Dr Katrina Andrews | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Katrina Andrews

PhD (Clinical Psychology) Griff 

  • Lecturer, Counselling
  • School of Law and Society
+61 7 5459 4546
Office location
Moreton Bay

Dr Katrina Andrews is an experienced scholar in the disciplines of counselling/psychotherapy, psychology, as well as adult education. Katrina has completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology with Griffith University, and has qualifications in adult education from the Higher Education and Leadership Institute (HELI).

Katrina has over a decade of experience teaching and researching in the disciplines of counselling and psychology, as well as adult education, within independent tertiary education providers specialised in delivering these content areas to adults mainly in the online modality of program delivery. 

Prior to her academic career, Katrina worked as a generalist psychologist in various settings including correctional centres, medical hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and primary health networks. Katrina worked primarily with adults, helping them with a variety of psychological complaints including trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns. Her chosen framework was integrative and critical realist, thereby respecting the unique person that is each and every client within a constant reality.  

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) 
  • Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE; College of PACFA) 
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Professional Social Media

Potential Research Projects for HDR & Honours Students

  • Lived experience of minority populations
  • Use of technology to augment/enhance therapy outcomes 

Research areas

  • Outcome research in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Adult education
  • Quasi-experimental designs in clinical psychological content areas
  • The use of technology to augment counselling/psychological therapy on mental health symptomatology
  • The sustainable practice of being a counsellor/psychologist (both in the being and the doing)
  • Student engagement in the online teaching environment
  • Sustainable adult education in counselling

Teaching areas

  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Adult Education
  • Social Science Research

Program coordinator

  • Waller, A., Paganini, C., Andrews, K., & Hutton, V. (2020). The experience of adults recovering from an eating disorder in a professionally-led, monthly support group: A qualitative Study. Qualitative Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-07-2020-0088 
  • Pemberton, L., Kita, L., & Andrews, K. (2020). Practitioners’ experiences of using Gut Directed Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Perceived impact upon client wellbeing. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 55, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102605 
  • Andrews, K., Papps, F.A., Mancini, V., Clarkson, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Senior, G., & Brymer, E. (Eds.). (2020). Innovations in a changing world [conference proceedings]. Australian College of Applied Psychology
  • Andrews, K., Bath, D., & Smith, C. (2018). Replication of the Learning Alliance Inventory to Blended Student Populations. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 24(1), 100-116. DOI: 10.1177/1477971418771090 
  • Moir-Bussy, A., Andrews, K., & Smith, T. (2016). Toward a Unified Vision of Professional Counselling Identity: A Preliminary Australian Perspective. Australian Counselling Research Journal, 10(2), 1-31. Retrieved from http://www.acrjournal.com.au/resources/assets/journals/Volume-10-Issue-2-2016/Toward%20a%20Unified%20Vision%20of%20Professional%20Counselling%20Identity%201-31.pdf 
  • Travers, K., Creed. P., & Morrissey, S. (2015). The development and initial validation of a new scale to measure explanatory style. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.045