Assoc Prof Amy Mullens
|Position||Associate Professor (Psychology)|
|Section||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Phone||+61 7 3812 6153|
|Qualifications||BA St Catherine , MSc North Dakota SU , PhD QUT|
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).
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
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
PSY9160, 9170; PSY4001, 4002
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
Phillips, Tania M. and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Sneath, Emily and Beccaria, GavinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4341-804X and Issac, Hancy and Mullens, Amy B. and Gow, JeffORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5726-298X 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
Swan, Jaime and Phillips, Tania M. and Sanders, Tait and Mullens, Amy B. and Debattista, Joseph and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 (2022) Mental health and quality of life outcomes of gender-affirming surgery: A systematic literature review. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. pp. 1-44. ISSN 1935-9705
Sanders, Tait and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Halliwell, Sherree and du Plessis, Carol and Clark, Kirsty A. and Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Mullens, Amy B. and Phillips, Tania M. and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 (2022) Trans architecture and the prison as archive: 'don’t be a queen and you won’t be arrested'. Punishment & Society. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1462-4745
Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Clark, Kirsty A. and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 and Mullens, Amy B. and Sanders, Tait and Phillips, Tania and Mimiaga, Matthew J. and Cahill, Sean and du Plessis, Carol and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Halliwell, Sherree D. and Reisner, Sari L. (2022) Victimization Within and Beyond the Prison Walls: A Latent Profile Analysis of Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. pp. 1-33. ISSN 0886-2605
Vujcich, Daniel and Roberts, Meagan and Brown, Graham and Durham, Jo and Gu, Zhihong and Hartley, Lisa and Lobo, Roanna and Mao, Limin and Moro, Piergiorgio and Mullens, Amy B. and Offord, Baden and Oudih, Enaam and Reid, Alison (2021) Are sexual health survey items understood as intended by African and Asian migrants to Australia? Methods, results and recommendations for qualitative pretesting. BMJ Open, 11 (12):e049010. pp. 1-14.