Mr James Collett


Associate Lecturer

School /
Work Unit

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2750


Building: 006
Level: 05
Room: 009

City campus


Science, Engineering and Health

James Collett is an Associate Lecturer (Industry Fellow) in the discipline of psychology at RMIT University, teaching into undergraduate psychology courses and specialising in dimensional approaches to psychopathology.


James Collett was employed by RMIT University in 2016, following consistent employment teaching for Swinburne University of Technology from 2007 through 2016. James is currently completing his PhD (Clinical Psychology) qualification, at which point he will be eligible for full registration as a generalist psychologist.


Research interests include:

  • dimensional approaches to psychopathology, especially positive and negative valence systems, perfectionism, and shame
  • reward sensitivity and punishment sensitivity in psychopathology, especially bipolar disorder, eating disorders and impulsive-compulsive disorders (such as hoarding, gambling, smoking)
  • risky decision-making tasks as a means to measure reward sensitivity
  • qualitative and quantitative distinctions between compulsive hoarding and non-pathological collecting
  • consequences of anxiety and perfectionism in tertiary students

Key activities

Delivering lectures and tutorials in undergraduate psychology units, and establishing a research track record centred on dimensional approaches to psychopathology.


Please organise an appointment via email.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Psychophysiology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Psychology)

Industry experience

Tertiary learning and teaching, including online teaching; clinical practice in community and hospital settings; development and administration of online psychotherapy programs; associate member of the Australian Psychological Society