Ms Kelly Brown is a Psychologist who currently works as a Research Officer / Psychologist at Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF). She holds an Honorary Fellow position in the Greenslopes Clinical Unit and Affiliate Academic position in the RECOVER Injury Research Centre at the University of Queensland. 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 Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2018. Ms Brown’s masters research focused on the design and development of a mobile application to support suicide prevention in Indigenous Communities as part of the UQ lead Indigenous Network Suicide Intervention Skills Training (INSIST) program.
Since 2017, Ms Brown has worked with clinicians, Defence members, veterans and their families as part of the QUT lead PTSD Coach Australia Mobile App Evaluation research project commissioned by the Department of Veteran Affairs. She also worked with the UQ Lives Lived Well Research Group supporting the translation of alcohol and drug related research into real-world clinical practice, including supporting clinical trials, providing psychological interventions, training clinicians, and developing a telehealth website companion tool.
Joining GMRF in 2019, Ms Brown has supported research coordination and clinical group-facilitation for the Compassionate Mind Training and Veteran Sleep Therapy studies. Clinical research interests include: telehealth intervention and evaluation, chronic pain, substance abuse, Indigenous Australian health, and veteran and Defence families mental health.