SCU Staff Directory

Mary-Anne Kate
Dr Mary-Anne Kate
BBus (ECU), MSc (UEd), PhD (UNE)
Current Appointment: Lecturer
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Health

Telephone: 02 6659 3304
Location: M.G.54
Campus: Coffs Harbour

Dr Mary-Anne Kate's area of expertise is dissociation, dissociative disorders, and the impact of interpersonal trauma, particularly childhood abuse. Mary-Anne lectures on the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Master of Professional Psychology programs at SCU. She is a Scientific Committee member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).  Mary-Anne has written textbook chapters and articles on post-traumatic disorders, including dissociative disorders, complex PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and somatic disorders. 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. In 2021 Mary-Anne won the Morton Prince award for Scientific Research. Mary-Anne previously taught on SCU's Master of Mental Health and also brings over a decade's experience as a policy analyst and program manager (Canberra-Cairo-Brussels) improving quality of life outcomes, including mental health, for vulnerable client groups such as migrants, refugees, and other minorities.