Dr Kate Mulgrew joined USC in 2009 as a lecturer in Psychology. Prior to this she was employed as a lecturer at Australian Catholic University and Queensland University of Technology. Dr Mulgrew currently supervises a number of research students including Honours, Masters, Doctorate and PhD students. She is also a research consultant for Isis — Centre for Women’s Action on Eating Issues in a project examining men’s eating issues.
Dr Mulgrew's primary research interest is the role of biased information processing in body image disorders. She has also conducted research into other factors affecting body image, such as the media and eating issues with men and children.
- Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
- 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
- USC Advance Awards for Learning and Teaching: Advancing the Student Experience, 2015, University of the Sunshine Coast
Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students
The role of attention and memory bias in maintaining dysfunctional health behaviours (eg body image, exercise etc.)
The effects of the media on males and females body image
Cognitive factors underlying chronic pain
- cognitive psychology (biased attention and memory)
- health psychology (body image, diet, exercise, eating disorders, media)
- chronic pain
- climate change in the Pacific
- Human Associative Learning
- Personality and Assessment
- Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology
Dr Kate Mulgrew's specialist areas of knowledge include cognitive psychology (biased attention and memory in body image and chronic pain) and health psychology (body image, diet, exercise, eating disorders).