My professional profile is unique in Australia if not worldwide: I am a registered, practising clinical
psychologist as well as a computer scientist
and computational linguist. I obtained a Habilitation (Higher Doctorate) in Computer Science from the
University of Hamburg (Germany), a PhD in
Psycholinguistics/Computer Linguistics from the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and the degree of
"Diplom-Psychologe" (with a focus on clinical psychology)
from the University of Münster (Germany). I am the Founder and Director of the
Psychology Network Pty Ltd
and an Honorary Professor in the
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the
University of Queensland.
My research and clinical work focusses on
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
with a special interest in artificial intelligence (AI) methods for the
assessment and therapy
of mental health and neurodevelopmental problems.
As a clinical psychologist, I am working for the Psychology Network Pty Ltd.
Hence, all policies of the Psychology Network Pty Ltd apply. If you would like to book an appointment, email me at
JoBot is a project by the Psychology Network Pty Ltd
and is the ongoing effort to capture the clinical knowledge of practicing psychologists, and based on this expertise, to offer psychoeducation
in the form of an artificial intelligence system. JoBot is a conversational agent that interacts with users by use of the English language. The development of JoBot includes both programming and machine learning.
As a heavily knowledge-based system, JoBot includes background knowledge in the form of ontologies on many subjects including neurodevelopmental issues. Machine learning utilises user feedback to continuously improve the system.
The objective is an artificial intelligence system that optimises itself to offer quality,
evidence-based psychological service.
Please note that JoBot does NOT perform psychological asessment or therapy, it is an educational tool and as such assists skill development. JoBot is NO replacement for assessment and therapy by a qualified mental health professional.
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