Professor Karen Sullivan

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Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling

Personal details


Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling
Kelvin Grove Q Block Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects


Clinical Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships and associations

Professional credentials

  • Registered Psychologist (Psychology Board Australia)
  • Psychology Board of Australia Endorsed Area of Speciality: Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • PSYBA (Board) Accredited Supervisor since 2007-2021

Professional memberships

Executive roles, professional appointments (current or recent, sample only): Member, Panel of Assessors, under the Health Practitioners (Professional standards) Act, 1999 Queensland; Member, Executive roles of the Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Neuropsychology; Acting Executive roles, Faculty Office, Faculty of Health. Executive roles, current university appointments, see Teaching For a full CV please contact


Teaching Awards & Highlights

  • 2008 Nominee, QUT Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award, Teaching and Learning.
  • 2005 Winner, Faculty of Health Teaching Excellence.
  • 2004 Commendation, QUT Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Executive roles

  • 2002-2014 Director of Academic Programs, School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Faculty of Health /Academic staff representative on numerous University teaching and learning committees and working parties including the Curriculum Standards Review Group, the Support for Learning Working Party, and the Designing and Evidencing Learning Working Party
  • 2002-2014 Chair, School Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Previous Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Neuropsychology Course Accreditation Committee

Teaching and Learning projects

  • Nash, R (Project Director), Meiklejohn, B, Edwards, K, Sanders, F, Hansen, J, Sullivan, K, Dow, B, Minniecon, D, & Whatman, S (2003). "Towards cultural competence: An innovative strategy for incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within health professional curricula". Funded by QUT University Teaching and Learning Development Large Grant (Faculty-wide project) ($150,000)

Selected teaching related publications & conference presentations

  • Nash RE, Sacre SM, Sullivan KA, Calleja P, Le Rossignol P, (2008) Building Capstone Experiences into the First Year of Health Courses, Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2008: Transitions In: Transitions Out, 30-31.                                
  • Sullivan, K. A. & Sharman, R. (2008). Development of a web-based multimedia tool to improve and assess psychology students understanding of cultural factors impacting psychological diagnosis.  Invited presentation cultural competency symposium. 43rd annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Hobart, Tasmania, Aust, Sept 23- 27. Published Abstract: Australian Journal of Psychology, 60 (Supplement 1), S107-108.
  • O’Conor, & Sullivan, K. A. (2008).  Diagnosis without a client: the challenge of undergraduate client-based learning International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, St Petersburg.

Teaching (Unit coordination)

  • PYB306 Psychopathology (Advanced third year undergraduate subject)
  • PYB407 Research and professional development seminar (Advanced fourth year subject)



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Research projects


Current supervisions