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

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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