Jodie Scott

Dr Jodie Scott

Psychology Research Associate

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


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.

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)

  • Memberships

    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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