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
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+61 7 5459 4879
Office location
SD-T-2-2.34
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Sunshine Coast
Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand

Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand conducts research in user experience (video gaming and human computer interactions; human wildlife interactions, awe); tourism, conservation and environmental psychology; cognitive and metacognitive processes; and anxiety conditions. 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.

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/Fellowships

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).

Research Grants

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Focus (of research grant)

Evaluation of visitors’ cognitive appraisal and emotional responses associated with immersive tourism and leisure experiences: real and virtual Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand RPA Sunshine Coast Council/USC. $58,605 2020  
New Colombo Plan funded project on two undergraduate, teaching and research based tours to Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga Team member   2015 and 2017  

Potential Research Projects for HDR & 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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