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 Associate Professor Philippa Middleton. With a background in both psychology and public health, I am broadly interested in research and practice relating to grief and loss, and family wellbeing including child and perinatal mental health. My PhD is exploring the psychological impact of pregnancy loss and neonatal loss for under-researched populations in Australia, with a particular focus on improving our understanding of men's grief and subsequent support needs.

Read more about my current program of research here: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/mens-grief

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Obst, K., & Due, C. (2019). Australian men's experiences of support following pregnancy loss: a qualitative study. Midwifery, 70, 1-6.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2019 O'Donoghue, B., Mifsud, N. G., Tindall, R. M., Foote, L., Hartmann, J. A., Obst, K. L., . . . Killackey, E. (2019). Physical health assistance in early recovery of psychosis: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
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    2019 Obst, K. L., & Due, C. (2019). Men’s grief and support following pregnancy loss: A qualitative investigation of service providers’ perspectives. Death Studies.
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    2018 Due, C., Obst, K., Riggs, D., & Collins, C. (2018). Australian heterosexual women's experiences of healthcare provision following a pregnancy loss. Women and Birth, 31(4), 331-338.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Obst, K. L., Due, C., Oxlad, M., & Middleton, P. (2019). Men's grief following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of 23rd PSANZ Annual Congress. Gold Coast, Queensland.
    2019 Obst, K. L. (2019). How do men experience grief following pregnancy loss?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2019 APS College of Health Psychologists Conference. Glenelg, South Australia.
    2019 Obst, K. L., Due, C., Oxlad, M., & Middleton, P. (2019). Men's grief following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss: A systematic review and emerging theoretical model. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Stillbirth Alliance 2019. Madrid, Spain.
    2018 Obst, K., & Due, C. (2018). Australian men's experiences of support following pregnancy loss. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstract E-Book. Glasgow, UK: ISPID-ISA.
    2018 Obst, K. L. (2018). How do men experience grief following pregnancy loss?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th Annual Florey Postgraduate Conference. University of Adelaide.
    2018 Obst, K. L. (2018). Improving bereavement care guidelines for all family members in Australia: Starting with fathers. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2018 Annual Stillbirth CRE Workshop. UQ Business School Executive Education Venue, Brisbane, Queensland.
    2017 Obst, K. (2017). Australian men's experiences of support following pregnancy loss. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2017 Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research. University of Adelaide, South Australia.

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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