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Dr Elizabeth Kaczmarek

Dr Elizabeth Kaczmarek

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5193, Email: e.kaczmarek@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.206
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5193  
Email: e.kaczmarek@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.206  

 

Elizabeth is a Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Psychology and Social Science.

Current Teaching

Elizabeth's current teaching areas include Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Assessment at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Background

Employed as a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Animal Studies Group
  • Psychologists Board of Australia

Research Areas and Interests

  • Clinical, community and developmental Psychology
  • Coping with Children with disabilities;
  • The meaning and benefits of owning companion animals;
  • The impact of employment related absence on family resilience; and
  • Resilience and mental health.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Adelaide, 1993.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • New Directions in FIFO living: An exploration of community and village life by Compass Group and ECU,  Compass Group (Australia) Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $71,881.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Cormie, P., Turner, B., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D., Chambers, S., (2015), A qualitative exploration of the experience of men with prostate cancer involved in supervised exercise programs. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(1), 24-32, DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.24-32.
  • Merema, M., Speelman, C., Foster, J., Kaczmarek, E., (2013), Neuroticism (Not Depressive Symptoms) Predicts Memory Complaints in Some Community-Dwelling Older Adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(8), 729-736, USA, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2013.01.059.
  • Merema, M., Speelman, C., Kaczmarek, E., Foster, J., (2012), Age and premorbid intelligence suppress complaint-performance congruency in raw score measures of memory. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(3), 397-405, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610211001918.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Living Fifo: The Experiences And Psychosocial Wellbeing Of Western Australian Fly-in/fly-out Mining Employees And Partners
  • Doctor of Psychology,  The Prediction Of Antenatal And Postnatal Depression In Western Australian Women.
  • Preventing Depressive Symptomatology In Children Aged Eight To Eleven Years: Application Of The Positive Thinking Program

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Rejected By The Family For Being Lesbian And Gay: Exploring And Testing Factors That Contribute To Resilience.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Comparison Of Anxiety, Stress & Depression, Across The Perinatal Period, In Women Pregnant With Twins & Singletons.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Distinct Contributions Of Affective Distress And Personality To Memory Complaints Made In Older Adulthood
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Individual Adaptation To Discontinuous Employment For Australian Workers: A Longitudinal Mixed Method Study
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