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Dr Emily Kothe

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92445599 +61 3 92445599



  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


  • International Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine

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Subjects and units currently teaching

HBS110 - Health Behaviour

HPS326 - Health Psychology

Knowledge areas

fruit and vegetable consumption, theory of planned behaviour, self-regulation, breakfast consumption, adherence to the gluten free diet, intention-behaviour gap

Conferences and seminars

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Awards and prizes

  • Postgraduate Publication Prize (2012). Awarded by the School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  • Postgraduate Publication Prize (2011). Awarded by the School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  • Peoples Choice Award (2011) for Best Presentation, as voted by delegates, at the 2011 Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference for: Kothe, Allom & Mullan (2011) What do young people know about Australian Dietary guidelines? Results from two studies.


Research projects

Self-control resources as a determinant of food choice with Professor Martin Hagger (Curtin University); Dr Barbara Mullan (University of Sydney)

Cognitive processes related to food choice with Dr Melissa Hayden (Deakin University)

Breakfast consumption: Temporal Self-Regulation Theory and Implementation Intentions

The impact of self-regulatory capacity, perceptions of the environment, and habit on gluten-free diet adherence.

Research interests

Dr Emily Kothe is interested in the mechanisms underlying successful behaviour change. Research interests include the development and evaluation of theory based health interventions in the domains of fruit and vegetable consumption, breakfast consumption and other appetitive behaviours.

Research grants

  • Mullan & Kothe. E., (2014) Effective behaviour change techniques in health psychology interventions: A meta-analysis of meta-analyses. School Research Award. School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University $5,214
  • Kothe, E., (2014) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Conference Grant, Behavioural Exchange 2014 The International Behavioural Insights Conference, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $2,100
  • Kothe, E., Skouteris, H., Hagger, M., Nagle, C., Abraham, C., & McNaughton, S. (2014). The role of trait self-regulation in adherence to dietary guidelines among pregnant women. Faculty Research Development Grant, Faculty of Health, Deakin University. $17,000
  • Kothe, E., & Hagger, M. (2013). National Research Collaboration Scheme. School of Psychology, Deakin University $2,280
  • Hayden, M., Kothe, E., & Skouteris, H (2013). Attentional bias, inhibition, and impulsivity as predictors of weight status and food choice - an EEG study. School of Psychology, Deakin University  $10,856

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