Dr Stan Steindl

Clinical Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor at School Of Psychology, University of Queensland, Dr Stan Steindl provides supervision for post-graduate students carrying out internal clinical placement within the university clinics and teaching into the postgraduate clinical psychology program. He has also helped establish the Compassionate Mind Research Group at UQ, and is involved in a number of research projects on the topics of shame and trauma, compassion and self-compassion, and motivation and MI.

You can view some of Stan’s recent work below or his full collection of articles and published work here:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stan_Steindl

Article: The Compassion Motivation and Action Scales: A self-report measure of compassionate and self-compassionate behaviours. 

Steindl, Tellegen, Filus, Seppala, Doty, Kirby (2021)



Article: Early shame and safeness memories, and later depressive symptoms and safe affect: The mediating role of self-compassion.

Steindl, Matos and Creed (2018)



 Article: Motivational interviewing in compassion-based interventions: Theory and practical applications.

Steindl, Kirby and Tellegen (2017)



 Article: Compassion focused therapy for eating disorders: A qualitative review and recommendations for further applications.

Steindl, Buchanan, Goss and Allan (2017)




Dr James Kirby

Senior lecturer at School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Dr James Kirby has an extensive research publication track record, conducting research projects alongside many students and colleagues, including colleagues throughout Australia and around the world. He founded the Compassionate Mind Research Group at UQ, and studies compassion from behavioural, emotional, psychophysiological and neuroscientific perspectives.


You can view some of James’s recent work below or his full collection of articles and published work here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James-Kirby/research

Article: The ‘Flow’ of compassion: A meta-analysis of the fears of compassion scales and psychological functioning.

Authors: Kirby, Day and Sagar (2019)



Article: Nurturing Family Environments for Children: Compassion-Focused Parenting as a Form of Parenting Intervention.

Author: Kirby (2019)



Article: The Role of Compassionate and Self-Image Goals in Predicting Psychological Controlling and Facilitative Parenting Styles.

Authors: Kirby, Grzazek and Gilbert (2019)



Article: A Meta-Analysis of Compassion-Based Interventions: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions.

Authors: Kirby, Tellegen and Steindl (2017)



Completed Research Projects

Parenting and Self-Compassion.

Staff: Dr James Kirby, Sarah Baldwin, David Laczko

Project: We are currently examining the role of self-compassion, cultivated via the established Loving-Kindness Meditation, in the context of families.

Dr Kirby is supervising two Honours students from the University of Queensland where we are examining the effect of the Loving-Kindness Meditation on psychological well-being in two experimental groups: (1) with parents of young children, and (2) with young adults still living at the family home.

See Sarah Baldwin’s findings

See David Laczko’s findings