BA/BFA, BA(Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD
Hobart CBD Campuses
Medical Science 1
+61 3 6226 2576
Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott is a lecturer at UTAS and a registered clinical psychologist. Kate-Ellen completed a Bachelor of Arts and Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts (with honours in psychology), a Master of Clinical Psychology, and a PhD at the University of Tasmania. In 2007, Kate-Ellen was awarded the Jim Bacon Foundation Scholarship for Treatment and Care in Cancer for her Masters research into the psychological adjustment and coping needs of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and the people close to them. From 2009-2011, she held the TIME for Dementia PhD Scholarship and conducted an investigation into capacity building and resilience for the dementia care workforce. Her clinical background includes delivering psychological services to people with mental health disorders and chronic illness (depression, anxiety, cancer and dementia) and their families. In her current role, Dr Elliott delivers education on mental health, dementia palliation, and professional practice.
Dr Elliott trains the future health workforce with a focus on chronic illness, mental health, ageing and age-related disease. Her teaching includes curriculum development and delivery within the award winning Bachelor of Dementia Care. She has co-ordinated units in Health Psychology and Professional Practice in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Dr Elliott is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor of provisional psychologists. Dr Elliott is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Association of Gerontology.
- CAD203 Principles of Palliation in Dementia Care
- CAD113 Interprofessional Education and Practice in Dementia Care
- KHA749 Health Psychology
- Work4Dementia Project
- Expanding Psychology Placements in Aged Care Project
- Bachelor of Dementia Care Curriculum Design and Evaluation
- Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program
- Clinical Re-Design for Respiratory Pathways in Residential Aged Care
- Pilot Program for Redesigning State-wide Clinical Care Pathways for Dementia Presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital
- Carers Care: Supporting Carers of People with Dementia
- Divided Time: Carers Sandwiched Between Work and Caring
- The Outcomes Project: Residents and Family Members Perspectives on Student Delivered Care
- Dementia Knowledge Study
In 2014, Dr Elliott was awarded seeding funding from the UTAS Research Enhancement Grant Scheme for a study on Australian aged and dementia care employees' adjustment in the face of high job demands: Extending the Work4Dementia Project.
Dr Elliott has a focus on health services research to enhance and create new models of care for people living with chronic illnesses and mental health conditions. This includes a focus on psychological coping and educational development processes in the occupational setting including health, aged and dementia care. In addition, Dr Elliott evaluates and translates educational programs to promote and implement evidence-based practices. Dr Elliott is a UTAS registered Research Higher Degree supervisor in her area of specialty. Dr Elliott reviews for several leading international journals in her area and also reviews research projects and theses. Key collaborations are interdisciplinary (allied health; psychology, nursing, medicine & business) and include: Aged & Community Services Tasmania, Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities, Royal Hobart & Launceston General Hospitals, Home and Community Care Tasmania, Alzheimer's Australia Tasmania.