Kathleen Wright

Dr, PhD, Masters in Clinical Psychology, BCOM, GDip Psychological Science, B Science (Hons)

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Kathleen is both as a researcher and clinician, with a particular interest in preventive health behaviour and policy. Her research within SAHMRI’s Health Policy Centre has included areas such as patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for prostate and breast cancers, through to sugary drinks consumer behaviour, and attitudes towards policy. Other interests include prevention of anxiety and depression in children, and adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes.

Kathleen’s clinical work is as a psychologist (Clinical Registrar, MAPS) in private practice, working with clients of all ages, using both short-term intensive, and longer-term therapies. Prior to her career change to psychology, she worked as a Brand Manager within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, in Australia and the United Kingdom.  

Kathleen recently completed her PhD, which explored the application of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) as a preventive therapy for anxiety and depression in pre-adolescent children. This included a pilot test, and randomized controlled trial comparing MBCT-C to cognitive behavioural therapy. Results showed that MBCT-C and CBT had similar effectiveness for symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention, and wellbeing. A view-only link to this publication can be found here: https://rdcu.be/bKFd1

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011

Graduate Diploma, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 1998

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide

May 2018 → …

Psychologist (Clinical Registrar), Private Practice

22 Feb 2018 → …

PhD/Masters in Clinical Psychology Candidate, University of Adelaide

1 Mar 2012 → …

Provisionally Registered Psychologist, University of Adelaide

1 Mar 201222 Feb 2018


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