Dr Catherine Quinn
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BiographyCatherine Quinn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research at Queensland University of Technology. She has a combined PhD/Clinical Masters in Psychology and is a registered psychologist. Catherine has over eight years experience in school-based research focused on bullying, alcohol use and mental health among young people. She also has clinical experience working with children and young people in community and acute care settings. Catherine supervisors Honours and Postgraduate students, and is guest lectures subjects on substance misuse for graduate psychology and Clinical/Developmental Psychology Masters programs. In her current role, Catherine is involved in a number of projects, including two randomized control trials, one focused on substance use and mental health interventions in schools, and the other assessing telephone-delivered brief interventions for alcohol misuse in young people; two pilot trials, one investigating that efficacy of the RAW Wellbeing program, aimed at improving mental heath, wellbeing, resilience and learning outcomes of young people attending Vocational Schools, and another focused on ways to enhance Red Frogs pre-schoolies seminars to minimise alcohol use and harms in young people post-school. Catherine is also involved in a DVA funded evaluation of an app, PTSD Coach Australia, and in two survey based studies, one investigating the relationship between mental health and wellbeing in young people, and another investigating social cognitive process processes and peer network influences underlying adolescent substance use, bullying, wellbeing and mental health for early adolescents.
Research Grants & Awards
2016-2017 Education Horizon Research Grant Scheme. Hides, L., Smith, G., Quinn, C., & Kavanagh, D. The RAW Wellbeing Program for adolescents at risk of disengaging from education and training ($181,316).
2016-2017 Department of Veterans’ Affairs Tender. Kavanagh, D., Quinn, C., Young, R., Hides, L., White, A., Stoyanov, S., Mani, M., Shakespeare-Finch, J., & Zelenko, O. Evaluation of the PTSD Coach Australia Mobile Application ($219,836).
2016-2017 IHBI ECR Development Scheme. Quinn, C. Evaluation of two School-Based Interventions to Increase Safe Partying Behaviours at Schoolies and Beyond ($9,732).
Quinn, C. A., Hides, L., Harding, A., De Andrade, D., & Wilson, H., & Mergard, L. (in press). Alcohol-related harms and street service care in entertainment. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice.
Quinn, C. A., Wilson, H., Cockshaw, W., Barkus, E., & Hides, L. (2017). Development and validation of the Cannabis Experiences Questionnaire – Intoxication Effects Checklist (CEQ-I) Short Form. Schizophrenia Research. Available Online. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.01.048
Chan, G. C. K., Leung, J., Quinn, C., Weier, M., Kelly, A., Connor, J., & Hall, W. (2016). Rural and urban differences in adolescent alcohol use, alcohol supply and parental drinking. The Journal of Rural Health, 32, 280-286. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12151
Kelly, A. B., Chan, G. C., Weier, M., Quinn, C., Gullo, M. J., Connor, J. P., & Hall, W. D. (2016). Parental supply of alcohol to Australian minors: an analysis of six nationally representative surveys spanning 15 years. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3004-2
Quinn, C. A., Fitzpatrick, S., Bussey, K., Hides, L., Chan, G. C. K. (2016). Associations between the group processes of bullying and adolescent substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 62, 6-13. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.06.007
Hides, L., Wilson, H., Quinn, C. A., Sanders, D. (2016). Quikfix: Enhanced motivational interviewing interventions for youth substance use. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 9. 53-65. doi: 10.1108/ADD-03-2016-0008
Hides, L., Quinn, C. A., Stoyanov, S., Cockshaw, W., Mitchell, T., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2016) Is the mental wellbeing of young Australians best represented by a single, multidimensional or bifactor model? Psychiatry Research, 241, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.077
Chan, G. C. K., Kelly, A. B., Hides, L., Quinn, C. A., & Williams, J. W. (2016). Does gender moderate the relationship between polydrug use and sexual risk taking among Australian secondary school students under 16? Alcohol and Drug Review, 35, 750-754. doi: 10.1111/dar.12394
Quinn, C. A., & Bussey, K. (2015). Moral disengagement, anticipated social outcomes and adolescents’ alcohol use: Parallel latent growth curve analyses. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1854-70. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0345-6
Quinn, C. A., & Bussey, K. (2015). The role of moral disengagement in underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking. Substance Use and Misuse, 50, 1437-1448. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2015.1018541
Quinn, C. A., & Bussey, K. (2015). Adolescents’ anticipated social outcomes for drinking alcohol and being drunk. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 253-264. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2015.1014346.
Bussey, K., Quinn, C. A., & Dobson, J. (2015). The moderating role of empathy and perspective taking on the relationship between moral disengagement and aggression. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 61, 10-29. doi: 10.1353/mpq.2015.0004
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) (Macquarie University)
- Bachelor of Arts/Psychology (Honours) (Macquarie University)
Professional memberships and associations
- 2014: Fully Registered Psychologist
- 2016: Full member – AACBT