About the author

Dr Lee-Ann Prideaux PhD., B.Psych (Hons)., B.Ed., Dip. Gestalt Therapy, MAPS, MCDAA.

Lee-Ann Prideaux began her career as a teacher. She worked with students from early childhood to adolescence in a variety of school settings for fifteen years. Following this she studied full time at Griffith University and gained her First Class Honours degree in Psychology in 1998.

Lee-Ann went on to complete her PhD at the same university in 2003. Her thesis reported on the evaluation of a theoretically derived career education program for adolescents. Since 2004 Lee-Ann has held the position of Student Counsellor at a co-educational independent school where she is applying her knowledge of career and personal counselling.

She has a passion for breaking the schism between theory and practice and her academic interests include contemporary career theory, career decision-making, career indecision, school to work transition, school achievement and career development, as well as childhood anxiety, relational bullying and adolescent depression. Lee-Ann is also a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist.