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Ingrid has called many places home, having lived and worked in Canada, Scotland and Australia. She relocated to Toowoomba in 2016 to be closer to family.

Over the past decade she has held various roles with Disability Services, Queensland Health, NHS Scotland, University of Queensland, University of Southern QLD & in private practice. These roles have included working with:

- Severe and persistent mental health

- Relationships difficulties

- Anxiety and Depression related problems

- Parenting and behavioural issues

- Memory and cognitive declines

- Adjustment to a variety of changes in life (school, family, work, health)

- Chronic pain

- Grief & loss

- Intellectual disabilities 

- Neuro-developmental difficulties

Currently Ingrid spends her time in both private practice at IKH Psychology, and as a Senior Psychologist with Queensland Health.​

Ingrid looks forward to drawing from her experiences to help you manage, cope and thrive in what ever your circumstance may be.

Ingrid is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with both doses and booster (March 2021, June 2021, November 2021) being completed. This is a requirement  to practice as a Psychologist in Australia.

About : About Me



  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

  • Bachelor of Science - Major in Psychology


  • AHPRA Registered Psychologist, Endorsement: Clinical  PSY0001632761

  • Board Approved Psychology Supervisor Australia

  • Member Australian Psychological Society

  • HCPC (UK) Registered Practitioner Psychologist - Clinical Psychologist. PYL039552


  • Hawkins, I. (2019). Parent-only treatment for Anxiety-Disordered Children: Different Delivery Modes. Professional Doctorate, The University of Queensland.

  • Hawkins, I. (2018, October). Listening to parents: perceived advantages and disadvantages when seeking treatment for anxiety disordered children. In V. E. Cobham (Chair), Improving the quality of, and access to evidence-based interventions in child and youth mental health: Listening to service users (consumers and clinicians). European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Hawkins, I. (2018, March). Different ways of delivering a parent-focused intervention for anxiety-disordered children: A 6-week group vs a 1/2 day workshop and the associated advantages and disadvantages. In V. E. Cobham (Chair), Childhood Anxiety Disorders - From Etiology to Novel Treatment Developments. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington DC, USA.

  • ​Irvine, B., Mojee, M, Jury, R., Allan, L., Cox, S., Sharp, J. & Hawkins, I. (2016). Recognition and management of psychological distress in Heart Failure, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 11(6)

  • Hawkins, I. (2009). Influence of knowledge about genetic predisposition to Type II diabetes on health intentions: A modified theory of planned behaviour. Poster presented at the 44th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.

  • Hawkins, I. & Davidson, G. (2009). Influence of knowledge about genetic predisposition to Type II diabetes on health intentions: A modified theory of planned behaviour, 44th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, pp.66-70, Darwin, Australia 30 September - 4 October 2009.

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