Katie Douglas

Dr Douglas is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Senior Research Fellow / Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow (Health Research Council NZ) at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research platform involves development of cognitive and psychosocial treatments for mood disorders, as well as clinical research aiming to understand the cognitive and biological underpinnings of mood and anxiety disorders (particularly earthquake-related anxiety).

She is principal investigator on two current fully-funded clinical trials (Health Research Council NZ) examining innovative treatments for mood disorders, and leads a research stream examining the long-term cognitive impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence. She is Deputy Chair of the Australasian Society of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders, and is a member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force on “improving cognitive outcomes in bipolar disorder”.