Kate Obst

Dr Kate Obst

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Clinical Lecturer in the School of Psychology, and Psychologist at the Women's and Children's Hospital. With a background in both psychology and public health, I am broadly interested in interdisciplinary research and practice in the area of health psychology, particularly relating to child, family and reproductive health.

My PhD involved a mixed methods program of research exploring men's grief and support needs after pregnancy loss and neonatal death. Since completing my PhD, I have also worked on a funded interdisciplinary project exploring the information and support needs of men diagnosed with male-factor infertility. I continue to consult and collaborate on research relating to perinatal loss and child/family health.

In my current role at the University, I am supporting Professor Paula Moynihan as Research Coordinator for the University's Healthy Societies FAME Strategy. Information about the Strategy can be accessed here.


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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2022 - ongoing Psychologist (Health Registrar) Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN)
    2022 - 2023 Postdoctoral Research Officer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award Doctoral Research Medal University of Adelaide Australia -
    2020 Research Award School of Psychology Prize University of Adelaide Australia -
    2020 Research Award Vernon Roy East Prize The Vernon Roy East Bequest Australia -
    2018 Award School of Psychology Prize University of Adelaide Australia -
    2018 Award Vernon Roy East Prize The Vernon Roy East Bequest Australia -
    2018 Scholarship 2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Australia -
    2017 Award Best Individual Oral Presentation University of Adelaide Australia -
    2017 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship South Australian Health and Medical Research Insititute Australia -
    2016 Achievement Golden Key Scholar Golden Key International Honour Society Australia -
    2016 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship School of Psychology, University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia Combined PhD and Master of Psychology (Health)
    2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2022 Registered Psychologist Psychology Board of Australia -
  • Research Interests

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

Westpac Scholar


Clinical Lecturer, School of Psychology.

Co-supervisor for Psychology Honours students.

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

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group Australia
    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
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2019 - ongoing GriefLink Management Committee Advocacy Australia
    2017 - ongoing Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Youth Research Council Scientific research Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Email: kate.obst@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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