Amanda Taylor

Dr Amanda Taylor

Lecturer

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.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor An intervention to encourage adolescents to embrace failure as a way to maximise long term success without negatively impacting on wellbeing and mental health 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
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Adapting an integrated model of body appreciation: the role of interoceptive awarness University of Adelaide Honours Jessica Szulc
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Adult attachment styles and emotional regulation: the role of interoceptive awareness and alexithymia The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Isabella Ferraro
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Exploring the association between interoceptive awareness, self-compassion and emotional regulation The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Erina Barker
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  • 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

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