Dr Catherine Connaughton - Institute for Health & Ageing (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

Catherine is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University. In this role she has developed, implemented and evaluated health interventions, including a program designed to engage men at midlife to make positive health behaviour changes. She is also part of the biostatistics team. Catherine is an exceptionally driven early career researcher and health psychologist who has recently moved to specialise in clinical osteoporosis research. She is particularly interested in patient outcomes following fracture such quality of life, as well as medication adherence to prevent further osteoporotic fracture.


Phone :3700 (Melbourne)
Email :catherine.connaughton@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Health behaviour change ; Osteoporosis ; Quality of life ; Fragility fracture ; Men's Health ;

Methods Expertise

Randomised Control Trials ; Multilevel Modeling ; Cross-sectional research ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Stress: How Does this Association Vary for Men and Women? , in Current Opinion in Psychology

Preadolescent boysa?? body image: sociocultural pressures and masculine body ideals, in Psychology of Men and Masculinity

Better with age: An educational program for improving health factors in men at midlife, in Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Other information

Chief Investigator: Successful Amgen OA-ANZBMS Clinical Grants Program 2017 titled "Identifying Health and Community Services that Predict Improved Recovery of Quality of Life Following Fracture in Older Adults"

Associate Investigator: Successful Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant titled "An Online Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program for Men at Midlife"