-Stalgis, K. (2012). My changed body: Breast cancer, body image, distress and self-compassion. Psycho-Oncology.

Teesson, Maree, Farrugia, Philippa, Mills, Katherine, Hall, Wayne, & Baillie, Andrew. (2012). Alcohol, tobacco and prescription drugs: The relationship with illicit drugs in the treatment of substance use. Substance Use and Misuse, 47, 963-971. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2012.663283

Baillie, A. J., Proudfoot, H., Knight, R., Peters, L., Sweller, J., Schwartz, S., & Pachana, N. A. (2011). Teaching methods to complement competencies in reducing the "junkyard" curriculum in clinical psychology. Australian Psychologist, 46, 90-100. DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00036

Ellison Rani; Rhodes Paul; Madden Sloane; Miskovic Jane; Wallis Andrew; Baillie Andrew; Kohn Michael; Touyz Stephen. (2011) Do the components of manualized family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa predict weight gain?. International Jnl of Eating Disorders (45)4. 609-614 USA

McBride, O., Teesson, M., Baillie, A. J., & Slade, T. (2011). Assessing the dimensionality of lifetime DSM-IV alcohol use disorders and a quantity-frequency alcohol use criterion in the Australian population: a factor mixture modelling approach. Alcohol & Alcoholism., 46  (3), 333-341.

Shand, F., Slade, T., Degenhardt, L., Baillie, A. J.,& Nelson, E. (2011). Opioid dependence latent structure: Two classes with differing severity? Addiction, 106(3), 590-598.

Teesson, M., Mitchell, P.B., Deady, M., Memedovic, S., Slade, T., Baillie, A. (2011). Affective and anxiety disorders and their relationship with chronic physical conditions in Australia: Findings of the 2007 National Surveyof Mental Health and Wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45 (11) pp. 939-946.

Baillie A., Stapinski L., Crome E., Morley K., Sannibale C., Haber, P., Teesson M. (2010) Some new directions for research on psychological interventions for comorbid anxiety & substance use disorders. Drug & Alcohol Review; 29(5) 518-524

Morley K., Teesson M., Sannibale C., Baillie A., Haber P. (2010) Clinical Predictors of Outcome from an Australian Pharmacological Relapse Prevention Trial. Alcohol & Alcoholism; 45(6) 526-526

Morley K., Teesson M., Sannibale C., Baillie A., (2010)Haber P. Clinical Predictors of Outcome from an Australian Pharmacological Relapse Prevention Trial. Clinical Predictors of Outcome from an Australian Pharmacological Relapse Prevention Trial; 45(6) 520-526

McBride O., Teesson M., Slade T., Baillie A. (2010) Theoretical & observed subtypes of DSM-IV alcohol- & cannabis-use disorders in the Australian population. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs; 71(4) 597-606

Teesson M., Hall W., Slade T., Mills K., Grove R., Mewton L., Baillie A., Haber P. (2010) Prevalence & correlates of DSM-IV alcohol abuse & dependence in Australia: Findings of the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health & Wellbeing. Addiction; 105(12) 2085-2094

Foley E., Baillie A. J., Huxter M., Price M., Sinclair E. (2010) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Individuals Whose Lives Have Been Affected by Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; 78(1) 72-79

Baillie A., Teesson M. (2010) Continuous, categorical & mixture models of DSM-IV alcohol & cannabis use disorders in the Australian community. Addiction; 105(7) 1246-1253

Crome E., Baillie A., Slade T., Ruscio A. (2010) Social phobia: Further evidence of dimensional structure. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(11) 1012-1020

McBride, O., Teesson, M., Slade, T., Hasin, D., Degenhardt, L.& Baillie, A.J.(2009)  Further evidence of differences in substance use and dependence between Australia and the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 100 (3), 258-264

Goldstein, M., Peters, L., Baillie, A., McVeagh, P., Minshell, G., & Fitzjames, D. (2011). The effectiveness of a day program for the treatment of adolescent Anorexia Nervosa.. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 29-38.

Frewen, A. R.,  Baillie, A. J., & Montebello, M. E. (2009) Are cannabis users who participate in a randomized clinical trial different from other treatment seekers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Richardson K, Baillie A, Reid S, Morley K, Teesson M, Sannibale C, Weltman M, Haber P. (2008). Do acamprosate or naltrexone have an effect on daily drinking by reducing craving for alcohol?. Addiction, 103(6), 953-9.

Rhodes, P., Baillie, A., Brown, J. & Madden , S (2008). Can parent-to-parent consultation improve the effectiveness of the Maudsley model of family-based tr. Journal of Family Therapy, 30(1), 96 - 108.

Goldston, K. & Baillie, A.J. (2008). Depression and coronary heart disease: a review of the epidemiological evidence, explanatory mechani. Clinical Psychology Review, 28(2), 288-306.

Rapee, Ronald M; Abbott, Maree J; Baillie, Andrew J; Gaston, Jonathan E. (2007). Treatment of social phobia through pure self help and therapist-augmented self help.. British Journal of Psychiatry, 191, 246-52.

Teesson, M. R., Baillie, A., Lynskey, M., Manor, B. & Degenhardt, L. (2006). Substance use, dependence and treatment seeking in the United States and Australia: A cross-national. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 81 (2), 149-155.

Baillie, A. J (2006). Comentary: Adolescent panic attacks are associated with increased risk of personality disorder as a young adult. Evidence Based Mental Health, 9, 57.

Proudfoot, H., Baillie, A.J. & Teesson, M. (2006). The Structure of Alcohol Dependence in the Australian Community. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 81 (1), 21-26.

Rhodes, P., Baillie, A., Brown, J., & Madden, S. (2005). Parental efficacy in the family-based treatment of Anorexia Preliminary development of the Parents Versus Anorexia Scale. European Eating Disorders Review, 13, 399-405.

Kowalenko, N. , Rapee, R.M., Simmons, J., Wignall, A., Hoge, R., Whitefield, K., Starling, J., Stonehouse, R., & Baillie, A.J. (2005). Short-term effectiveness of a school-based early intervention program for adolescent depression. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 10 (4), 493-507.

Baillie, A. J. (2005). Predictive gender and education bias in Kessler's Psychological Distress Scale K10. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology , 40 (9), 743-748.

Baillie, A. J. & Rapee, R. M. (2005). Panic attacks as risk markers for mental disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40 (3), 240-244.

Baillie, A.J (2004). A new approach in the determination of the minimal clinically meaningful difference . Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57 (6) , 647-648 .

Baillie, A.J. & Rapee, R.M. (2004). Predicting who benefits from psychoeducation and self help for panic attacks. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42(5), 513-527.

Andrews, G., Oakley-Browne, M., Castle, D., Judd, F., & Baillie, A. (2003). Summary of guidelines for the treatment of Panic disorder and Agoraphobia. Australasian Psychiatry, 11 (1), 29-33.

Teesson, M., Lynskey, M., Manor, B. & Baillie, A. (2002). The structure of cannabis dependence in the community. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 68 (3), 255-262.




National Drug and Alcohol Award Excellence in Research with colleagues in Sydney Alcohol Treatment Group.




Funding Body




2016MQ RIBG Psychophysiological studies of brain-gut interactionsJones,M.; Dear, B.; Baillie,A.;Sherman,K.;Beath,A. et al$42,975


National Health and Medical Research Council

Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Mental Health Substance Use

Teesson, Baker, Mills, Kay-Lambkin, Haber, Baillie, Christensen, Birchwood, Spring, & Brady



National Health and Medical Research Council

Enhancing cognitive behavioural treatment outcomes for social phobia.

Peters, Rapee, Baillie



National Health and Medical Research Council

Exploring the efficacy and bio behavioural basis of Baclofen in the treatment of alcoholic liver disease

Haber, & Baillie



Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (RIBG)

Operant Behaviour Chambers for Rat Research

Cornish; Clemens;  Staples; Goodchild;  Haynes; Barron;  Baillie; Pilowsky



NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Research Grant

Engaging patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) into treatment for

alcohol problems: enhancing the consultation liaison model of care

Baillie; Haber, Walker ; Mccaughan;Dahlenburg



Macquarie University Safety Net Scheme

Efficacy of motivational interviewing prior to cognitive behavioural treatment for social phobia




Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (RIBG)

Treating anxiety disorders across the lifespan.

Hudson, Rapee, Baillie,  Kangas,  McMahon, Lyneham, Wuthrich



Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (RIBG)

Cortical link between cardiovascular health and mental illness

Cornish, Clemens,Goodchild,  Haynes, Barron, Baillie,Pilowsky



Macquarie University Research Development Grant

Drinking over shyness: Experimental study into the vicious cycle of social phobia and alcohol use problems

Baillie, Teesson, . Stapinski



Australian Learning & Teaching Council

Taking clinical psychology postgraduate training into the next decade: Aligning competencies to the curriculum 

Pachana, Sofronoff, O'Brien, Baillie, Helmes, Halford, Murray, Kyrios, O'Donovan, Schwartz



National Health and Medical Research Council

Randomised controlled trial of brief treatment for alcohol use problems and social phobia

Baillie Sannibale, Teesson, Rapee, Haber



National Health and Medical Research Council

Defining Disorder.

Andrews, Slade, Teesson, Mills, Baillie, Oakley-Brown & Ruscio


Higher Degree Research completions





2015Dr Rachel Louise GroveLatent Structure of the Autism PhenotypeDoctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology
2015Kristen Jessica TullochCognitive Content and Processes Related to Cravings for AlchoholDoctor of Philosophy


Dr Bridget Davis

Cognitive-Affective Processing: Pursuing the Therapeutic Implications of the Interacting Cognitive Subsystems Model

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr Miriam Kate Forbes

A latent variable approach to understanding the relationships between sexual dysfunctions and depressive and anxiety disorders

Doctor of Philosophy


Dr Erica Crome

Latent structure of social phobia

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology VC Commendation


Dr Wee Chong Tan

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Psychological Characteristics

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr Karen Michelle Davis

Mindfulness: Conceptualisation and self-report measurement

Doctor of Philosophy with a Master of Clinical Psychology


Dr Hock Lai Choo

Emotion Dysregulation in Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr James Timothy Marshall Calder

Meaning and identity: a qualitative exploration of masculine identities

Doctor of Philosophy


Dr Roy Laube

Symptoms of psychological distress in culturally and linguistically diverse immigrants to Australia

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr Amie Frewen

An examination of withdrawal symptoms and their relationship with outcomes in a combined behavioural and pharmacological intervention for dependent cannabis users

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr Stephanie Groves

Cognitive factors in binge eating: The role of positive and negative beliefs

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)


Dr Elizabeth Foley

An empirical evaluation of the therapeutic benefit of mindfulness based approaches

Doctor of Philosophy


Dr Paul Richard Rhodes

Parent-to-Parent consultation in the Maudsley Model of family-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Doctor of Philosophy