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Dr Christianna Digenis is a psychologist and post-doctoral research fellow at Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity at SAHMRI in the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program. Dr Digenis is working on better understanding the health priorities of children and adolescents and developing trauma-informed service responses for young people.

Dr Digenis' previous research work has focused on examining enhanced recovery care with next-day discharge after caesarean section including women’s experiences, psychosocial characteristics, and outcomes; and health providers perspectives. She has also worked in numerous research positions including at Wirltu Yarlu and the School of Psychology both at the University of Adelaide. 

Dr Digenis' clinical background involves working in rehabilitation settings including respiratory, amputees, stroke, geriatric, and general medicine. Previous clinical internships have included the Department for Education and Child development and the Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression.

Research interests

  • Health psychology
  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and equity,
  • Women’s health
  • Health systems  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD / Master of psychology (Health), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 23 Dec 2023

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Bachelor of Psychological Science (first class)

Award Date: 10 Dec 2016

Bachelor's Degree, International Studies and Arts (Psychology), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 18 Dec 2015

External positions

Adjunct Fellow, University of Adelaide

1 Dec 2023 → …

Honorary Team Member, Telethon Kids Institute

1 Sept 2023 → …


  • Health psychology
  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and equity
  • Women's Health
  • Health Systems

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