Psychology Centre Sandy Bay Tasmania



PHONE (03) 6223 1138

Monday to Friday
9 am — 5 pm





About Our Staff

Stephen Pinkus, BSc, Grad Dip Couns Psych, MPsych, MAPS

Stephen has worked with children and families for most of his professional career, which started more than 35 years ago. He has practiced in a number of settings, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the Family Court and Psychiatric Hospitals as well as being in private practice for many years. He has sat on various boards and committees both state and national. Currently his areas of interest include suicide and self-harm, relationship problems and survivors of abuse. Stephen has had a long interest in working with people and systems. He has balanced clinical work with training and teaching and supervising other therapists.

Ann Stark

Ann Stark, BA(Hons), MAPS

Ann Stark was a founding member of the Psychology Centre and has been in private practice there for 23 years. Before this she was Director of Court Counselling for the Family Court of Australia in Tasmania. Her principal interests lie in working with couples and families and in the management of occupational stress and the aftermath of trauma. She was on the Psychology Board of Australia and an Honorary Associate of the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania. She is currently overseas.

Val Parremore, Office Administrator


Donna Harris

Donna Harris, BA (Hons), MAPS

Donna has been a psychologist for nearly 15 years. She worked for 10 years in a pain clinic developing skills to manage a wide variety of psychological conditions. She is currently working in private practice at Princes Street one day per week. Her clinical interests include stress management, hypnosis, trauma and depression. She offers a holistic approach with high levels of professionalism.

Rosemary Dobber

Rosemary Dobber, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), PhD(ClinPsych), MAPS

Rosemary is a clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based techniques to help people dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, abuse and substance abuse problems. She completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 with research on the influence of mood on judgements people make about health-related behaviours. She is a member of the Psychologists Registration Board of Tasmania and a recent past Chair of the Clinical College (Tas Section) of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in non-government organisations and in a senior clinical role in government services, as well as in private practice, and as an occasional lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Tasmania.

Adela Marrone   BBSc. (Hons), DClinPsych, A.Mus.A., MAPS

Adela Marrone has been working at the Psychology Centre since 2010. Adela has held a number of clinical, service development (policy), teaching, and research positions in Primary Mental Health, Adult Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services, and tertiary institutions in both Victoria and Tasmania. 


Adela works with range of adult and older adolescent clients with mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, addictive behaviours, weight management, anger management, trauma and sleep disturbances
Christine Clifford

Christine Clifford, BA(Hons), PhD, MAPS

Christine has been a psychologist for over 25 years graduating from the University of London with a PhD in psychology in 1983. Since that time she has maintained a balance between academic psychology and clinical practice. For the last 15 years Christine has taught in the discipline of Psychiatry in the Medical School and has a role at the Royal Hobart Hospital and a private practice. Christine has provided staff counselling for The University of Tasmania for 11 years over which time she has explored a wide range of issues, some of which have provided the impetus for the many workshops she has also delivered over this time.