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Dr Kathryn Fletcher

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr Kathryn Fletcher is a clinical psychologist with over 14 years of experience in academic research. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and completed her PhD at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, whilst working at the Black Dog Institute.

Dr Fletcher has worked on a range of clinical research studies in mood disorders over the past 12 years. She has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in local and international scientific journals, four book chapters and a key government report. Dr Fletcher's research is focused on investigating psychological mechanisms and developing more targeted treatments for bipolar disorder (with a special interest in bipolar II disorder), with the key aim of improving quality of life. 

Dr Fletcher is currently working as postdoctoral research fellow for a $1.1 million NHMRC project grant (led by Professor Greg Murray), developing and testing an innovative online intervention for bipolar disorder. She holds a Centre for Mental Health Early Career Fellowship, supporting the development of an independent research program over the next three years. Dr Fletcher is also a practicing clinical psychologist and a member of the Canada-based CREST.BD ( - an international research network studying psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder.


Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Mood Disorders

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100


Also published as: Fletcher, Kathryn; Fletcher, K.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Examining a new method for relapse prediction in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder *; Jack Brockhoff Foundation Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Investigating therapeutic mechanisms of a new treatment for bipolar disorder *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2017: The Tipping Point project: Activity monitoring as an early warning technology in bipolar disorder *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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