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Dr Kealagh Robinson PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Psychology

Dr Kealagh Robinson (she/her) is a senior lecturer at the Wellington campus, Her research uses experimental, longitudinal, and meta-science approaches to understand emotion and emotion regulation, with a specific emphasis on how these factors underpin self-injurious thoughts and behaviours. Kealagh joined the School of Psychology in 2023. In addition to her research, she teaches undergraduate courses in cognitive and experimental psychology. She is also involved in a number of professional activities, including serving as Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury,

Professional

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science - Victoria University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours - Victoria University (2015)
  • Master of Science - Victoria University (2017)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2021)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Emotion science / affective science
  • Self-injurious thoughts and behaviours
  • Mental Health in educational settings
  • Meta-psychology

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Clinical Sciences (110300):
Cognitive Sciences (170200): Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Keywords

Emotion, Youth, Wellbeing, Mental Health

Research Outputs

Journal

Hamza, CA., Robinson, K., Hasking, PA., Heath, NL., Lewis, SP., Lloyd-Richardson, E., . . . Wilson, MS. (2023). Educational stakeholders’ attitudes and knowledge about nonsuicidalself-injury among university students: A cross-national study. Journal of American College Health. 71(7), 2140-2150
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Scharinger, C., Brown, RC., & Plener, PL. (2023). Communicating distress: suicide threats/gestures among clinical and community youth. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 32(8), 1497-1506
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Boyes, ME., Wilson, MS., & Grimshaw, GM. (2023). Emotional responding to overt and subtle social exclusion among young women who engage in non-suicidal self-injury. Royal Society Open Science. 10(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Dayer, KF., Mirichlis, S., Hasking, PA., & Wilson, MS. (2023). Who are we missing? Self-selection bias in nonsuicidal self-injury research. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 53(5), 843-852
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Hasking, PA., Robinson, K., McEvoy, P., Melvin, G., Bruffaerts, R., Boyes, ME., . . . Kessler, RC. (2023). Development and evaluation of a predictive algorithm and telehealth intervention to reduce suicidal behavior among university students. Psychological Medicine.
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Broodryk, T., & Robinson, K. (2022). Dataset describing Aotearoa New Zealand young adults’ psychological well-being and behaviour during nationwide lockdown. Data in Brief. 40
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Fraser, G., Grattan, F., Shaw, J., Hedley, S., McLeod, KE., Robinson, K., . . . Tennent, E. (2022). “lemme get uhhhhh froot”: Internet memes for consciousness-raising in Aotearoa’s Bird of the Year conservation campaign. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 51(1), 46-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Broodryk, T., & Robinson, K. (2022). Locking down behavioural compliance: The role of emotion and emotion regulation in breaches of COVID-19 mitigation measures in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Health Psychology. 27(10), 2330-2343
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Hasking, P., Lewis, SP., Bloom, E., Brausch, A., Kaess, M., & Robinson, K. (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students at elevated risk of self-injury: The importance of virtual and online resources. School Psychology International. 42(1), 57-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Garisch, JA., & Wilson, MS. (2021). Nonsuicidal self-injury thoughts and behavioural characteristics: Associations with suicidal thoughts and behaviours among community adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders. 282, 1247-1254
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Kothgassner, OD., Goreis, A., Robinson, K., Huscsava, MM., Schmahl, C., & Plener, PL. (2021). Efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy for adolescent self-harm and suicidal ideation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine. 51(7), 1057-1067
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Kaess, M., Hooley, JM., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koenig, J., Plener, PL., Reichl, C., . . . Cullen, KR. (2021). Advancing a temporal framework for understanding the biology of nonsuicidal self- injury: An expert review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 130, 228-239
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Kiekens, G., Robinson, K., Tatnell, R., & Kirtley, OJ. (2021). Opening the black box of daily life in nonsuicidal self-injury research: With great opportunity comes great responsibility. JMIR Mental Health. 8(11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Kothgassner, OD., Robinson, K., Goreis, A., Ougrin, D., & Plener, PL. (2020). Does treatment method matter? A meta-analysis of the past 20 years of research on therapeutic interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation in adolescents. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Fraser, G., Huang, Y., Robinson, K., Wilson, MS., Bulbulia, J., & Sibley, CG. (2020). New Zealand Pet Owners’ Demographic Characteristics, Personality, and Health and Wellbeing: More Than Just a Fluff Piece. Anthrozoos. 33(4), 561-578
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Fischer, R., Bortolini, T., Karl, JA., Zilberberg, M., Robinson, K., Rabelo, A., . . . Mattos, P. (2020). Rapid Review and Meta-Meta-Analysis of Self-Guided Interventions to Address Anxiety, Depression, and Stress During COVID-19 Social Distancing. Frontiers in Psychology. 11
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., & Wilson, MS. (2020). Open to interpretation? Inconsistent reporting of lifetime nonsuicidal self-injury across two common assessments. Psychological Assessment. 32(8), 726-738
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Hasking, PA., Lewis, SP., Robinson, K., Heath, NL., & Wilson, MS. (2019). Conducting research on nonsuicidal self-injury in schools: Ethical considerations and recommendations. School Psychology International. 40(3), 217-234
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Priestley, R., Dohaney, J., Atkins, C., Salmon, R., & Robinson, K. (2019). Engaging new Antarctic learners and ambassadors through flexible learning, open education and immersive video lectures. Polar Record. 55(4), 274-288
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Garisch, JA., Kingi, T., Brocklesby, M., O’Connell, A., Langlands, RL., . . . Wilson, MS. (2019). Reciprocal Risk: the Longitudinal Relationship between Emotion Regulation and Non-suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 47(2), 325-332
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Whitlock, JL., Baetens, I., Lloyd-Richardson, E., Hasking, P., Hamza, C., Lewis, S., . . . Robinson, K. (2018). Helping schools support caregivers of youth who self-injure: Considerations and recommendations. School Psychology International. 39(3), 312-328
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Fraser, G., Wilson, MS., Garisch, JA., Robinson, K., Brocklesby, M., Kingi, T., . . . Russell, L. (2018). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Sexuality Concerns, and Emotion Regulation among Sexually Diverse Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. Archives of Suicide Research. 22(3), 432-452
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Jones, TC., Robinson, K., & Steel, BC. (2018). Context retrieval and description benefits for recognition of unfamiliar faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 44(10), 1514-1532
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Brocklesby, M., Garisch, JA., O'Connell, A., Langlands, R., Russell, L., . . . Wilson, MS. (2017). Socioeconomic deprivation and non-suicidal selfinjury in New Zealand adolescents: The mediating role of depression and anxiety. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 126-136
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Garisch, JA., Wilson, MS., O'Connell, A., & Robinson, K. (2017). Overview of assessment and treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescents. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 98-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Robinson, K.

Book

Hasking, P., Baetens, I., Bloom, E., Heath, N., Lewis, SP., Lloyd-Richardson, E., . . . Robinson, K. (2019). Addressing and responding to nonsuicidal self-injury in the school context. In Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Advances in Research and Practice. (pp. 175 - 194).
[Chapter]Authored by: Robinson, K.

Uncategorised

Robinson, K., Cornes, JP., Karl, JA., Wilson, M., & Grimshaw, G.March
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Dayer, K., Mirichlis, S., Hasking, P., & Wilson, M.June
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Boyes, ME., Wilson, M., & Grimshaw, G.July
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Kiekens, G., Robinson, K., Tatnell, R., & Kirtley, O.May
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Fischer, R., Karl, JA., Bortolini, T., Zilberberg, M., Robinson, K., Rabelo, ALA., . . . Mattos, P.May
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., Garisch, J., & Wilson, M.May
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Broodryk, T., & Robinson, K.May
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.
Robinson, K., & Wilson, M.May
[Preprint]Authored by: Robinson, K.

Teaching and Supervision

Graduate Supervision Statement

As a research supervisor, I am passionate about working alongside junior colleagues to support them in conducting robust research that develops the knowledge and skills they need for their future career ambitions. I am interested in supervising post-graduate research related to my research expertise in affective science, self-injury, mental health and wellbeing, and experimental and longitudinal methods.


Dr Kealagh Robinson is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
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