About

Dr Meegan Kilcullen is a lecturer in the postgraduate Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at James Cook Unviersity. She lectures in the areas of clinical psychological interventions, including child and family therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. She also lectures in the area of health and rehabilitation.

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

Meegan is a qualtiative 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 forobtaining permissions to autopsy after stillbrith experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families, using telehealth camera technology to enhance attachments between parents and their premature infants who are admitted to the Neontal Intensive Care Unit.

Teaching
  • PY5007: Health and Rehabilitation (Level 5; TSV)
  • PY5011: Methods of Intervention 1 (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
  • PY6015: Child and Family Therapy (Level 6; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Perinatal infant mental health
  • Critical Psychology: developing self-reflexive practice
Research
  • 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
Teaching
  • Critical Psychology: situating the discipline of psychology within a social and cultural context
Experience
  • 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)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Memberships
  • 2014 - Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologist (CCLIN)
  • 2013 - APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group
  • 2013 - Member of APS (MAPS)
  • 2013 - APS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Psychology Interest Group
  • 2007 - Psychological Board/ AHPRA registration
Other
  • 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)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ 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.

Current
  • Outcomes and impact of an ICU admission for severe maternal complications during pregnancy or birth: A case study. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Resilience of Mining Communities Throughout Different Stages of Mining Activity (PhD , Associate Advisor)
  • Women's Business; Trauma, Love, Loss and Finding Hope in Ancestral Dreaming (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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