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Health Sciences profile

Dr Kat Donovan

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch)


Kat completed her medical studies at Oxford University in the UK and completed her psychiatry training in Christchurch, spcialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She works part-time at Child and Family Mental Health services for the CDHB and has special interests in Eating Disorders and Co-existing Problems (Addiction), as well as Youth Psychiatry.

Kat completed research as part of her Psychiatry Fellowship training with the Toku Oranga survey in 2019 and 2020, exploring psychological distress and burnout in medical students and postgraduate thesis students at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Kat is currently working with the March 15th Study group and hopes to add a Child and Youth perspective to that area of research.

She will be teaching clinical medical students as part of their Developmental Psychiatry modules.


Douglas, K., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Jordan, J., Carlye, D., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Eggleston, K., Donovan, K. A., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). Randomised controlled trial of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy and group-based Cognitive Remediation versus Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy alone for mood disorders: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 22, 115. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-03747-z