Dr Kathryn Fletcher is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in academic research. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and completed her PhD at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, whilst working at the Black Dog Institute.
Dr Fletcher has worked on a range of clinical research studies in mood disorders over the past 10 years. She has co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts in local and international scientific journals, four book chapters and a key government report. Dr Fletcher's research is focused on investigating psychological mechanisms and develeping more targeted treatments for bipolar disorder, with the key aim of improving quality of life.
Dr Fletcher is an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University. She previously worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a $1.1 million NHMRC project grant (led by Professor Greg Murray), developing and testing an innovative online intervention for bipolar disorder (the ORBIT project). Dr Fletcher is also a practicing clinical psychologist and a member of the Canada-based CREST.BD - an international research network studying psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder.