Kristy Kolc

Kristy Kolc

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

A skilled and knowledgeable researcher with a passion for helping others. I work extremely well as part of a team and I am a motivated self-starter. I have over 10 years experience working in tertiary education in a variety of roles. I am adaptable and embrace challenges with a “can-do” attitude. I am dedicated and passionate about my work, with a strong desire to make a substantial and positive impact in research as well as towards the success of the organisation and my own career growth.

My honours research was conducted at Macquarie University in Sydney and involved investigating a potential therapeutic for methamphetamine addiction using an animal model. My PhD research involved an exploration of the clinical and molecular expressivity associated with protocadherin-19 (PCDH19) variants and PCDH19 clustering epilepsy. My current research investigates decision-making in major depressive disorder.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2023 Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Demonstrator, Research Placement (Neuroscience) University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Teaching Assistant, Biological and Psychosocial Factors in Addictions University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Research Assistant Macquarie University
    2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Scholar Macquarie University
    2014 - 2014 Accessibility Coach Macquarie University
    2013 - 2015 Educator Camp Australia
    2012 - 2013 Clinic Coordinator and Therapist MindSpot Clinic
    2012 - 2013 Peer-Assisted Learning Coach and Founder Macquarie University
    2006 - 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Assistant Macquarie University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Invitation Graduate speaker at the Human Sciences graduation ceremony Macquarie University Australia -
    2015 Award The Head of Department Prize Macquarie University Australia $100
    2015 Award The Department of Psychology Prize for Psychopathology Macquarie University Australia $100
    2014 Award The Department of Psychology Prize for Principles of Psychological Assessment Macquarie University Australia $100
    2012 Award Mollie Thomson Prize Macquarie University Australia $150
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Macquarie University Australia Honours (First Class) Degree of Bachelor of Science - Psychology
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
  • Research Interests

2021 - 2022 ($150,000): Mindgardens Neuroscience Network "Building community-based treatment capacity for children and young people across NSW".

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