Dr. Mandy Cassimatis
Phone: (03) 53279021
Position: Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
- M Clin Psych
- P G Dip Psych
- Clinical Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Research Supervision
Psychology Board of Australia
- General registration
- Clinical endorsement
- Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Federation University Human Research Ethics Committee Member
- APS ePsychology Interest Group Committee Member
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), co-morbid 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)
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 cardiometabolic 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