Assoc Prof Amy Mullens
|Position||Associate Professor (Psychology)|
|Section||School of Psychology and Counselling|
|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
Rezwanul, Rana and Gow, Jeff and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and King, Alex and Keijzers, Gerben and Beccaria, GavinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4341-804X and Mullens, Amy (2021) Estimating the frequency and cost of emergency department presentations and hospitalisation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: a retrospective analysis from regional Queensland. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 33 (3). pp. 491-498. ISSN 1742-6731
Rana, Rezwanul and Gow, Jeff and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and King, Alex and Keijzers, Gerben and Beccaria, GavinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4341-804X and Mullens, Amy (2020) Does distance to hospital affect emergency department presentations and hospital length of stay among COPD patients? Internal Medicine Journal. pp. 1-20. ISSN 1444-0903
Mullens, Amy B. and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X 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. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Beccaria, G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4341-804X 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.
Mullens, Amy B. and Fein, Erich C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4119-0130 and Young, Ross and Dunne, Michael P. and Norton, Graham and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X (2020) Stimulant expectancy questionnaire for men who have sex with men: a measure of substance‐related beliefs. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31 (2). pp. 309-319. ISSN 1036-1073