Jodie Scott

Jodie Scott

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently undertaking 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.

This project is part of a large randomised controlled trial being undertaken at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital to improve clinical outcomes throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. My PhD research explores the development of an eHealth intervention for women living with overweight and obesity 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.

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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