Richard Bryant, PhD

Richard Bryant, Ph.D., is a Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Bryant earned his B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies from University of Sydney and his M.Clin. and Ph.D. from Macquarie University.

Dr. Bryant has focused on the nature and treatment of PTSD for 30 years. He has conducted many longitudinal, experimental, and treatment studies in PTSD and grief, including investigating the mechanisms of PTSD using cognitive, neural, emotional, and social paradigms. Dr. Bryant has identified some of the core neural factors underpinning PTSD, grief, and mild traumatic brain injury. In recent years, his team has focused on neural and genetic factors associated with treatment response to trauma-focused psychotherapy.

Dr. Bryant has written 6 books, including Treating PTSD in First Responders (2021) and Acute Stress Disorder: What It Is, and How to Treat It? (2016), 78 book chapters, and 690 journal articles. He is an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher.