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|
Fields of Research (FoR)
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
Halliwell, Sherree D. and du Plessis, Carol and Hickey, AndrewORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Mullens, Amy B.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Sanders, Tait and Clark, Kirsty A. and Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Debattista, Joseph 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) 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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Sanders, Tait and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Phillips, Tania and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 (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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Krishnamoorthy, GovindORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1515-1103 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: 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.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 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
Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Cantrell, KateORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X and Bryce, IndiaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3616-8003 and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Durham, Jo and Mullens, AmyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 and Johnson, RhiannanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0092-5954 (2022) Coping with COVID: pandemic narratives for Australian children. Heliyon, 8 (5):e09454. pp. 1-9.