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Dr Kirsty Ross PGDipClinPsych, PhD, BA(Hons), BA

Director, Massey University Psychology Clinic

School of Psychology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84968
    Location: 1.06, Bernard Chambers C
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology - Massey University (2006)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) - Massey University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (1996)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Paediatric Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Health Psychology; Family Therapy; Palliative Care for children with terminal conditions

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Matthews, T., Baken, D., Ross, K., Ogilvie, E., & Kent, L. (2019). The experiences of patients and their family members when receiving bad news about cancer: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Psycho-Oncology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, K.
Cameron, N., Ross, K., Baken, D., & Bimler, D. (2019). The Psychosocial Interactions of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors and the Possible Relationship With Their Development.. Cancer Nurs.
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, K.
Baken, DM., Harvey, ST., Bimler, DL., & Ross, KJ. (2018). Stigma in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and its association with functioning. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. , 1-11 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rftg20
[Journal article]Authored by: Baken, D., Ross, K.
Rifshana, F., Breheny, M., Taylor, JE., & Ross, K. (2017). The Parental Experience of Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26(11), 3226-3236
[Journal article]Authored by: Breheny, M., Ross, K., Taylor, J.
McIvor, J., Taylor, JE., & Ross, KJ. (2011). Will the needle make me bleed to death? Cognitions of chronically ill children. Psychology Aotearoa. 3(2), 141-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Ross, K., Taylor, J.
Ross, K., Malthus, S., Berrett, M., & Harvey, S. (2009). Providing clinical health psychology services in a primary health world. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 38(1), 39-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Berrett, M., Malthus, S., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, JA. (2005). Using written accounts in qualitative research.. South Pacific Journal of Psychology. 16(1), 40-47
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Ross, K.

Thesis

Ross, KJ. (2006). “Father’s without children”: A discursive study of the accounts and identities presented by sperm donors.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Ross, K.

Conference

Gibson, C., Ross, K., Williams, M., & de Vries, N. (2019). Parents' experiences of the neonatal unit and the role of the Babble App. Poster session presented at the meeting of Paediatric Society of New Zealand 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Ross, K., Williams, M.
Ross, K., Baken, D., MacFarlane, S., & Kiddle, R.A Narrative Approach to Distress Screening for Families Experiencing Paediatric Cancer. PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. (pp. S476 - S476). 1545-5009.
[Conference]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Baken, D. (2017, August). The role of psychology in addressing childhood obesity. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Shailer, J., Ross, KJ., & Baken, D. (2017, August). Working with Health and Cancer Services' clients. Presented at Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) 2017 Conference: Making a difference with social science. Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2015, November). How to manage chronic pain in young people. Presented at Pediatric Society of New Zealand 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014, September). Assessment of emotional well-being and strategies for early interventions. Presented at Diabetes Nurse Specialist Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014, November). Demystifying working with children and young people. Presented at Pyschosocial Oncology New Zealand. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2014). Paediatric Pain workshop - emotional distress. Presented at NZ Pain Society Conference. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
McIvor, J., Taylor, J., Ross, K., Blampied, NE., & Gammon, R. (2013). 'Stupid little pointy needle!' Evaluating a treatment for kids with needle-related distress. , 23rd New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists [NZCCP] National Conference: Upping our Game 'Nga Ringa Raupa' New Zealand: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ross, K., Taylor, J.
McIvor, J., Taylor, J., Ross, K., Blampied, NE., & Gammon, R. (2013, April). 'Stupid little pointy needle!' Evaluating a treatment for kids with needle-related distress. Presented at 23rd New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists National Conference: Upping our Game 'Nga Ringa Raupa'. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K., Taylor, J.
Ross, KJ. (2012, November). Pediatric society conference workshop on pediatric pain. Presented at Pediatric Society of NZ. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Daud, NM., Coombes, L., Venkateswar, S., & Ross, K. (2013). Globalisation: The experience of Malay adolescents with conduct problems.. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 73 - 80). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2011, November). Psychosocial issues in the management of ESRD. Presented at Renal Society of Australasia. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2009). Psycho-social Interventions with Children: The Massey University Health Conditions & Psycho-Oncology Services. Presented at NZ Psychological Society Conference. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2009). Disordered Eating. Presented at Diabetes Youth Conference. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Berrett, MJ. (2009). The role of psychology in the management of diabetes. Presented at Diabetes Youth Conference. Nelson.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ. (2009). DEMYSTIFYING WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Presented at Psycho-Oncology NZ. Dunedin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, JA. (2004). Using written accounts in qualitative research. In Psychological Science in Action(pp. 133 - 137). , Australiain Psychological Society Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Contributed to by: Ross, K.
Handy, J., & Ross, K. (2004). Using written interviews in qualitative research. In AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 56 (pp. 189 - 189). : AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Handy, J., Ross, K.
Ross, KJ., & Handy, J. (1997). Family perceptions of anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study of two families' histories. In Looking back and moving forward: 50 years of New Zealand Psychology, NZ Psychological Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ross, K.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 7 0
Co-supervisor 9 5

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Charlene Tipene - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder amongst school-aged children in New Zealand
  • Brooke Yelavich - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Factors contributing to non-attendance of psychological appointments at an anxiety clinic in New Zealand
  • Jennifer Beckett - Doctor of Philosophy
    The survival skill programme: Designing, implementing and participant evaluation of an adapted DBT skill training programme for at risk tertiary students who have borderline personality disorder
  • Natalija Damnjanovic - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for weight loss among overweight/obese individuals with disordered eating.
  • Charlotte Gibson - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The effectiveness of the psychoeducational mobile application, Babble, oh outcomes for parents with infants in the neonatal unit at Palmerston North Hospita
  • Amy Edwards - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Children's Emotion Regulation in the classroom: Associations with Emotional Climate, Anxiety and Demographic Variables
  • Jana Oskam - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    One parent’s advice to another: An exploration of self-care for parents of children with high-need disabilities and the development of a psychoeducati

Co-supervisor of:

  • Olivia Sievwright - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    False memories in therapy: Do eye movements increase susceptibility to misinformation?
  • Siobhan Healy-Cullen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sex Education for Adolescents in Ireland and New Zealand: Porn Literacy as Pedagogy?
  • Jeronimo Figueira Menezes - Doctor of Philosophy
    When pain cannot be translated: consumers discourses about failed clinical psychological interventions
  • Jennifer Jeffrey - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    How a genetic diagnosis of epileptic encephalopathy in a child impacts family functioning and wellbeing.
  • Lucy Lightfoot - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Wraparound New Zealand: an evaluation of outcomes
  • Caroline Stark - Doctor of Philosophy
    Perceptions of the role of Psychic Mediums in the helping professions. Three perspectives: Psychologists, Psychic Mediums, and the clients of Psychic Mediums.
  • Aramis Dennan - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    When Strings Begin to Attach: How Attachment and Ambivalent Sexism Impact Young Adults' Sexual and Romantic Decision-Making
  • Tamyra Matthews - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Communicating bad news in health: Improving the experiences of patients, patients’ family/whanau and health professionals
  • Sharon Crooks - Doctor of Philosophy
    (Un)strangering the stranger in a strange land: exploring the everyday lived inclusive school experiences and understanding of neurodiversity (‘autism pride’) of high functioning autistic adolescents.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Nicole Cameron - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The psychosocial interactions of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development
  • 2017 - Chelsea Dowling - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    A Sexual Masquerade: The Performance of Desire and Femininity in a Fifty Shades of Grey Era
  • 2017 - Mohd Najmi Daud - Doctor of Philosophy
    Globalisation in the Malaysian context: The experience of Malay adolescents with 'conduct disorders'
  • 2017 - Fathimath Rifshana - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Lived Experience of Parents Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
  • 2014 - Jessica McIvor - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Stupid Little Pointy Needle! Dismantling a Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Chronically Ill Children with Needle-Related Distress

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