Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I have recently completed a PhD in the School of Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Deborah Turnbull (School of Psychology), Dr Melissa Oxlad (School of Psychology), Professor Jodie Dodd (School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health), and Associate Professor Claudia Szabo (School of Computer Science). My research interests lie in maternal and child health, and psychological approaches to behaviour change.
My PhD research explored the development of an eHealth intervention for women above the healthy weight range to help them adopt a healthy lifestyle prior to conception. The "Begin Better" app, based on psychological theories and behaviour change techniques, aims to improve physical health and also enhance wellbeing. This project is part of a large randomised controlled trial undertaken at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital to improve clinical outcomes throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - 2021 Researcher The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2022 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine Candidate, School of Psychology 2018 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree Bachelor of Psychological Science (first class) 2014 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
Year Citation 2022 Scott, J., Oxlad, M., Dodd, J., Szabo, C., Deussen, A., & Turnbull, D. (2022). Promoting Health Behavior Change in the Preconception Period: Combined Approach to Intervention Planning. JMIR Formative Research, 6(4), e35108.
2020 Scott, J., Oxlad, M., Dodd, J., Szabo, C., Deussen, A., & Turnbull, D. (2020). Creating healthy change in the preconception period for women with overweight or obesity: a qualitative study using the information-motivation-behavioural skills model. J Clin Med, 9(10), 1-20.
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Year Citation 2021 Scott, J., Oxlad, M., Dodd, J., Szabo, C., Deussen, A., & Turnbull, D. (2021). Intervention mapping of the "Begin Better" program for preconception weight management. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. SPRINGER. 2021 Scott, J. (2021). Psychological techniques delivered in a digital environment for preconception health behaviour change: The “Begin Better” intervention [Oral virtual presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Health Psychologists Conference. Melbourne, VIC. 2021 Scott, J. (2021). Development of the “Begin Better” eHealth intervention for preconception health: Strategies and implementation. Poster session presented at the meeting of The University of Adelaide Florey Postgraduate Conference (People’s Choice Award Winner).
Tutor: Technology in Psychological Research and Practice (Semester 2, 2019)
Tutor: Foundations Health & Lifespan Development (Semester 2, 2021)
Marker: Foundations Health & Lifespan Development (Semester 2, 2021)
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society (APS) Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Robinson Research Institute Australia
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