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.
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 Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
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)
Date Title Institution name Country 2022 Registered Psychologist Psychology Board of Australia -
Year Citation 2019 MEN'S GRIEF FOLLOWING PREGNANCY LOSS AND NEONATAL LOSS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW (2019). Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Wiley.
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.
Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship: Australian Government.
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship: Westpac Scholars Trust.
Clinical Lecturer, School of Psychology.
Co-supervisor for Psychology Honours students.
Tutor and marker for third year Health and Lifespan Development, School of Psychology.
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
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
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