State Branch Western Australia Branch Committee

Kristin Naragon-Gainey, Branch Chair

Associate Professor Kristin Naragon-Gainey


Clinical Psychologist

Branch Chair


Kristin is an Associate Professor at the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia, where she teaches in the clinical psychology postgraduate program. Her research and clinical work focus on affective and cognitive processes—particularly emotion regulation and mindfulness— that are predictive of depression, anxiety, and wellbeing. She is also interested in assessment, including ecological momentary assessment designs that measure emotional experiences in real time in daily life. Kristin completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa in 2011, and she was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and she is an Associate Editor for Psychological Assessment and Self and Identity.


Kristin began with the Branch Committee in 2021 and became Branch Chair in 2022.

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