School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Megan Jenkins


Phone: (03) 53279775
Email: m.jenkins@federation.edu.au
Room: H213
Position: Program Coordinator, Fourth Year Psychology Programs
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • PsyD (Clinical)
  • BA (Hons)
  • BPsych

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Clinical Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Supervision
  • Clinical Supervision

Psychology Board of Australia

  • General registration
  • Clinical endorsement
  • Approved supervisor, higher degree pathway (clinical)

Professional Associations

  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Association for Mental Health
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Research Interests

Megan’s research interests lie broadly in the area of body image and disordered eating, with a special interest in Objectification theory. She is also interested in the relationship between women’s health issues such as parenting, breastfeeding and body image and how these issues may influence depression, suicidal ideation and sexual functioning. She is also interested in developing comprehensive models for mental health in specific populations.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed Articles

Sadler, P., McLaren, S., Klein, B., & Jenkins, M. (2018). Advancing cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with comorbid insomnia and depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 139-154.

Davidson, K., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., Corboy, D., Gibbs, P. M., & Molloy, M. (2017). Internalized homonegativity, sense of belonging and depression among Australian gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(4), 450-465.

Sadler, P., McLaren, S., Klein, B., Jenkins, M., & Harvey, J. (2015). Cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults experiencing insomnia and depression in a community mental health setting: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 538.

McLaren, S., & Schurmann, J., & Jenkins, M. (2015). The relationships between sense of belonging to a community GLB youth group; school, teacher, and peer connectedness; and depressive symptoms: Testing of a path model. Journal of Homosexuality, 62, 1688-1702.

Morris, S., McLaren, S., McLachlan, A. J., & Jenkins, M. (2015). Sense of belonging to specific communities and depressive symptoms among Australian gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 62(6), 804-820.

Corboy, D., McLaren, S., Jenkins, M., & McDonald, J. (2014). The relationship between geographic remoteness and intentions to use a telephone support service among Australian men following radical prostatectomy. Psycho-Oncology, 23, 1259-1266.

Sadler, P., McLaren, S., & Jenkins, M. (2013). A cognitive pathway from insomnia to depression among older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 1375-1383.

Research Higher Degree Completions (last 5 years)

Associate Supervisor - Denise Corboy, Doctor of Philosophy, 2013: Telephone-based and face-to-face psychosocial support: Models for support service use among Australian men following radical prostatectomy