Researcher biography

Dr Suzanne McDonald is a clinical researcher and chartered psychologist. Suzanne is a Research Fellow in the General Practice Clinical Unit and a Sessional Academic in the School of Psychology. Suzanne's research interests focus on (1) the development and application of N-of-1 trials and single-case designs in areas within medicine, psychology and digital health (2) understanding and changing health-related behaviours in patients and health professionals (3) designing and evaluating complex interventions. Suzanne is the co-chair of the International Collaborative Network for N-of-1 Trials and Single-Case Designs (, a global network of over 650 academics, researchers and clinicians interested in these methods in 42 countries.

Current Research Programs


  • Research Fellow, General Practice Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland
  • Sessional Academic, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University
  • Adjunct Researcher, Monash University  


  • Master of Arts (Honours) Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Master of Research in Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Master of Science in Public Health & Health Services Research, Newcastle University, UK
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology, Northumbria University, UK
  • PhD Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
  • Health Psychology Qualification (Professional Doctorate), British Psychological Society

Field of Research

  • HEALTH SCIENCES | Health services and systems | General practice (420304) 
  • HEALTH SCIENCES | Health services and systems | Implementation science and evaluation (420312) 
  • PSYCHOLOGY | Clinical and health psychology | Health psychology (520304)

Keywords: N-of-1 trials, single-case experimental designs, clinical trials, research methods, health psychology, behavioural medicine, implementation science, general practice, primary care, health services research, chronic disease, health behaviour, complex interventions, digital health, data science. 

Scopus ID: 50761228500