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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 Arts and Humanities.

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.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 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)

Book Chapters

  • Sibbel, A., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D., (2016), Fly-In/Fly-Out Accommodation: Workers' Perspectives. Labour Force Mobility in the Australian Resources Industry, 137-156, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2018-6_8.

Journal Articles

  • Carastathis, G., Cohen, L., Kaczmarek, E., Chang, P., (2017), Rejected by family for being gay or lesbian: Portrayals perceptions, and resilience. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(3), 289-320, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1179035.
  • 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, Oncology Nursing Society, 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2013.01.059.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Survival After Violence: The Post-separation Journey Of Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence
  • 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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