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Assoc Prof Amy Mullens

Assoc Prof Amy Mullens
Name Amy Mullens
Position Associate Professor (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Office B349
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6153
Extension 6153
Qualifications BA St Catherine , MSc North Dakota SU , PhD QUT

Fields of Research (FoR)

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Research interests
Improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities, Chronic disease (Screening, prevention, management), Sexual health/HIV, Diabetes, COPD, Substance Use, Health Behaviour Change; Inter-professional learning, Mentoring, Clinical Supervision
FOR Codes: Medical and Health Sciences [Clinical Sciences (1103), Public Health and Health Sciences (1117), Immunology (1107)]; Psychology (1701); Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106).

Professional memberships
Registered Psychologist (Psychology Board of Australia)
Clinical Psychology Endorsement / Health Psychology Endorsement
Accredited Supervisor (STAP)
Australian Psychological Society (Fellow, Colleges of Clinical & Health Psychology)
-National Executive Committee Member & Chairperson-Awards sub-committee
-Qld State Executive Committee Member & Secretary

Industry affiliations
EMCR Representative National Network, Member & USQ Representative
Credentialed to provide Clinical Services as a Psychologist to WMHHS, 2016-present

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PSY8130, 8140, 8150, 8060; PSY5130, 5230
PSY5145; 5060
PSY9160, 9170; PSY4001, 4002

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
15 Years

Research most recent
Mullens, A.B, Kelly, J., Debattista, J., Phillips, T.M, Gu, Z & Siggins, F. (2018) Exploring HIV risks, testing and prevention among sub-Saharan African community members in Australia. International Journal for Equity in Health.

Mullens, A.B, Debattista, J., Fisher, J., Stewart, M., Kenny, K., & Garvey, S. (2017) Comparison of government and non-government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment service delivery for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community. Substance Use & Misuse.

Strodl, E., Stewart, L., Mullens, A.B., & Deb, S. (2015). Metacognitions mediate HIV stigma and depression/anxiety in MSM living with HIV. Health Psychology Open.

Research most notable
Mullens, A.B., McCaul, K.D., Sandgren, A.K. & Erickson, S.C. (2004) Coping after cancer: Health behaviors, risk perceptions and anxiety among survivors of colorectal cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 13, 367-376

Westermeyer, J.J. & Boedicker (maiden name), A.E. (2000). Course, severity, and treatment of substance abuse among women versus men. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 26, 523-535.

Mullens, A.B., McCaul, K.D., Sandgren, A.K. & Erickson, S.C. (2003) Coping after cancer: Health behaviors, risk perceptions and anxiety among survivors of colorectal cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 13, 367-376.

McCaul, K.D. & Mullens, A.B. (2003). Affect, thought and self-protective health behaviors: The case of worry and cancer screening. In J. Suls and K. Wallston (Eds.). Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness. London: Blackwell.

Sandgren, A.K., Mullens, A.B., Erickson, S.C., Romanek, K.M. & McCaul, K.D. (2004). Confidant and breast cancer patient reports of quality of life. Quality of Life Research, 13, 155-160.

McCaul, K.D., Mullens, A.B., & Romanek, K., Erickson, S.C. & Gatheridge, B.J. (2007). The motivational effects of thinking and worrying about the effects of smoking cigarettes. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 1780-1798.

Publications in ePrints

Halliwell, Sherree D. and du Plessis, Carol and Hickey, AndrewORCID: and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: and Mullens, Amy B.ORCID: and Sanders, Tait and Clark, Kirsty A. and Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Debattista, Joseph and Phillips, Tania M. and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: (2022) A Critical Discourse Analysis of an Australian Incarcerated Trans Woman’s Letters of Complaint and Self-Advocacy. Ethos, 50 (2). pp. 208-232. ISSN 0091-2131

du Plessis, Carol and Halliwell, Sherree and Mullens, AmyORCID: and Sanders, Tait and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: and Phillips, Tania and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: (2022) A Trans Agent of Social Change in Incarceration: A Psychobiographical Study of Natasha Keating. Journal of Personality. ISSN 0022-3506

Mullens, Amy B ORCID: and Krishnamoorthy, GovindORCID: and She, Eidin Ni and Burton, Lorelle (2022) Applications and Careers in Psychology within Public Health and Community Settings to Build Wellbeing and Promote Social Justice. In: The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 297-325.

Phillips, Tania M. and Moloney, ClintORCID: and Sneath, Emily and Beccaria, GavinORCID: and Issac, Hancy and Mullens, Amy B.ORCID: and Gow, JeffORCID: and Rana, Rezwanul and King, Alex (2022) Associated factors, assessment, management, and outcomes of patients who present to the emergency department for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A scoping review. Respiratory Medicine, 193:106747. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0954-6111

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: and Cantrell, KateORCID: and Bryce, IndiaORCID: and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Durham, Jo and Mullens, AmyORCID: and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: and Johnson, RhiannanORCID: (2022) Coping with COVID: pandemic narratives for Australian children. Heliyon, 8 (5):e09454. pp. 1-9.

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