Kathryn Nicholson Perry
Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Kathryn joined ACAP in 2014 where she is primarily involved with the Professional Psychology programs. She was previously a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney where she had particular responsibility for placements of students undertaking the Master of Psychology program.Kathryn completed her undergraduate studies in applied psychology at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff and her clinical psychology training at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Medicine, University Sydney on the utility of the biopsychosocial model in spinal cord injury (SCI) pain and its management. She has worked in both clinical and research roles in the area of clinical health psychology in both the UK and Australia. Kathryn has also been the NSW State Chair and National Deputy Chair of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
Kathryn’s primary research interests lie in health, disability and rehabilitation. She is particularly interested in pain, particularly the prevention and treatment of chronic pain, and finding new ways to deliver such treatments. In addition, she is interested in topics related to the training of psychologists, including assessment of provisional psychologists undertaking placements.