Karl Wiener

Adjunct Staff

Dr Karl Wiener

BSc (Auckland University), Diploma Applied Psychology (Flinders University), MClin. Psych. (University of Queensland), PhD (University of Canberra)

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Wagga Wagga

Karl started his working career as a Registered Nurse working in Germany, New Zealand and Australian hospital systems. Since 1985 Karl has been working as a psychologist in forensic, organisational, and clinical settings as both coordinator/manager and clinical service provider. Karl has gained numerous managerial and clinical experiences from working in different professional employment settings. He worked in both public and privately managed prisons in NSW and Queensland, and worked for both the Victorian Health Services and Queensland Health as Clinical Psychologist, and as a Mental Health Services Coordinator with the Murrumbidgee General Practice Network (MGPN).

Currently Karl is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer and previously worked full time as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Charles Sturt Wagga Wagga campus.

Karl also remains engaged in his clinical work by providing a part-time weekday after hours and Saturday morning's psychological service to the community of Wagga Wagga.


Karl teaches one 4th year core subject and coordinates the Clinical Masters Dissertation subjects:

  • PSY420  Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
  • PSY560, 561, 562, 563, and 530 Masters Dissertation
  • Supervision of research students (Honours, Masters, Doctorate and PhD)


Karl's interests in research focuses on individual and group behavioural changes in both clinical and organisational contexts including;

  • Attitudes towards change
  • Interpersonal work relationships
  • Perception and attitudes within specific sectors of society
  • Resilience factors influencing the development of clinical conditions

He prefers quantitative methods, or mixed methods research designs, which combine quantitative and qualitative approaches.


  • Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Endorsed Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Endorsed Forensic Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Endorsed Organisational Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • APS College of Forensic Psychologists
  • APS College of Organisational Psychologists

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