Personal details

Associate Professor Kate Murray
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - HDHS
Discipline *
Psychology, Cultural Studies, Public Health and Health Services
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD in Psychology (Arizona State University), MPH , Masters in Psychology (Arizona State University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australian Psychological Society

mental health, acculturation, health equity, community-based participatory research, immigrant and refugee health

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Kate received a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from Arizona State University and an MPH in Epidemiology from San Diego State University in 2012. Her research focuses on the role of acculturation, stress, and health behaviors and their contribution to mental health and chronic disease concerns among immigrant and refugee communities. She uses community-based participatory research (CBPR), mixed methods, and research designs that allow the examination of community context in affecting health and wellbeing. Her core areas of research include:

  1. CBPR methods to ensure community voices and organisations are driving research agendas and supporting applied, practical outcomes meaningful to community.
  2. Examination of individual and community-level factors that influence adaptive outcomes in the face of adversity.
  3. Evaluation of systems of practice to identify and address systemic inequities and exclusion in health, research, and educational practices.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kate Murray.


Ongoing QUT Teaching Activities

  • Unit Coordinator, PYB007, Communication for Health Professionals
  • Unit Coordinator, PYH402, Counselling Psychology
  • Guest Lecturer on topics related to Research Methods, Clinical, Health, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Cultural Safety

She provides research supervision for Honour’s, Master’s and Doctoral Students using mixed methods research related to health equity and social justice.

Associate Professor Murray is an Associate Fellow (Indigenous) of the HEA.¬† In 2020 she and her collaborators in the School of Psychology and Counselling received the People’s Choice award for embedding Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching and Learning sponsored by the Carumba Institute.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kate Murray.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Developing Best Practice for Settlement Services for Refugee Women-at-Risk
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Refugee Women;Health And Wellbeing;Settlement


Current supervisions