Researcher

Dr Kate Hetherington

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Paediatrics, Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)

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Biography

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the School of Women and Children’s Health, UNSW. Kate completed both her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD in the School of Psychology at UNSW. Kate’s doctoral research investigated psychological mechanisms involved in the onset and maintenance of depressed mood, with a particular focus on repetitive thinking. Kate has experience in...view more

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the School of Women and Children’s Health, UNSW. Kate completed both her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD in the School of Psychology at UNSW. Kate’s doctoral research investigated psychological mechanisms involved in the onset and maintenance of depressed mood, with a particular focus on repetitive thinking. Kate has experience in a variety of clinical and research settings. She is particularly interested in understanding the psychological impacts of cancer on children and their parents, and the development of interventions and supports to ameliorate its negative impacts.


My Grants

  • Paediatrio funding PPM6 (2019-2021)
  • UNSW Career Advancement Fund (2018)
  • NSW Health SESLHD Multicultural Health Grants Program (2018-2019)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (2016)
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme funding (2014)
  • Inaugural Faculty of Science Research Student Maternity Scholarship (2012)
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme funding (2012) (Awarded but not taken up)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2010-2015)

My Qualifications

  • B. Science Psyc (1st Class Hons) UNSW
  • M. Psyc (Clinical) UNSW
  • PhD (Experimental Clinical Psychology) UNSW

My Research Activities

Kate leads the Ethics & Genetics team in the Behavioural Sciences Unit, overseeing the PRISM-Impact study, the Luminesce supported PPM6 project and the Cancer Council NSW supported evaluation of the By My Side and Walking Alongside resources for bereaved families and the health professionals who support them. 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD


Currently supervising

2020

  • PhD Helping families to understand and talk about paediatric precision medicine: A parent and adolescent communication aid
  • ILP Student project: Evaluation of the Walking Alongside resources for health professionals
  • Honours student project (co-supervisor): Health-service and medication use of parents of young cancer survivors: A controlled study of prevalence and predictors of engagement and use

2019/2020

  • Masters student project: A qualitative study of clinicians' and scientists' experiences two years into and PRISM
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Contact

02 9382 3114