Dr Tamara De Regt

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Dr Tamara De Regt

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Teaching areas

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Psychological Assessment and Reporting
  • Clinical Psychology

Research areas

  • neuropsychology
  • dementia
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • decision making capacity and decision making processes
  • cognitive functioning and physical health conditions

Profile

Dr De Regt is a dual registered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. She coordinates several postgraduate and undergraduate courses in psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. After obtaining her doctoral qualifications, she has worked in research, teaching, and clinical settings across Australia, including in a major metropolitan hospital, specialist research facilities, and in private practice.

Dr De Regt’s main research interests in the past have included neuropsychological and daily functioning in people with alcohol use disorders, obstructive sleep apnoea, and adolescents with mental health conditions. Her future research interests are cognitive functioning in neurodegenerative conditions, decision making capacity, and cognitive functioning in people with mental and physical health conditions. She is a member of the Engage research cluster and has a keen interest in utilising technology in her research. Her overarching research goal is to assist older adults to live in the community as independently, safely, and mentally healthy as possible.

Professional memberships

  • Psychology Board of Australia with specialist endorsement in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • College of Clinical Psychologists
  • College of Clinical Neuropsychologists

Awards

  • People's Choice Award, 'Technology for Teaching 101', USC Learning and Teaching Week, 2016
  • USC Advance Awards, 2016: AQT award for Advancing Quality Teaching. Awarded for teaching staff and teaching teams who engage students in a quality learning experience by applying rich and engaging teaching approaches that substantially improve students' learning experiences. Awarded to Dr Kate Mulgrew as the team leader and the PSY102 teaching team (including Tamara De Regt)
  • Nominated for a teaching award, Advancing Quality Teaching, 2015 and 2016
  • People's Choice Award, 'Ballooning Brain Cells', USC Learning and Teaching Week, 2015

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • situational awareness and cognition in older adult drivers
  • neuropsychology – general
  • mental health and well-being of community-dwelling older adults
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