Kathleen Wright

Kathleen Wright

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Kathleen is a Visiting Research Fellow. She completed a combined PhD/Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at The University of Adelaide. She is also a Psychologist (Clinical Registrar, MAPS), and works part time as a Research Assistant within the Health Policy Centre at SAHMRI.

Her PhD thesis was titled "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children: Is it feasible, acceptable, and effective, for prevention of internalizing difficulties in Australian primary school children?". The paper was a Randomized Controlled Trial "Wright, K.M., Roberts, R. & Proeve, M.J. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) for Prevention of Internalizing Difficulties: a Small Randomized Controlled Trial with Australian Primary School Children. Mindfulness 10, 2277–2293 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01193-9". A view-only link can be found here: https://rdcu.be/bKFd1

Kathleen's research within SAHMRI’s Health Policy Centre has included areas such as patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for prostate and breast cancers, through to sugary drinks consumer behaviour, and attitudes towards policy. Other interests include prevention of anxiety and depression in children, and adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Research Assistant SAHMRI
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Scholarship University of Adelaide Honours Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Combined PhD/Masters of Psychology (Clinical)
    2010 - 2011 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours Psychology)
    2010 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Psychology
    2005 - 2007 Chartered Institute of Marketing United Kingdom Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
    1996 - 1998 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Commerce
  • Research Interests

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia

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