Senior Lecturer / Supervisor 

BAppSci(Psych), GradDipEdPsych, MPsych(Ed&Dev), MAPS, FCEDP

Kate has worked with children, families and schools as a psychologist since 2003 after finishing her studies in educational and developmental psychology at Monash University in 2002. She worked for the Victorian Education Department for 13 years following her training, initially in Shepparton for two years, before returning to Melbourne to work for Student Support Services (SSS) in North East Metropolitan Melbourne.  In this role she supported teachers, students and their families in primary, secondary and a number of special schools for children with disabilities. Her role encompassed psychoeducational assessment for various neurodevelopmental disorders, funding applications, student support and school liaison as well as responding to critical incidents. Kate was a member of the regional Critical Incident Team for a number of years, and has an extensive understanding of the public education system, the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) and broader government policy issues, having also worked as a Professional Practice Leader (PPL) at North East Regional office. 

Kate has been supervising students and psychologists since 2008 for both 2 year and 1 year masters courses, and more recently the +1 program. She has also supervised registered psychologists for continuing professional development and for the Ed&Dev Registrar Program since 2013. Alongside these supervision experiences Kate has taught at Monash University in the Graduate Diploma of Mental Health for Teaching Professionals, the Masters of Counselling and the Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. She worked at Monash University’s Krongold Clinic for a number of years prior to starting at Cairnmillar in April 2020. Kate has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society since she started studying in 1995 and part of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists since 2009.