Ms Kathina Ali

BSc (Psyc), MSc (Psyc)
PhD Candidate


Kathina is a PhD research student working on a project with the Young and Well Collaborative Research Centre which aims to build and evaluate an online virtual clinic for improving the mental health of university students. Kathina is particularly interested in research in the area of eating disorders and body image and barriers towards seeking help. Her PhD research will investigate online peer-to-peer support for young people with eating, weight and shape concerns.

Kathina's supervisors include: Dr Lou Farrer and Professor Kathy Griffiths from the Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University; Dr Elizabeth Rieger from the Research School of Psychology, Australian National University; and Dr Stephanie Bauer from the Centre for Psychotherapy Research, University Hospital Heidelberg.