Dr Georgie Fleming

Dr Georgie Fleming

School of Psychology

Dr. Georgette (Georgie) Fleming (she/her) is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at UNSW. She completed her B. Arts (Psychology)(Honours) at the University of Sydney and her combined Ph.D./Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UNSW. Dr Fleming is a Clinical Psychologist, certified therapist and within-agency trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT), and a member of the PCIT International Research Taskforce.

Dr Fleming's program of research is concerned with improving the accessibility and efficacy of treatment for young children with conduct problems (e.g., non-compliance, temper tantrums, aggression). Her doctoral research focused on evaluating outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) adapted to delivery via video teleconferencing (called Internet-delivered PCIT or iPCIT), while her current research focuses on evaluating outcomes of school-delivered PCIT with teacher involvement. Dr Fleming is passionate about understanding moderators and mechanisms of treatment-related change, with a particular focus on improving treatment outcomes for young children with elevated callous-unemotional (CU) traits (i.e., lack of guilt, lack of empathy, uncaring attitudes, and superficiality of emotions). She worked closely with Professor Eva Kimonis to evaluate a version of PCIT adapted for young children with CU traits, called PCIT-CU.

As a researching Clinical Psychologist, Dr Fleming strongly advocates for the use of scientific knowledge to inform clinical assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and treatment, and vice versa. She thoroughly enjoys training and supervising psychologists and psychology trainees in PCIT, parenting, child behaviour change, and process issues that arise when working with the family system. 


Mathews Building Room 910
  • Books | 2019
    2019, Psychopathology, Maddux JE; Winstead BA, (ed.), Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429028267
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Kimonis E; Fleming G, 2019, 'Disruptive and conduct disorders, delinquency', in The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Kimonis E; Frick P; Fleming G, 2019, 'Externalizing disorders of childhood and adolescence', in Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 5th Edition
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Fleming G; Kimonis ER, 2018, 'PCIT for Children with Callous-Unemotional Traits', in Niec L (ed.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Springer, pp. 19 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97698-3_2
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Chan AB; Fleming GE; Kaouar S; Kimonis ER, 2023, 'The measure of empathy in early childhood: Testing the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of scores in early childhood', Psychological assessment, 35, pp. 791 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0001257
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fleming GE; Neo B; Kaouar S; Kimonis ER, 2023, 'Treatment Outcomes of Children with Primary Versus Secondary Callous-Unemotional Traits', Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-023-01112-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fleming GE, 2023, 'Commentary: Optimism and guidance for improving treatment effects among children with callous-unemotional traits – reflections on Perlstein et al. (2023)', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 64, pp. 1388 - 1392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13848
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kaouar S; Fleming GE; Neo B; Hawes DJ; Eapen V; Kimonis ER, 2023, 'Dimensions of Warm Parenting Attributions Differentiate Conduct Problem Subtypes in Young Children', Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-023-01111-7
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kimonis ER; Jain N; Neo B; Fleming GE; Briggs N, 2023, 'Development of an Empathy Rating Scale for Young Children', Assessment, 30, pp. 37 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10731911211038629
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kimonis ER; Le B; Fleming GE; Kyranides MN; Demetriou CA; Fanti KA; Neo B; Prasad AH; Chan A; Hawes DJ; Eapen V, 2023, 'Facial reactions to emotional films in young children with conduct problems and varying levels of callous-unemotional traits', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 64, pp. 357 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13701
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fleming GE; Neo B; Briggs NE; Kaouar S; Frick PJ; Kimonis ER, 2022, 'Parent Training Adapted to the Needs of Children With Callous–Unemotional Traits: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Behavior Therapy, 53, pp. 1265 - 1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2022.07.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fleming GE; Kohlhoff J; Morgan S; Turnell A; Maiuolo M; Kimonis ER, 2021, 'An Effectiveness Open Trial of Internet-Delivered Parent Training for Young Children With Conduct Problems Living in Regional and Rural Australia', Behavior Therapy, 52, pp. 110 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.03.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fleming GE; Kimonis ER; Furr JM; Comer JS, 2020, 'Internet-Delivered Parent Training for Preschoolers with Conduct Problems: Do Callous-Unemotional Traits Moderate Efficacy and Engagement?', Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, pp. 1169 - 1182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00660-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kimonis ER; Fleming G; Briggs N; Brouwer-French L; Frick PJ; Hawes DJ; Bagner DM; Thomas R; Dadds M, 2020, 'Een variant van parent-child interaction therapy voor jonge kinderen met harde en gevoelloze karaktertrekken: een open experimentele pilotstudie', Gezinstherapie Wereldwijd, 31, pp. 386 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12440-020-00134-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kimonis ER; Fleming G; Briggs N; Brouwer-French L; Frick PJ; Hawes DJ; Bagner DM; Thomas R; Dadds M, 2019, 'Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Preschoolers with Callous-Unemotional Traits: An Open Trial Pilot Study', Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, pp. S347 - S361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2018.1479966
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kimonis ER; Fleming GE; Wilbur RR; Groer MW; Granger DA, 2019, 'Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its ratio to cortisol moderate associations between maltreatment and psychopathology in male juvenile offenders', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, pp. 263 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.12.228
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fleming GE; Kimonis ER; Datyner A; Comer JS, 2017, 'Adapting Internet-Delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to Treat Co-Occurring Disruptive Behavior and Callous-Unemotional Traits: A Case Study', Clinical Case Studies, 16, pp. 370 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534650117699471

Read Dr Fleming's article about parenting in a pandemic here.

Watch Dr Fleming speak to ABC News 24 about parenting in a pandemic here.

Watch Dr Fleming speak as an invited expert panellist for Mental Health Professionals Network about Conduct Disorder here.

Watch Dr Fleming speak with the UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Emma Johnston, about pandemic parenting as part of the USNW Sci-Fi Webinar Series here.

Read about Dr Fleming's research on Internet-delivered therapy for children with conduct problems in rural communities here.

Read about Professor Eva Kimonis and Dr Fleming's research on adapting treatment for children with callous-unemotional traits here and here.

Read about Dr Fleming and Professor Eva Kimonis' research on school-delivered therapy for children with conduct problems here and here.

Listen to Dr Fleming speak as an expert panellist on Evil for the Sydney Science Festival, hosted by UNSW and ABC Radio National here.

Learn more about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) from Dr Fleming on the School PCIT YouTube channel.