Dr Cara Rossi

Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Cara Rossi is a registered and practicing clinical psychologist, undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate topic design and delivery within psychology at Flinders University. Her topics focus upon building foundational skills in psychology practice, applying psychological theory to real-world contexts, and supporting students to understand the strengths and limitations of psychology when working with diverse groups.

She is a registered supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, meaning she is qualified to supervise the clinical practice of provisional psychologists. Dr Rossi also supervises research projects during psychology students' Honours year.

Dr Rossi acknowledges that she conducts her teaching upon Kaurna land.


B.Psyc (Hons I) - Flinders University (2015)

PhD (Clin Psych) - Flinders University (2019)

Honours, awards and grants
  • University Medal for Academic Excellence (Flinders University, 2020)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (Flinders University, 2020)
  • Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award Runner-Up (Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, 2019)
  • Margaret Foddy Travel Award for Postgraduate Conference Travel (Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, 2019)
  • University Medal for Academic Excellence (Flinders University, 2016)
  • Australian Psychological Society Prize in Honours year (Flinders University, 2016)
Key responsibilities

Topic coordination, lecturing, placement supervision, Honours supervision.

Teaching interests

As a teacher-practitioner, I'm passionate about supporting students to translate psychological theory into real-world practice.

Topic coordinator
PSYC3235 Applications of Psychological Science
PSYC9210 Foundations in Psychological Practice
PSYC9216 Psychological Practice Across Diverse Groups and Contexts
PSYC9014 Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Supervisory interests
Clinical teaching
Empathy and self-reflection
Simulation education strategies