Carly Stagg

Carly Stagg

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 Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, with a PhD in rural and remote psychological service delivery. I primarily use qualitative methods including Reflexive Thematic Analysis and Reflexive Content Analysis.

I am broadly interested in the areas of:
Rural and remote mental health
Health practitioner training, education and wellbeing (particularly psychologists and doctors)
Youth mental health, wellbeing and development

I am a member of the Wellbeing in Learning and Development Laboratory (WiLDLab) at the University of Adelaide and https://wildlabadelaide.org/our-team and am currently working on a project with Resilient Youth Australia https://www.resilientyouth.org/

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor, with clinical interests and expertise in youth mental health and rural and remote psychology practice.

- Rural and remote psychology competencies

- Competencies for visiting (FIFO/DIDO) mental health workforce

- Competencies for inpatient mental health psychology 

- Public perceptions of psychology

- Interdisciplinary collaboration and health professional education

- Youth mental health and wellbeing, including evaluation of group therapy programs for self-harming and suicidal youth

- Rural and remote mental health, including rural community members' experiences of mental health helpseeking and intervention

- Mental health and wellbeing of medical families/spouses

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2023 - 2024 Lecturer Charles Darwin University
    2018 - ongoing Clinical Psychologist Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
    2017 - 2024 Titleholder University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2018 Clinical Psychologist Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
    2016 - 2018 Clinical Psychologist Country Health SA Local Health Network
    2015 - 2015 Tutor The University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award Executive Dean's Team Prize The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2015 Achievement Finalist, Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award (Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards) - - -
    2014 Scholarship Cathy Chandler Bursary, Australian Federation of University Women South Australia - - -
    2014 Achievement Semi Finalist, Adelaide Airport Sustainability Award (Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards) - - -
    2014 Achievement Semi Finalist, Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award (Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards) - - -
    2013 Award Faculty Prize, Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference - - -
    2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award - - -
    2012 Award University Medal - The University of Adelaide - - -
    2012 Award The Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology - - -
    2012 Award The Norman Munn Prize for Psychology II - - -
    2011 Award The Roby Fletcher Munn Prize for Psychology III - - -
    2009 Award Rob Barrett Memorial Prize for Undergraduate Psychiatry - - -
    2009 Invitation Member of Golden Key International Honour Society - - -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD/M.Psych(Clinical)
    2009 - 2012 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2018 Board Approved Supervisor Psychology Board of Australia -
    2016 Clinical Psychologist Psychology Board of Australia -
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Wood, N. M., O’Shea, A., Num, S., Johnson, C., Sutherland, C. R., Edney, L. C., & Wade, T. D. (2024). Implementation of evidence-based group interventions in a community-based mental health service for self-harming and suicidal youth. Clinical Psychologist, 28(1), 49-61.
    DOI
    2021 Gannon, E., Delfabbro, P., & Sutherland, C. (2021). Gambling in Rural and Remote South Australia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, 19(4), 1243-1260.
    DOI WoS1
    2018 sutherland, C., chur-hansen, A., & winefield, H. (2018). Rural and remote general practitioners’ perceptions of psychologists. Australian Psychologist, 53(3), 213-222.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2017 Sutherland, C., Chur-Hansen, A., & Winefield, H. (2017). Experiences of fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out rural and remote psychologists. Australian Psychologist, 52(3), 219-229.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9
    2014 Sutherland, C., & Chur-Hansen, A. (2014). Knowledge, skills and attitudes of rural and remote psychologists. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22(6), 273-279.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS14
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Sutherland, C. (2021). Visiting Workforce. In Handbook of Rural, Remote, and very Remote Mental Health (pp. 217-231). Springer Singapore.
    DOI
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Sutherland, C. R., Chur-hansen, A., & Winefield, H. R. (2015). Rural General Practitioners’ understandings and perceptions of psychology. Poster session presented at the meeting of 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.
    2015 Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. R., & Sutherland, C. R. (2015). Experiences of Fly-in, Fly-Out (FIFO) and Drive-in, Drive-out (DIDO) rural and remote psychologists. Poster session presented at the meeting of 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.
    2014 Chur-Hansen, A., Winefield, H. R., & Sutherland, C. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) and Drive-in, Drive-out (DIDO) Psychologists. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris, France.
    2014 Sutherland, C. R., Chur-Hansen, A., & Winefield, H. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Psychologists. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris, France.
    2014 Sutherland, C. R., Chur-Hansen, A., & Winefield, H. R. (2014). Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) of Rural and Remote Psychologists. Poster session presented at the meeting of Graduate Psychology Skills Australia Conference. Melrbourne, Victoria.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2016 Stagg, C. (2016). Rural and remote psychological service delivery: Perceptions of rural psychologists, general practitioners, and community members. (PhD Thesis, The University of Adelaide).

2024 School of Psychology Research Grant Value $2120.78. Resilient Youth: A qualitative analysis of responses to a survey of Australian school students’ mental health, resilience and broader wellbeing

Course coordination

PSYCHOL6600OL - Professional and Interpersonal Skills (University of Adelaide)

Teaching

PSYCHOL2004 - Doing Research in Psychology (Qualitative Methods) (University of Adelaide)

Past teaching

- PSY525 Psychological Interventions (Charles Darwin University)

- PSY529 Advanced Assessment and Therapies B (Charles Darwin University)

- Development of lectures and seminars on rural psychology practice for postgraduate programs (University of Adelaide)

- Assessor for Honours and Masters theses (University of Adelaide and Charles Darwin University)

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Exploring the experiences of occupational risks and requirements on the families of doctors The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Brearna Grillett
    2024 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Investigating the experiences of inpatient mental health psychologists in Australia and the competencies associated with their role The University of Adelaide - Honours - Olivia Furler
    2020 - 2020 External Supervisor Cognitive and emotion regulation strategies among drought-affected farmers and the impact on resilience and psychological distress. Charles Darwin University - Master - Chloe Nunn
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Gambling in Rural and Remote South Australia The University of Adelaide - Master - Elly Gannon
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Rural and Remote Interest Group - -
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing - Australian Psychological Society (APS) -
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2016 - 2016 Visualising Mental Health Scientific Community Engagement University of South Australia Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Enhancing understanding through AI-Generated metaphors: A learning activity - The University of Adelaide -

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