PhD MAppPsych BA(Hons)(Psych) GDipPsych PGDip BA
Dr Kyli Hedrick is a registered psychologist, lecturer, and public health researcher. She holds an honorary appointment with the Justice Health Unit. Her PhD (undertaken at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health) examined the epidemiology of self-harm among asylum seekers in both detained and community-based populations. Kyli is also the Founder and Director of a small private practice for people from immigrant, asylum seeking, and refugee backgrounds. As part of this role, she provides supervision, training, and consultancy to organisations and individuals working with people affected by trauma. From 2017 to 2019, Kyli was a member of a national Mental Health Expert Panel where she conducted independent mental health assessments and provided psychological reports for asylum seekers medically transferred to Australia from offshore immigration detention. Prior to this, Kyli was employed as a clinician at a specialist trauma service (the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, also known as Foundation House) for a period of five years. Both her research and practice interests lie at the intersection of health and human rights.