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.
Date Position Institution name 2016 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 —
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
Year Citation 2021 Ettridge, K., Caruso, J., Roder, D., Prichard, I., Scharling-Gamba, K., Wright, K., & Miller, C. (2021). A randomised online experimental study to compare responses to brief and extended surveys of health-related quality of life and psychosocial outcomes among women with breast cancer. Quality of Life Research, 30(2), 407-423.
2020 Ettridge, K., Wright, K., Smith, D., Chambers, S., Corsini, N., Evans, S., . . . Miller, C. (2020). Measuring psychosocial outcomes of men living with prostate cancer: feasibility of regular assessment of patient-reported outcomes. European journal of cancer care, 30(4), 1-15.
2019 Wright, K. M., Roberts, R., & Proeve, M. J. (2019). 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(11), 2277-2293.
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2019 Wright, K., Dono, J., Brownbill, A. L., Pearson, O., Bowden, J., Wycherley, T., . . . Miller, C. (2019). Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, correlates and interventions among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 9(2), e023630-1-e023630-15.
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Year Citation 2019 Ettridge, K., Wright, K., Chambers, S., & et al.. (2019). Monitoring psychosocial outcomes in prostate cancer: initial findings and implications.. In Behavioural Research in Cancer Control conference. Perth, Australia.
Year Citation 2017 Wright, K. M., Dono, J., Brownbill, A. L., Bowden, J., Keech, W., Gibson, O., . . . Miller, C. (2017). Systematic Scoping Review of SSB consumption in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide. 2017 Wright, K. M., Roberts, R., & Proeve, M. (2017). Comparing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Australian School Children (Oral Presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of 47th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 2016 Wright, K. M., Roberts, R., & Proeve, M. (2016). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C): Results of a mixed-methods pilot test with Australian Primary School Children (Oral Presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016. Melbourne, Australia. 2012 Wright, K. M., Turnbull, D., & Dodd, J. M. (2012). Midwives' Attitudes Towards Overweight and Obesity in Pregnancy (Poster). Poster session presented at the meeting of University of Adelaide Health Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference. National Wine Centre of Australia.
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