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Assoc Prof Amy Mullens

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

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

Mullens, Amy B. and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Lemoire, Jime and Brownlow, Charlotte and Driver, Glen and Gow, Jeff (2020) HIV Point of Care Testing (PoCT) at late-night sex on premises venues (SOPV) for gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM): a mixed methods analysis. AIDS and Behavior, 24 (2). pp. 450-466. ISSN 1090-7165

Moloney, C. and Beccaria, G.ORCID: and Sneath, E. and Mullens, A. and Issac, H. and King, A. and Gow, J. and Phillips, T. (2020) Reducing Avoidable Copd Emergency Room Presentations: An Integrated Cross-Health Service Utilisation Scoping Initiative In South Queensland. In: The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting for Leaders in Lung Health & Respiratory Science (TSANZSRS 2020), 27-31 March, 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Davis, Penelope and O'Donovan, Analise and McDermott, Brett and Mullens, Amy (2020) Through Benevolent Eyes: the Differential Efficacy of Perspective Taking and Cognitive Reappraisalon the Regulation of Shame. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1937-1209

Phillips, Tania and Bromdal, Annette and Mullens, Amy and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: and Gow, Jeff (2020) 'We don’t recognize transsexuals … and we’re not going to treat you': cruel and unusual and the lived experiences of transgender women in US prisons. In: The Palgrave handbook of incarceration in popular culture. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 331-360. ISBN 978-3-030-36058-0

Fein, Erich ORCID: and Mullens, Amy and Ray, Madeleine and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Garvey, Shane and Muscolino, Robert and Young, Ross (2019) Domains of reinforcement associated with greater alcohol use among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (GBMSM) within ‘Chemsex’ contexts in Queensland. In: 2019 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference (APSAD 2019), 10-13 Nov, 2019, Hobart, Australia.

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