Kimberley Norris, PhD


Lecturer
Department of Psychology
School of Medicine
University of Tasmania
Churchill Avenue, Hobart TAS 7005, Australia

Biography

Dr. Norris is a Lecturer in the School of Medicine (Psychology) at the University of Tasmania. Dr Norris is the Australian Associate Member for the SCAR-COMNAP Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine, and the National Secretary and State Representative for the Australian Psychological Society Psychology Education Interest Group. She has worked collaboratively with the Australian Antarctic Division to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the resilience and vulnerability factors experienced by expeditioners and their partners during the course of Antarctic employment. Kimberley educates health professionals (including psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners and paramedics) on effective communication skills and psychological interventions. Kimberley is also a practicing clinical psychologist, working in the private sector.

Research Interest

Her research interest includes: Mental Health, Motivation and performance within academic contexts, Developing and testing models of individual, family and community resilience (adaptive capacity) in both normal (e.g. transition to university) and extreme environments (e.g. Antarctica), Understanding attitudes and belief systems that predict family violence, and interventions to minimise its occurrence.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS

• (2008) Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania
• (2009) Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania
• (2010) Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania, College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
• (2013) Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania
• (2014) Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania

MEMBERSHIPS

• National Secretary, Australian Psychological Society Psychology Education Interest Group
• Member, Association for Psychological Science
• Member, Association for Psychological Science Teaching and Learning Interest Group
• Member, Tasmanian Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee
• Board Approved Clinical Psychology Supervisor, endorsed to supervise 4+2, 5+1, and Clinical Masters students on placement and during registrar program
• (2014-Present) Associate Member, Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research – Council of Managers of Antarctic Programs (SCAR-COMPNAP) Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine
• (2013-Present) Tasmanian State Representative, Australian Psychological Society Psychology Education Interest Group
• (2012-Present) Occasional Reviewer: Australian Journal of Psychology, Environment & Behaviour, Disaster Prevention and Management, Health Psychologist, American Psychologist
• (2011-Present) Registered Clinical Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority
• (2010-Present Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Publications

1. Moult C, Norris K, Paton D, Ayton J. Predicting positive and negative change in expeditioners at 2-months and 12-months post Antarctic employment. The Polar Journal. 2015; 5: 128-145.doi: 10.1080/2154896X.2015.1025493
2. Falk NH, Norris K, Quinn MG. The factors predicting stress, anxiety and depression in the parents of children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2014; 44: 3185-3203. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2189-4
3. Norris K, Paton D, Ayton J. Future directions in Antarctic psychology research. Antarctic Science. 2010; 22: 335-342. doi: 10.1017/S0954102010000271
4. Stevens S, Norris K. Valuing truth and transparency: Organisational moral development and patient safety. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2009; 4: 37-48.