Camille Short

Dr Camille Short


Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Camille Short is a behavioural scientist and adjunct senior research fellow at the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. She completed her PhD in Behavioural Science at the University of Newcastle in 2013, and completed post-doctoral training supported by an NHMRC ECR Fellowship at the University of Adelaide. She is now based at the University of Melbourne where she holds a joint appointment between the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and Melbourne School of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding health behaviours from a psychological and public health perspective and building scalable technology based interventions to support healthy lifestyle changes to prevent and manage chronic diseases.

Students interested in conducting research under Dr Short's supervision should express their interest via email.

My research focuses on novel approaches to promoting and understanding health behaviours, with particular focus on e&mHealth applications, persuasive  and personalised communication. My work is cross-disciplinary, incorporating evidence and theory from health, social and cognitive psychology, computer science, marketing, economics, exercise physiology, nutrition, oncology, and public health. 

I have been awarded over 1 million dollars in competitive external research funds and $90,000 in competitive internal university funds.


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Men's Experiences with Prostate Cancer and Active Surveillance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Megan McIntosh
    2018 Principal Supervisor Developing and delivering an individualised internet-based exercise support to men with metastatic prostate cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Holly Elizabeth Louise Evans
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Exploration of Computerised Automatic Processing Tasks and their use in Digital Psychological Health Interventions in Real-World Settings amongst Adults Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Harshani Pradeepa Kumari Jayasinghe Pedige
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Prostate Cancer Health and Fitness Online: The Development and Pilot Testing of an Internet Physical Activity Program for Prostate Cancer Survivors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Amy Margaret Finlay
  • Position: NHMRC ECR Fellow
  • Phone: 83130532
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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