Dr Kerry O’Brien

  • kerry-obrien-profile2I joined Behavioural Studies at Monash University in November 2010 where I have a  standard teaching , research, and admin position. Prior to arriving at Monash I was at the University of Manchester (UK) where I helped establish (and teach in) the Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology . I also taught  courses in applied social psychology and still hold an honorary position and continue to conduct research with collaborators on various projects along with collaborations in Australia, New Zealand, and the US.  I was a teaching assistant/lecturer at Otago before gaining my first academic appointment the University of Wollongong in 2006.


    PhD in Psychology (August 2004)

    Honours degree (first class) in psychology (neuroscience) under Professor Cliff Abraham in the Psychology Department at the University of Otago.

    I have a diverse research and teaching background having conducted research and developed and taught courses in applied social psychology, health psychology, public health, and sports sciences, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have supervised over 35 research students (PhD, Masters, Honours).

    I’m very interested in supervising and working with high performing Masters and PhD candidates on a range of psychological, social, and public health related topics. Students considering a Masters and PhD should look through all of my publications on Google Scholar to see the range of research interests and methods I have and use. Please feel free to contact me via email to discuss research projects. Funded positions (scholarships) arise from time to time, and I’m very happy to discuss potential student projects.

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