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Dr Kathryn Modecki


Kathryn Modecki

Senior Lecturer
School of Applied Psychology
+61 (0)7 3735 3375 (Work)
M24 2.19, Mount Gravatt Campus

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I received a PhD in Psychology and was granted an American Psychological Association award from my resulting dissertation on adolescents' antisocial decision making development and its disconnects from juvenile justice policy. I selected a T-32 NIMH-funded training fellowship in prevention and intervention at Arizona State University's Prevention Research Center (REACH Center), to undertake advanced training in statistical approaches with complex data in real-world circumstances. I continue to collaborate with ASU colleagues regarding developmental trajectories of change during childhood and adolescence, interventions with family under stress, and advanced methods. I am currently situated as a member of Menzies Health Institute Queensland and a Faculty Associate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. My research focuses on adolescents' pathways of risk and resilience across the teenage years. In particular, I map how adolescents navigate stressors, seek support from those around them and online, and move onto problematic vs. healthier trajectories at key junctures. I use experience sampling, large-scale national survey, and long-term longitudinal data to ask rigorous empirical questions of translational importance. Much of my work focuses on youth living within disadvantaged settings and modifiable contexts for prevention and intervention. My lab is committed to working with and supporting members of under-represented populations. Updates can be found at @riskyadpathways


  • Member
    EPIC Health Systems2018


  • Faculty Research Associate
    Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Cambridge, United States1 Aug 2019