Dr Kathina Ali

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park

Kathina is a Registered Psychologist, Research Fellow at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University and Research Associate at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide. Kathina completed her PhD (Clinical Psychology) at the Australian National University in 2020 investigating help-seeking barriers and online peer-to-peer support for eating disorders.

As a core member of the Be Well Lab, she has a strong interest in developing, implementing and disseminating digital interventions (e.g., Internet-based programs, Podcasts) for the promotion of wellbeing and the prevention and early intervention of mental health problems. She also has a specific research and clinical interest in the area of eating disorders. Kathina has attracted national and international grant funding to support her research and has published widely high impact journals.


BSc Psych, MSc Psych, PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2021  Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Researchers, Flinders University
  • 2021  Virtual ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series Early Career Scholarship
  • 2018  Young Investigator Travel Scholarship, The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • 2017  Travel Grant-in-Aid Award, Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Conference, Canberra
  • 2017  The Global Young Scientist Summit Selected ANU candidate (GYSS), Singapore
  • 2016  Best 3 Minute Thesis Presentation, Research School of Population Health Student Conference, ANU
  • 2015  Grace Groom Memorial Scholarship, Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University (ANU)
  • 2014  Best Student Poster Presentation, Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Conference, Adelaide  
Topic coordinator
PSYC9007 Counselling and Professional Issues
Topic lecturer
PSYC7007 Application of Psychology