Dr Catherine Leahy

Dr Catherine Leahy
 Position Student Counsellor / Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit Student Life / Medicine
 Email cleahy@adelaide.edu.au / catherine.leahy@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5663
 Location Floor/Room G ,  Horace Lamb ,   North Terrace
Floor/Room 4 , 
  • Biography/ Background

    Counselling Support

    I have been a counsellor at the university since 2013. I have a keen interest in issues which affect tertiary students stemming from my previous work in academia and research. I have extensive experience working in academic cultures. I've previously worked in various universities in academic health and social research, and health curricula development. My research includes a doctorate on the mental health behaviours of tertiary students and young adults. I also have a background in information technology, particularly database management and prorgramming, which I utilise in part of my role within Student Life.  


    Academic Work

    I maintain some contact with students in an academic capacity in regards to supervision and examination. I also consult with staff and students regarding research in my area of student health.

  • Qualifications

    • PhD (Medicine/Psychology) - The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Awarded 2009 + Doctoral Medal) Peer Responses to Psychologically Distressed Tertiary Students
    • Masters of Social Work (Qualifying), University of South Australia/ Rajagiri College of Social Science /Naipunnya Internaional, Kerala India (Awarded Jan 2018)
    • Diploma of Counselling  - Australian Institute of Social Relations, Adelaide, SA (Awarded Jan 2013)
    • Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours Psychology)  - The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Awarded 1997)
    • Bachelor of Music (Composition/Electronic Music)  -  The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Awarded 1995)
    • Information Technology Advanced Certificate  (re named Diploma) Sydney Technical College, Sydney, NSW (Awarded 1988)

  • Awards & Achievements

    • Awarded a Doctoral Medal for Outstanding Thesis at PhD level (2009)
    • Young Composer (Advanced Solo Composition) of the Year (1995) SA

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Entry last updated: Saturday, 1 Jun 2019

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