Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott is a Senior Researcher at the University of Tasmania in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and a registered Clinical Psychologist. Kate-Ellen investigates ways to enhance health care systems for people living with chronic illnesses and mental health conditions, and their family members. She also lectures in psychology, ageing, and dementia care. Her research is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council Dementia Research Development Fellowship.
Before joining the University of Tasmania, Kate-Ellen worked in public, private and not-for-profit organisations delivering psychological services to people with mental health conditions and chronic illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, autism, cancer and dementia) and their families.
Kate-Ellen received her PhD in Psychology in 2012. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre translating a model of interdisciplinary health student placements into aged care homes in five sites across Australia. She joined the teaching team as a Lecturer in Dementia Care in 2014 and developed and delivered new curriculum. Her current role is NHMRC-ARC Research Fellow and leads Work4Dementia: Development of an evidence-based intervention to build capacity and resilience for the Australian dementia care workforce. Kate-Ellen also leads a partnership between psychology and aged care to enhance training and outcomes for older adult mental health.
View Kate-Ellen discussing her current research projects below: