Amanda Taylor

Dr Amanda Taylor


School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a registered Psychologist with Clinical endorsement and Lecturer with the School of Psychology, and am the Academic Lead for Indigenous Education and Engagement with the School of Psychology.

My research and teaching is focussed on the areas of child and clinical psychology, with an emphasis on predictors of eating, activity, and body image outcomes in children and adults. Current research also focusses understanding some of the factors – including individual modifiable skills and features of parenting and the family system – that not only reduce psychological ill-health, but also promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

My clinical experience includes providing support to children and families who have a history of trauma, along with psychological and developmental assessment of children, working with families in remote settings, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and with children in pre-schools and schools.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2019 Clinical Psychologist Developing Minds Psychology and Education
    2015 - 2016 Psychologist Act For Kids
    2015 - 2015 Research Coordinator University of British Columbia
    2013 - 2015 Clinical Psychologist Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation
    2013 - 2018 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Psychologist Child Protection Services
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2011 University of Adelaide Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD
    2002 - 2005 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Nature Play? No way! An investigation of preventative factors impacting on child engagement in nature play. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madison Skye Bellchambers
    2021 Co-Supervisor Exploring postnatal experiences, wellbeing and support needs of South Asian refugee and migrant families in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ria Aiyar
    2021 Co-Supervisor A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program to reduce the negative impact of online social media use on the mental health of emerging adults. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Zoe Herriman
    2020 Co-Supervisor Development of an online intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy facilitated in schools to support and enhance psychological flexibility and wellbeing in adolescents. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Arthur Scholz
    2020 Co-Supervisor Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sarah Louise Halliday
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Does emotional dysregulation at early childhood predict the risk of disordered eating in Adolescence? The University of Adelaide Honours in Psychology Honours Srivaasavi Sivasankar
    2021 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Does Taking Parental Leave Improve Mental Health and parenting sense of competence in New Fathers? The University of Adelaide Honours in Psychology Honours Thomas Parkin
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Preliminary evaluation of a school-based programs for children with anxiety. The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical) Master Jane Cope
    2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor What factors at age 10-11 are predictive of eating disorder symptoms in adolescence? Testing the transdiagnostic theory of eating disorders in adolescents using longitudinal data. The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical) Master Kiu Lam Chan
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Secretary APS Clinical College SA committee Australian Psychological Soceity Clinical College Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Associate Editor Editorial Clinical Psychologist Journal

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