Kristin Gainey

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr. Kristin Gainey is an Associate Professor at the School of Psychological Science at UWA, where she directs the Emotional Wellbeing Lab. She is also a registered clinical psychologist in the United States. Her research and clinical work focuses on affective processes as they relate to depression, anxiety, and wellbeing, and much of her recent research incorporates heart rate variability to examine emotion regulation and mindfulness in daily life. She is also interested in assessment, multivariate statistical analysis, and ecological momentary assessment designs. Prior to joining UWA, Kristin was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, from 2013-2020. Kristin completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa​, followed by a clinical internship year at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center and a postdoctoral position at Boston University. Kristin’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and she has received early career awards from the American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research in Psychopathology. She is active as a reviewer and editor, serving as an Associate Editor forPsychological Assessment and Self and Identity and on the editorial boards of several journals.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical psychology, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Award Date: 1 Dec 2011

Clinical psychology , Internship, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Award Date: 1 Aug 2011

Organ Performance, MM, Yale University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Psychology and Music, BA, Harvard University

Award Date: 13 May 2003

External positions

Associate Editor, Psychological Assessment, American Psychological Association

1 Jan 2021 → …

Associate Editor, Self and Identity

1 Jan 20201 Jan 2023

Associate Editor, Assessment, SAGE Publications, Inc.

1 Oct 20161 Jan 2021

Research expertise keywords

  • depression
  • anixety
  • emotion
  • affect
  • emotion regulation
  • mindfulness
  • decentering
  • personality
  • structure of psychopathology
  • experience sampling
  • structural equation modeling
  • assessment


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