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Dr Elizabeth Kaczmarek


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5193, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.206
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5193  
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.


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.

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Adelaide, 1993.


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.
  • Kidd, T., Kaczmarek, E., (2010), The experiences of mothers home educating their children with autism spectrum disorder. Issues in Educational Research, 20(3), 257-275, Australia.

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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