Kate Obst

Ms Kate Obst

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD - Master of Psychology - Health Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently completing a combined PhD/Master of Psychology (Health) program under the supervision of Dr Clemence Due, Dr Melissa Oxlad and Professor Philippa Middleton. Broadly, I am interested in research and practice relating to the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families, and have a background in both psychology and public health. My PhD is exploring the psychological impact of pregnancy loss for under-researched populations in Australia, with a particular focus on improving our understandings of men's grief and subsequent support needs.

2018-2022
Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship: Australian Government.
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship: Westpac Scholars Trust.

2018
Tutor and marker for third year Health and Lifespan Development, School of Psychology.

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian College of Health Psychologists Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member The Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (The Stillbirth CRE) Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2017 - ongoing Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Youth Research Council Scientific research Australia
  • Position: PhD - Master of Psychology - Health Candidate
  • Phone: 83136972
  • Email: kate.obst@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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