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Dr Katie Wood

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD, La Trobe University , Australia; BBSc. Hons, La Trobe University , Australia


Dr Katie Wood is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She is the Course Director for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program. She is also the Course Director for the Master of  Counselling, which has specialist streams in human services counselling, couple counselling and forensic counselling. She earned her PhD (Clinical) at La Trobe University and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. Katie's specific clinical and research interests include twin psychology, resilience in children exposed to intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, the mental health and wellbeing of fathersm and effective interventions for children's emotional and behavioural difficulties. Katie is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on child and adolescent mental health, and at related community forums. She is also an author on numerous publications in this field.

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Clinical Psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Mental health and wellbeing support for fathers with children on the Autism Spectrum

Twin Psychology : Understanding the impact of the twin dynamic on identity formation, relationships, and life choices. 


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Other Psychology - 529900

Teaching areas

Clinical Psychology;Clinical Psychology


  • 2016, Swinburne, Faculty of Health Arts and Design Deans Teaching and Learning Award. , Swinburne University
  • 2005, Swinburne, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award Scheme 2005, Certificate of Commendation., Swinburne University


Also published as: Wood, Katie; Wood, K.; Wood, Catherine; Wood, C.; Wood, C. E.; Wood, Catherine E.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Suicide prevention among men in early fatherhood: Determining the effectiveness of Working Out Dads, a group-based peer support intervention to reduce fathers’ mental health difficulties compared to usual care *; MRFF Million Minds Mission Suicide Prevention
  • 2019: The ‘Safe Nest Group’ pilot project - early intervention for mothers and infants leaving Family Violence *; ANROWS Research Priorities Grants

* Chief Investigator