Mark Anns is a Health Psychologist who has recently returned to private practice after working for several years with a private company (Indivior) that specialises in addictions.
Mark has an extensive history working in a variety of roles – management, training, policy, and education – in the public and private health sector.
After experiencing a number of personal health concerns Mark became interested in how lifestyle impacts upon health (an area known as lifestyle medicine). After making his own lifestyle changes Mark now works assisting people to improve their overall mental health and wellbeing.
Mark’s style is pragmatic and solution-orientated and client sessions are interactive with the goal of identifying outcomes and facilitating interventions that will lead to the desired outcome.
Mark supports and encourages the use of on-line eHealth courses to supplement sessions, and utilises where appropriate the use of baseline cognitive testing and monitoring of health behaviors to assist people to make changes.
Mark has a history of working in the areas of sexuality and sexual health, he is a past president of the Australian Society of Sex Educators and Therapists (ASSERT), Co-Founder with Professor Basil Donovan Australia’s first Graduate Diploma in Sexual Health.Mark has an MBA and has held positions with NSW Health including being Manager of the NSW Opioid Treatment Program.
Career History Highlights
|Health Policy Manager – Australia and New Zealand||Indivior |
A pharmaceutical company specialising in treatments for drug dependence.
|Manager – Opioid Treatment Program||NSW Health|
|Manager Quality and Clinical Collaboration||NSW Cancer Institute|
|Co-founder and Coordinator – Graduate Diploma of Sexual Health||ACSHP and ASSERT|
|Assistant Director, Head of Information Services Unit, and Head of the Counselling Unit||Albion Street (HIV) Centre|
A health psychologist is similar to other psychologists however their emphasis tends to be on a broader set of factors that may influence health and wellbeing (click here for more details).
In addition to his health psychology interests Mark is also secretary of the Australian Psychological Society -Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group.
Professional Affiliations (Current)
- Australian Psychology Society (APS) – Member
- APS College of Health Psychologists – Member
- Australian Society of Sex Educators and Therapist – Member
- Australian Society of Sex Educators and Therapist – Past President
- APS – Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group – Secretary
- Churchill Fellowship 2003