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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84968

Dr Kirsty Ross

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84968
    Location: 1.06, Bernard Chambers C
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Paediatric Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Health Psychology; Family Therapy; Palliative Care for children with terminal conditions

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Rifshana, F., Breheny, M., Taylor, JE., & Ross, K. (2017). The Parental Experience of Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. , 1-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Breheny, M., Ross, K., Taylor, J.
McIvor, J., Taylor, JE., & Ross, KJ. (2011). Will the needle make me bleed to death? Cognitions of chronically ill children. Psychology Aotearoa. 3(2), 141-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, K., Taylor, J.
Ross, K., Malthus, S., Berrett, M., & Harvey, S. (2009). Providing clinical health psychology services in a primary health world. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 38(1), 39-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Berrett, M., Harvey, S., Malthus, S., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, JA. (2005). Using written accounts in qualitative research.. South Pacific Journal of Psychology. 16(1), 40-47
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Ross, K.

Thesis

Ross, KJ. (2006). “Father’s without children”: A discursive study of the accounts and identities presented by sperm donors.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Ross, K.

Conference

Shailer, J., Ross, KJ., & Baken, D. (2017, August). Working with Health and Cancer Services' clients. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K., Shailer, J.
Ross, KJ. (2015, November). How to manage chronic pain in young people. Presented at PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND 67th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014, September). "Assessment of emotional well-being and strategies for early intervention". Presented at Diabetes Nurse Specialist Symposium. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014, November). Demystifying working with children and young people workshop. Presented at PONZ 2014. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014). Paediatric Pain workshop - emotional distress. Presented at NZ Pain Society Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
McIvor, J., Taylor, J., Ross, K., Blampied, NE., & Gammon, R. (2013). 'Stupid little pointy needle!' Evaluating a treatment for kids with needle-related distress. In 23rd New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists [NZCCP] National Conference: Upping our Game 'Nga Ringa Raupa': Conference Handbook(pp. 22 - 23). , 23rd New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists [NZCCP] National Conference: Upping our Game 'Nga Ringa Raupa' New Zealand: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gammon, R., Ross, K., Taylor, J.
McIvor, J., Taylor, J., Ross, K., Blampied, NE., & Gammon, R. (2013, April). 'Stupid little pointy needle!' Evaluating a treatment for kids with needle-related distress. Presented at 23rd New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists National Conference: Upping our Game 'Nga Ringa Raupa'. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gammon, R., Ross, K., Taylor, J.
Ross, KJ. (2012, November). Pediatric society conference workshop on pediatric pain. Presented at Pediatric Society of NZ. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Daud, NM., Coombes, L., Venkateswar, S., & Ross, K. (2013). Globalisation: The experience of Malay adolescents with conduct problems.. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 73 - 80). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2011, November). Psychosocial issues in the management of ESRD. Presented at Renal Society of Australasia. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2009). Psycho-social Interventions with Children: The Massey University Health Conditions & Psycho-Oncology Services. Presented at NZ Psychological Society Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2009). Disordered Eating. Presented at Diabetes Youth Conference. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2009). The role of psychology in the management of diabetes. Presented at Diabetes Youth Conference. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2009). DEMYSTIFYING WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Presented at Psycho-Oncology NZ. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, JA. (2004). Using written accounts in qualitative research. In Psychological Science in Action(pp. 133 - 137). , Australiain Psychological Society Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Handy, J., & Ross, K. (2004). Using written interviews in qualitative research. In AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 56 (pp. 189 - 189). : AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Handy, J., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, J. (1997). Family perceptions of anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study of two families' histories. In Looking back and moving forward: 50 years of New Zealand Psychology, NZ Psychological Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ross, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 6 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jana Oskam - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    One parent’s advice to another: An exploration of self-care for parents of children with high-need disabilities and the evaluation of a developed psychoeducational resource.

CoSupervisor of:

  • Amy Edwards - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Children's Emotion Regulation in the classroom: Associations with Emotional Climate, Anxiety and Demographic Variables
  • Aramis Dennan - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    When Strings Begin to Attach: How Attachment and Ambivalent Sexism Impact Young Adults' Sexual and Romantic Decision-Making
  • Tamyra Matthews - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Communicating bad news in health: Improving the experiences of patients, patients’ family/whanau and health professionals
  • Nicole Cameron - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The psychosocial interactions of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development
  • Sharon Crooks - PhD
    (Un)strangering the stranger in a strange land: exploring the everyday lived inclusive school experiences and understanding of neurodiversity (‘autism pride’) of high functioning autistic adolescents.
  • Chelsea Dowling - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    A Sexual Masquerade: The Performance of Desire and Femininity in a Fifty Shades of Grey Era

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Mohd Najmi Bin Daud - PhD
    Globalisation in the Malaysian context: The experience of Malay adolescents with 'conduct disorders'
  • 2017 - Fathimath Rifshana - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Lived Experience of Parents Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 2014 - Jessica Anne McIvor - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Stupid Little Pointy Needle! Dismantling a Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Chronically Ill Children with Needle-Related Distress

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