School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr. Mandy Cassimatis

Phone: (03) 53279021
Email: m.cassimatis@federation.edu.au
Room:
H206
Position: Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MClinPsych
  • PGDipPsych
  • BA

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Supervision

Psychology Board of Australia

  • General registration
  • Clinical endorsement

Professional Associations

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Federation University Human Research Ethics Committee Member
  • APS ePsychology Interest Group Committee Member

Research interests

Mandy’s research interests are broadly in the areas of clinical and health psychology. In particular, she has a research background in behavioural medicine, including chronic disease/ lifestyle self-management issues (e.g. nutrition, physical activity, medication adherence), comorbid psychological conditions, and digital health interventions that are aimed to improve these issues. Mandy has extensive experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of eHealth and mHealth programs.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed Articles

Ireland, M., Crawford-Williams, F., Aitken, J., Hyde, M., Chambers, S., Cassimatis, M., Sun, J., Dunn, J., & March, S. (2017). A systematic review of geographical disparities in treatment and outcomes for Colorectal Cancer in Australia. BMC Cancer, 17(95). doi: 10.1186/s12885-017 3067-1.

O’Neil, A., Cocker, F., Rarau, P., Baptista, S., Cassimatis, M., Taylor, C.B., Lau, A.Y.S., & Kanuri, N. (2017). Using digital interventions to improve the cardiometablic health of populations: A review of reporting quality. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 24(4); 867-879. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw166.

Cassimatis, M., Kavanagh, D.J., Hills, A.P., Smith, A.C., & Scuffham, P.A., Gericke, C., & Parham, S. (2015). The OnTrack Diabetes Web-Based Program for Type 2 Diabetes and Dysphoria Self-Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Journal of Medical Internet Research Protocols, 4(3): e97. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2813.

Cassimatis, M., Kavanagh, D.J., Hills, A.P., Smith, A.C., Scuffham, P.A., Edge, S., Gibson, J., & Gericke, C. (2015). Development of the OnTrack Diabetes Program. Journal of Medical Internet Research Protocols, 4(2): e24. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2823.

Cassimatis, M., Kavanagh, D.J., & Smith, A.C. (2014). Perceived Needs for Supported Self -Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Investigation of Potential for a Web-Based Intervention. Australian Psychologist, 49, 75 - 85. doi: 10.1111/ap.12050.

May, J., Andrade, J., Kavanagh, D.J., Feeney, G.F.X., Gullo, M., Statham, D.J., Deas, J., Connolly, J., Cassimatis, M., Young, R.M., & Connor, J.P. (2014). The Craving Experience Questionnaire: A Brief, Theory-Based Measure of Consummatory Desire and Craving. Addiction, 109(5), 728-735. PMID: 24400950.C

Grants (last 5 years)

Mar 2013 – Aug 2014:  Postdoctoral Fellowship grant (half-time), Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (via Wesley Research Institute) Awarded $60 000

Mar 2010 – Jul 2014: OnTrack Diabetes project costs/ travel, Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (via Wesley Research Institute) Awarded $10 000 per annum

Mar 2010 – Feb 2013: OnTrack Diabetes project grant, Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (via Wesley Research Institute) Awarded $60 000