Karina Rune

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Karina Rune


Teaching areas

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Intercultural Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Emotion and Cognition

Research areas

  • Cognitive psychology (biased attention and attention modification)
  • Health psychology (obesity, eating disorder, chronic pain)
  • Road safety (situational awareness and novice drivers)


Karina Rune joined University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology in 2018. She is currently writing her PhD Thesis, which looks at attention toward food cues in women. During the last 2 years, Karina has been part of a joint project between USC, Queensland University of Techonology and the Australia Defence force looking at chronic pain in Defence members and military veterans.

Karina's research focus is Cognitive Psychology and in particular, the role that biased attention plays in eating disorders and chronic pain. She has also conducted research into road safety and situational awareness in ambulance drivers.


  • USC Advance Awards, 2016: AQT - 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, 2016
  • Nominated for USC Advance Awards, 2016: ASE - Advancing the Student Experience.
  • Nominated for USC Advance Awards, 2016: AQT - Advancing Quality Teaching.
  • Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship, 2014
  • USC Research Scholarship, 2014
  • Faculty Commendation for Academic Excellency, 2013
  • Ann McDougall Co-op Bookshop Memorial Bursary, 2011-2012
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