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Assistant Research FellowBess Kew image

BSc(Hons) (Canterbury), MSc (Dist) (Otago)


Bess is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, and the Department of Psychological Medicine.

In the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Bess is assisting Dr Nikki Hooper in co-ordinating database registries concerned with improving treatment protocols and outcomes in children with developmental dysplasia of the hip and slipped upper femoral epiphyses (SUFE).

Bess’ current work in the Department of Psychological Medicine involves assisting Associate Professor Katie Douglas in developing an online, cognitive intervention for students who struggle with ruminative thinking (overthinking). She is an active member of the Clinical Research Unit in the Department, where she conducts neuropsychological and mood assessments as part of the intervention studies for mood disorders, and helps with co-ordinating and writing-up intervention research.


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