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Mary-Anne Kate

BBus (ECU), MSc (UEd), PhD (UNE)


Faculty of Health

Teaching Associate

Faculty of Health

02 6659 3304
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M.G.54, Coffs Harbour
Mary-Anne Kate



Dr Mary-Anne Kate is an award-winning researcher specialising in dissociation, interpersonal trauma, and mental health. She is a Scientific Committee member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). Mary-Anne currently lectures on the Master of Professional Psychology and Bachelor of Psychological Science programs at SCU and developed PSYC6001 Psychological Assessment and Psychopathology, and PSYC2002 Understanding Psychological Diagnoses

In 2021 Mary-Anne was awarded the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Research. In 2018 she was awarded the Chancellor's Doctoral Research Medal from UNE and in 2019 the David Caul Award from the ISSTD for her PhD on childhood maltreatment, parent-child dynamics, and dissociation. Mary-Anne developed the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation - 60 item version (MID-60) to screen for dissociative symptoms. Mary-Anne is the lead author of the Dissociative and Somatic Disorders chapter of Wiley's Abnormal Psychology textbook and speaks internationally on dissociation.

Mary-Anne also has extensive experience improving the quality of life and mental health of refugees, migrants, and other vulnerable groups, including in a diplomatic role in Cairo, as a policy advisor in an influential EU think tank, and strategic policy development in Canberra. Mary-Anne is passionate about creating a mentally healthy and equitable society.

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