Dr Kathryn Fletcher is a clinical psychologist with over 14 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 50 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 currently working as postgraduate 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. She holds a Centre for Mental Health Fellowship, supporting the development of an independant research program over the next three years. 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.