Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand

PhD Psych Cant., PGDipClinPsych Cant., PostgradDipCogThpy Oxf.

  • Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Email
Telephone
+61 7 5459 4879
Office location
Room 33, Level 1, Thompson Institute, 12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya
Campus
USC Thompson Institute
Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand

Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand is a researcher, lecturer, and clinical psychologist. He provides research supervision to PhD, Masters, and Honours, students.

Lee qualified at the University of Canterbury with a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford, England. He has worked in a number of clinical settings. In the UK, he worked at Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. In New Zealand, he worked at the Anxiety Disorders Service for the Canterbury District Health Board.

Lee, along with Associate Professor Janet D. Carter (University of Canterbury, NZ), authored the self-help book How to Deal with Anxiety:  A 5-step, CBT-based plan for overcoming generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and worry.

Lee has research interests and projects in user experience (human computer interactions; human wildlife interactions); tourism, conservation and environmental psychology; cognitive and metacognitive processes; and anxiety conditions.

Professional memberships

  • Registered Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement – Psychologists’ Board of Australia
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

Awards, Grants and Funding

  • 2015 and 2017. Team member of New Colombo Plan funded project on two undergraduate, teaching and research based tours to Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga.
  • 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 Lee Kannis-Dymand)

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • User Experience Research
  • Online Gaming
  • Human wildlife/nature interactions
  • Conservation and environmental psychology
  • Awe
  • Metacognitive processes
  • Metacognitive processes in sports psychology

Research areas

  • User Experience Research
  • Online Gaming
  • Human wildlife/nature interactions
  • Conservation and environmental psychology
  • Awe
  • Metacognitive processes
  • Metacognitive processes in sports psychology

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Psychology

Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand's specialist areas of knowledge include clinical psychology, trauma, social anxiety, anxiety disorder

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