Dr Meegan Kilcullen is a Senior Lecturer in the postgraduate Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at James Cook Unviersity. Her areas of interest include critical psychology, culturally responsive practice and critical reflexivity. 

Meegan has worked as a psychologist in private practice, NGOs and the public sector in North Queensland since 2007.

Meegan is a qualitative researcher who has clinical and research interests in perinatal infant mental health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in clinical psychology at the cultural interface. Her current projects include collaborations at the Neonatal Unit, The Townsville Hospital identifying barriers and facilitators for obtaining permissions to autopsy after stillbiith experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families, and using telehealth camera technology to enhance attachments between parents and their premature infants who are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • PY5305: Biopsychosocial and Cultural Models of Health (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6401: Clinical Psychology Masters Research Proposal (Level 6; SIN & TSV)
  • Perinatal infant mental health
  • Critical Psychology: developing self-reflexive practice
  • Perinatal infant mental health: enhancing attachment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; supporting parent health and wellbeing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing: developing frameworks for clinical psychologist to work at the cultural interface
  • Critical Psychology: situating the discipline of psychology within a social and cultural context
  • 2013 to present - Lecturer - Clinical Psychology, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Psychologist, Neonatal Unit, The Townsville Hospital (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2013 - Psychologist, Private Practice (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Counsellor, NGO (Townsville)
  • 2014 - Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologist (CCLIN)
  • 2013 - Member of APS (MAPS)
  • 2013 - APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group
  • 2013 - APS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Psychology Interest Group
  • 2007 - Psychological Board/ AHPRA registration
  • 2023 to 2025 - Project: "The role of cot side camera in promoting breastfeeding and providing family centred care for surgical neonates." Grant: $140,000 (THHS SERTA)
  • 2022 to 2024 - Project: "Closing the gap in the still birth rate: Elders and Healthcare Professionals' experiences and perceptions of providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families" Grant: $150,000 (THHS SERTA)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Project: "Closing the gap in the stillbirth rate: understanding the issues and challenges in Gaining permission to autopsy" ($40 000 - THHS grant)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Project: "The role of telemedicine in providing Family Centred Care for premature babies and their families from regional remote Queensland" ($30 000 - THHS grant)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 31+ research outputs authored by Dr Meegan Kilcullen from 2009 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Moderate to Late Preterm (MLPT) Infants: Biopsychosocial and Cultural Determinants (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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