Professor Kim Halford is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University , where he is Director of both the Psychological Health Research Centre and the Queensland Cancer Fund-Griffith University Cancer Support Centre. He completed his PhD at Latrobe University in 1978, and has worked for the last 26 years in a mixture of clinical, academic and management positions. Kim was Head of Applied Psychology at Griffith University from 1995 to 2001. Prior to that he held a conjoint appointment as Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland and Chief Psychologist at Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Kim's major research and clinical interests focus on couple relationships. He has published four books and more than 100 articles on couple therapy, relationship education, and coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Kim has served as consultant on marriage and family policy to the Australian, German and United States Governments, and is a regular media commentator on family issues. Kim's work has been recognised in a series of awards. In 2002 he was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, and received a Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior. In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
Kim has been married to Barbara Halford, who also is a psychologist, for 26 years. They have two sons. Kim is a passionate Brisbane Lions supporter, avid reader, keen cyclist, and an enthusiastic but unskilled tennis player, skier, photographer and surfer.