Ryan Balzan

Ryan Balzan

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Research Fellow

My area of research is within the field of cognitive neuropsychiatry, which applies the knowledge base of cognitive psychology to the study of psychiatric symptoms, such as delusional beliefs. My research has focussed on the role that cognitive biases (i.e., problematic thinking styles) play in the development and maintenance of delusions, both in individuals with schizophrenia and in those identified as "delusion-prone" (i.e., people with mild delusional beliefs or tendencies).


Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Maximising the effectiveness of psychological treatment for delusions in schizophrenia: Combining metacognitive and cognitive-behavioural therapy. My role: CIA; Agency: Flinders University; $250,000; 3 years (FTE).


Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme: Metacognitive training for patients with eating disorders. My role: CIA; Agency: Universities Australia-DAAD; $12,600; 1 year (FTE).

CCD Postdoctoral Exchange Scheme: Belief formation across the psychosis continuum. My role: CIA; Agency: ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders; $4,750; 1 year (FTE).


Faculty Research Grant (FRG17) scheme: Combining metacognitive training and cognitive remediation for psychosis: A feasibility pilot study. My role: CIA; Agency: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Flinders University); $9,955; 1 year (FTE).


Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship: Metacognitive therapy for psychosis. My role: CIA; Agency: Freemason Foundation; $17,000; 1 year (FTE).

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