Dr Lisa Karlov

Position: Lecturer

Office: 343, Brennan MacCallum Building
Ph: +61 2 9351 3901
Fax: +61 2 9036 5223

Postal Address:
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I & University Medal)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy


Previous Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer - Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney (2008-2009)


Concurrent Professional Activity

  • Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice


Current Teaching

  • Analytical Thinking - Course Coordinator, Lecturer (/current_students/doc_syllabus/2010_S1_ATHK1001.pdf)
  • Psychology for Social Work, Mental Health Lecture Series - Lecturer


Associated Academic Roles

  • Research supervision
  • Statistical consultation and advice


Research Interests

  • Quantitative Methodology: Development and validity of approaches to psychological testing. The application of advanced techniques of data analysis to individual differences and clinical psychological constructs.
  • Depression: Issues of definition of depression, particularly with regard to separating clinical and non-clinical populations. Dimensional models of depressive symptomatology. The connection of depression with the experience of negative life events.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Development and evaluation of effective learning techniques in undergraduate tertiary study. Methods of evaluation of learning outcomes.


Publications and Presentations

  • Karlov, L., Charles, M., & McDonald R.P. (submitted). Modelling the symptoms of major depression by item response theory.
  • Karlov, L., Charles, M., & McDonald R.P. (submitted). Major depression and melancholia: Are they qualitatively the same?
  • Harris, J.A., Karlov, L. & Clifford, C.W.G. (2006) Localization of tactile stimuli depends on conscious detection. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 948-952.
  • Drury, H., Johnston, J., Hancock, D., Yalcin, A. & Karlov, L. (2005) The cycle of innovation: using student feedback in the ongoing development of online report writing programs in the sciences. Presentation at Teaching & Learning Showcase 2005, College of Sciences & Technology, University of Sydney.
  • Karlov, L. (2004) Measuring self-esteem: A critical investigation of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2004 Psychology Conferences, 56, 195.