Dr Kate Mulgrew

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Dr Kate Mulgrew

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Teaching areas

  • Human Associative Learning
  • Personality and Assessment
  • Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology

Research areas

  • cognitive psychology (biased attention and memory)
  • health psychology (body image, diet, exercise, eating disorders, media)
  • chronic pain
  • climate change in the Pacific

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Profile

Dr Kate Mulgrew joined USC in 2009 as a lecturer in psychology. Prior to this she was employed as a lecturer at Australian Catholic University and Queensland University of Technology. Dr Mulgrew currently supervises a number of research students including Honours, Masters, Doctorate and PhD students. She is also a research consultant for Isis — Centre for Women’s Action on Eating Issues in a project examining men’s eating issues.

Dr Mulgrew's primary research interest is the role of biased information processing in body image disorders. She has also conducted research into other factors affecting body image, such as the media and eating issues with men and children.

Professional memberships

  • Australasian Experimental Psychology Society

Awards

  • USC Advance Awards for Learning and Teaching:  Advancing the Student Experience, 2015, University of the Sunshine Coast

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • The role of attention and memory bias in maintaining dysfunctional health behaviours (eg body image, exercise etc.)

  • The effects of the media on males and females body image

  • Cognitive factors underlying chronic pain

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