Dr. Peta Stapleton

Clinical & Health Psychologist, World Leading Researcher, Author & Educator.



Dr Peta Stapleton has 30+ years experience as a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Queensland, Australia and is currently an Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University.

Peta regularly contributes to the academic field with research publications. She regularly reviews for academic journals and offers supervision for new and existing professionals as well as students.

Peta is well known internationally in the area of Clinical EFT and is consulted for podcasts, radio, television and print media for her expert opinion.  Peta’s most significant contribution in her research life has been to lead world-first randomized clinical trials investigating Emotional Freedom Techniques (or ‘Tapping’).  The results have been outstanding. This treatment has now been compared to a gold standard, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and also in an online and self-directed format. See Peta’s research page at Bond University for publications.

As a result of this research she was invited to write The Science Behind Tapping for Hay House, speak at conferences worldwide, and deliver master classes as webinars for international audiences.



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Peta has been awarded many honours, including:

2019 | Winner, Psychologist of the Year. Australian Allied Health Awards.
2018 | Winner. Innovation and Technology Award – Gold Coast Women in Business Awards
2016 | Winner. Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Greatest Contribution to the Field Award (USA)
2015 | Winner. Global Weight Management Congress Industry Professional Award of Excellence
2015 | Winner. Gold Coast Women in Change Award – Gold Coast Women in Business Awards
2014 | Winner. Harvey Baker Research Award for meticulous research in Energy Psychology (USA)
2014 | Gold Coast Ambassador – Gold Coast Tourism
2014 | Winner – Gold Coast Convention Centre Linkage Grant Program
2001 | Australian Psychological Society Women Interest Group Award. Winner- Elaine Dignan Award
2000 | Millennium Women’s Gold Coast Business and Community Awards Community Category Finalist

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Please note: Dr Peta is very limited in her ability to record podcasts, appear on Summits or do interviews outside of normal business hours (e.g., Brisbane, Australia timezone). She does not complete these on weekends, before 9am or after 4pm as she prefers to spend time with her family (and encourages you to do the same).



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