“I shall pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
(attributed to William Penn)
Anthony Bevan is a multiple graduate of the University of Adelaide with the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Science by research.
Throughout his tertiary education he has had a special interest in the connections between the mind, brain and body.
Anthony conducted pioneering research into the endocrine and biochemical changes in deep meditation and relaxation procedures for his Master of Science (1981). It was soon after completion of his MSc that Anthony’s professional interest in tinnitus began while he was teaching special relaxation procedures to members of the South Australian branch of Better Hearing Australia.
As a lecturer in behavioural sciences at the Dental School of the University of Adelaide (1996-2006) Anthony has delivered courses on the psychological aspects of acute pain control and chronic pain management.
Now as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, Anthony focuses on comprehensive psychological assessments and treatment of people suffering from disorders or dysfunction of any of the sensory systems, including hearing, balance, and head or neck pain. Therefore, he may be able to help with the management of your physical and sensory symptoms by treating your stress, anxiety or depression. Bodily symptoms that Anthony commonly addresses as part of a multidisciplinary team approach include: dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, disequilibrium, hyperacusis, hearing loss, and headaches.
“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anthony is a pioneer in the field of psycho-neuro-otology dealing with interconnections between mind, brain, hearing and balance systems.
His professional interest in this field spans more than 25 years with his Churchill Fellowship in 1988 including investigation of the application of relaxation procedures to the treatment of distressing tinnitus and headaches. In 2014 Anthony became the first psychologist member of the Neuro-Otology Society of Australia.
Within the rapidly advancing field of psycho-neuro-otology Anthony regularly contributes to postgraduate training programs for health care professionals, including physiotherapists, audiologists and medical practitioners. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists, the Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, the Vestibular Disorders Association (USA), the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (USA), and the APS Yoga and Psychology Interest Group.
Although Anthony Bevan’s formal education has been dominated by the study of sciences, he has always had a keen interest in the arts, especially music, dance and painting.
As a reflection of his commitment to living a full, rich and meaningful life, Anthony has many and various interests. To maintain good physical and mental health he enjoys a range of activities including bush walking, snorkelling, lap swimming, meditation, yoga and Pilates.