Kathryn Fletcher, PhD

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Kathryn Fletcher


PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia

Academic appointment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Dr. Kathryn Fletcher is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University. She is also a practising clinical psychologist. Kathryn completed her PhD in 2013 at the Black Dog Institute (School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales). She has co-authored over 50 publications in local and international scientific journals. Kathryn’s research interests are in bipolar disorder, the bipolar II disorder sub-type, psychological models and treatments, cognitive and coping styles, and developing novel online interventions to improve quality of life. She co-developed an innovative online psychological intervention (ORBIT) for bipolar disorder, and is currently involved in testing the effectiveness of this self-management program.

What I do when I'm not working

You’ll find me scoping out Melbourne cafes for the best coffee and breakfast, and playing with my incredibly fluffy Maine Coon cat.



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Centre for Mental Health
Swinburne University of Technology
PO BOX 218, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia