Kathleen Wright

Kathleen Wright

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Kathleen is a Visiting Research Fellow. She recently completed a combined PhD/Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at The University of Adelaide. She is also a Registered Psychologist, 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?".

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  • 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

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Wright, K., Dono, J., Brownbill, A., 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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    2019 Wright, K., Roberts, R., & Proeve, M. (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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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Ettridge, K., Wright, K., Chambers, S., & et al.. (2019). Monitoring psychosocial outcomes in prostate cancer: initial findings and implications.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Behavioural Research in Cancer Control conference. Perth, Australia.
    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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  • Memberships

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

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