Dr James Kirby

Snr Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.kirby@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56802

Overview

James is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist. James has broad research interests in compassion science, however, specific research areas include: a) examining compassion focused therapy; b) examining compassion with children; c) what fears, blocks, & resistances people have towards compassion; & d) developing and evaluating compassion interventions. James also holds an Visiting Fellowship at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and is an Honorary Member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation UK. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD focused on compassion please contact me.

Research Interests

  • Efficacy of Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression
    This project will test the efficacy of a 12 session Compassion Focused Therapy manual for those with depression
  • Compassionate decision-making
    This project is examining predictors to compassionate-decision making using behavioural measures
  • Compassion and athletes
    This project examines how compassion can help in the context of sports and athletes
  • Examining the psychological impacts of integrated residential housing for young people with high-level disability
    This project is supported by funding from YoungCare

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Kirby, James N. and Tellegen, Cassandra L. (2021). Parenting, family environments, and mental health and illness. Making an impact on mental health: the applications of psychological research. (pp. 71-96) edited by James N. Kirby and Paul Gilbert. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429244551-4

  • Kirby, James N. and Gilbert, Paul (2020). Introduction to psychological impacts on mental health: How psychological science informs how we approach mental health. Making an Impact on Mental Health and Illness. (pp. 1-3) New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429244551-1

  • Kirby, James N. and Hoang, Nam-Phuong T. (2018). Parenting of adult children: a neglected area of parenting studies. Handbook of parenting and child development across the lifespan. (pp. 653-675) edited by Matthew R. Sanders and Alina Morawska. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94598-9_29

  • Kirby, James N., Steindl, Stanley R. and Doty, James R. (2017). Compassion as the highest ethic. Mindfulness in Behavioral Health. (pp. 253-277) edited by Lynette M. Monteiro, Jane F. Compson and Frank Musten. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64924-5_10

  • Kirby, J.N. (2017). Compassionate parenting: The role of compassion in parenting. The Handbook of Compassion Science. edited by Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown, Monica C. Worline, C. Daryl Cameron and James R. Doty. Oxford, England, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190464684.013.8

  • Sanders, Matthew R. and Kirby, James N. (2017). Quality assurance and program development. The power of positive parenting: transforming the lives of children, parents, and communities using the Triple P system. (pp. 460-471) edited by Matthew R. Sanders and Trevor G. Mazzuchelli. New York, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/med-psych/9780190629069.003.0043

  • Kirby, James N. and Gilbert, Paul (2017). The emergence of the compassion focused therapies. Compassion: concepts, research and applications. (pp. 258-285) edited by Paul Gilbert. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315564296

  • Kirby, James N. (2017). Working with grandparents and extended family members. The Power of Positive Parenting. (pp. 196-205) edited by Matthew R. Sanders and Trevor G. Mazzucchelli. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.. doi: 10.1093/med-psych/9780190629069.003.0016

  • Sanders, Matthew and Kirby, James (2010). Parental programs for preventing behavioural and emotional problems in children. Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions. (pp. 399-406) edited by James Bennett-Levy, David Richards, Paul Farrand, Helen Christensen, Kathy Griffiths, David Kavanagh, Britt Klein, Mark A. Lau, Judy Proudfoot, Lee Ritterband, Chris Williams and Jim White. New York, United States: Oxford University Press.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision