Dr Kerry O’Brien

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    Associate Professor Kerry O’Brien

    I joined Behavioural Studies at Monash University in November 2010 and I’m currently serving a sentence as head of the discipline. 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  along with units on health psychology and applied social psychology. I still hold an honorary positions at universities and continue to conduct research  in the UK, and New Zealand.


    PhD in Psychology (August 2004)

    Honours degree (first class) in psychology (neuroscience: Supervisor, Professor Cliff Abraham in the Psychology Department at the University of Otago. PhD in applied cognitive psychology with Associate Professor David O’Hare, University of Otago.

    Academic Positions

    November 2010-present  Associate Professor, Behavioral Studies , Monash University

    2008-2010 University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences                                       2006-2008 Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Teaching and Research Interests

    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, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I’ve also supervised over 35 research students (PhD, Masters, Honours).

    I’m 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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