Research Officer/Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
Dr Jessica Kerin
Dr Jessica Kerin is a Psychologist who currently works as a Research Officer/Psychologist at Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF). She completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland (UQ) and was awarded the UQ Medal for Outstanding Scholarship in 2013. She then completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University in 2020. Dr Kerin’s PhD research examined the relationships between different types of eating behaviours in young women, with a particular focus on the predictors and correlates of intuitive and mindful eating. Whilst completing her PhD, Dr Kerin was also involved in research projects assessing the effectiveness of parenting interventions, as well as the role of the feeding context in relation to children’s eating behaviours, with a primary focus on the development and treatment of child food fussiness and neophobia, and mealtime conflict.
Dr Kerin has worked as a Psychologist since 2015. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in private practice and at Griffith University’s Family Interaction Program. Dr Kerin has experience working with a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, OCD, aggression, disordered eating, and trauma. Her research interests include clinical intervention efficacy research, PTSD, and veteran and defence families’ mental health.