Dr Kirsty Zieschank


Dr Kirsty Zieschank
NameDr Kirsty Zieschank
Email Addresskirsty.zieschank@unisq.edu.au
Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Fellow (Digital Mental Health and Assessment)
QualificationsBNurs JCU, BPsych(Hons) USQ, PhD USQ
DepartmentCentre for Health Research (Research)
AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9707-6647
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Biography

Dr Zieschank is an early career researcher and Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Research (CHR) and a member of CHR's Innovative Mental Health Solutions Research team. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology from UniSQ in 2021. Kirsty's research focuses on developing digital mental health assessment tools & internet-based interventions for children and adolescents utilising codesign methodologies.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Postdoctoral Research FellowCentre for Health Research, University of Southern Queensland2020
Research AssociateInstitute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland20192020

Expertise

Digital Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, eHealth, Digital Assessment and Interventions - Development, Codesign Methodologies

Teaching

PSY1105 Psychological Skills B

PSY4101 Psychology Honours Project A

PSY4102 Psychology Honours Project B

Fields of Research

  • 420302. Digital health
  • 420313. Mental health services
  • 420603. Health promotion
  • 520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
  • 520108. Testing, assessment and psychometrics

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Society for Mental Health Research
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions
BNurs
JCU
1996
BPsych(Hons)
USQ
2015
PhD
USQ
2021

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Digital Mental Health ImplementationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Development, Refinement and Preliminary Psychometric Validation of a Modern Self-Report Tool Created to Identify Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Adolescents Associate SupervisorMasters2021
Digital Mental Health ImplementationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
Establishing Norms and Clinical Cut-Offs for the Interactive Child Distress ScreenerUniSQ Health Capacity Building Grant, $15,000, Zieschank, K.2023
A Staged Mental Health Care Plan for Children integrating child and parent assessment in Education settings: A feasibility randomised control trialFunded by Australian Rotary Health: Healthy Children, Bright Futures: Improving the mental health of 0-12 year old's. $209,800, March, S., Zieschank, K., Ireland, M., Rowe, A., Day, J2023
Finding the right balance of ‘support’: Testing a new digital model of care for child and adolescent anxiety in regional communities.Funded by HCF, $376,621, CIs: March, S., Donovan, C.L., Calear, A., Krishnamoorthy, G. AIs: Arlen Rowe, Kirsty Zieschank 2023
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2017Australian Government Research Training Program AwardAustralian Government

Psychometric Evaluation of a New Digitally Animated Child Self-Report Assessment Instrument: The Interactive Child Distress Screener

Zieschank, Kirsty, Ireland, Michael, J, Day, Jamin and March, Sonja. 2023. "Psychometric Evaluation of a New Digitally Animated Child Self-Report Assessment Instrument: The Interactive Child Distress Screener." Assessment. 30 (3), pp. 907-922. https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911211072907

Correction to: Children’s Perspectives on Emotions Informing a Child-Reported Screening Instrument

Zieschank, Kirsty L., Machin, Tanya, Day, Jamin, Ireland, Michael J. and March, Sonja. 2022. "Correction to: Children’s Perspectives on Emotions Informing a Child-Reported Screening Instrument ." Journal of Child and Family Studies. 31 (1), p. 336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02138-4

Children’s Perspectives on Emotions Informing a Child-Reported Screening Instrument

Zieschank, Kirsty L., Machin, Tanya, Day, Jamin, Ireland, Michael J. and March, Sonja. 2021. "Children’s Perspectives on Emotions Informing a Child-Reported Screening Instrument." Journal of Child and Family Studies. 30 (12), pp. 3105-3120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02086-z

Co-design and qualitative validation of animated assessment item content for a child-reported digital distress screener

Zieschank, Kirsty, Day, Jamin, Ireland, Michael J. and March, Sonja. 2021. "Co-design and qualitative validation of animated assessment item content for a child-reported digital distress screener." Internet Interventions. 24, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100381

The development and psychometric evaluation of an innovative self-reported mental health assessment instrument for school-aged children

Zieschank, Kirsty Lee. 2021. The development and psychometric evaluation of an innovative self-reported mental health assessment instrument for school-aged children. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/q6xx1

The Interactive Child Distress Screener: development and preliminary feasibility testing

March, Sonja, Day, Jamin, Zieschank, Kirsty and Ireland, Michael. 2018. "The Interactive Child Distress Screener: development and preliminary feasibility testing." JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 6 (4), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.9456