Kerry Ettridge

Kerry Ettridge

Senior Behavioural Scientist

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am based in the Health Policy Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and am a visiting research fellow in the School of Psychology. My work incorporates behavioural, public health and quality of life approaches to improve well-being (both physical and psychosocial) and reduce risk of chronic disease, including cancer.

Available to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD

 I have current research projects and interests in:
•Increasing understanding of the health effects of sugary drink consumption, including targeting parental provision of sugary drinks to children
•Psychosocial aspects of cancer, including best ways to monitor psychosocial outcomes to inform development/improvement of treatment and services, and support seeking among those in need.

I have listed specific student projects below, but I am also open to discussing potential student ideas and projects in these broad areas.

Project 1

Title: Nutritional information on school canteen menus

Description: I am interested in supervising a student to investigate parents’ perceptions of the healthfulness of the food provided in the school environment, and whether nutritional information is a factor in their decision-making process when giving their child a lunch order.

Project available for: Honours and HDR

Research project start: Semester 1 and 2

Special requirements: Good working knowledge of behavioural theory, survey design and statistics

 

Project 2

I am interested in supervising students with an interest in how pre-operation or pre-screening anxiety and distress may contribute to post-operative or post-screening outcomes across a number of health behaviours. The following project is focused on bowel cancer:

Title: The association between pre-colonoscopy anxiety and post-colonoscopy outcomes

Description: Survey of people who have recently undergone a colonoscopy, assessing (retrospectively), their pre-colonoscopy levels of anxiety and post-colonoscopy outcomes, to determine the degree of association.

Project available for: Honours and HDR

Research project start: Semester 1 and 2

Special requirements: Good working knowledge of behavioural theory, survey design and statistics

 

Beat Cancer Travel Grant recipient. 2019. $2500. K Ettridge.

Collecting patient reported outcome measures in women with Breast Cancer: Acceptability from women’s perspectives. K Ettridge, et al. University of South Australia supported by a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. $40,000.

Survivorship and prostate cancer: Improving quality of life and psychosocial outcomes. Movember Foundation Program Grant. 2015-2016. C Miller, K Ettridge, D Roder, S Evans, S Chambers, D Smith. $250,000.

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Co-Supervisor Transitioning to Adulthood and the Change in Social, Individual and Cultural Influences that Impact on Smoking Cessation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Joanne Dono
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Effect of different health warning labels on energy drink consumption (intention) University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) Honours Full Time Joanne Caruso
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Body image and quality of life in women with breast cancer: Appreciating the body and its functionality Flinders University Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) Honours K Scharling-Gamba
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor How does the price of refrigerated single serving sized water and sugar sweetened beverages compare in convenience stores and supermarkets? - A pilot study University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Chukwuebuka Nwibor
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Tobacco price board study and catalogue of sugary drinks University of Adelaide Public Health Internship III Other Katrine Scharling-Gamba
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Water pricing study and catalogue of sugary drinks University of Adelaide Public Health Internship III Other Joanne Caruso
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Barriers and facilitators to help-seeking behaviour among men with prostate cancer University of Adelaide Public Health Internship Other Daniel Elder
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor A media content analysis of plain packaging in Australian print media before, during and after the implementation of plain packaging legislation University of Adelaide Public Health Internship Other Aimee Brownbill
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Sugar sweetened beverage tax and obesity: An Australian print media content analysis University of Adelaide Public Health Internship Other Tamara Nuske
    2014 - ongoing External Supervisor Barriers and facilitators of health-related help seeking amongst Australian Men Flinders University PhD in Psychology Doctorate Jennifer Fish
    2012 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Do sun protection policies influence sun protection practices in Australian primary schools? The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisation & Human Factors) Master Joanne Dono
    2012 - 2012 Co-Supervisor An investigation of lay perceptions of cancer risk factors:The influence of risk attributes and the potential moderation of this influence by individual differences in information processing strategy and locus of control The University of Adelaide Honours in Psychology Honours Full Time Natalie Hunt
    2011 - 2011 External Supervisor Associations between measures of socioeconomic disadvantage and health promoting behaviour among adolescent South Australians Flinders University Public Health Master Full Time Kimlee Khieu
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Member PoCoG Annual Scientific Meeting planning committee Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group Australia
    2011 - 2012 Member Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference Cancer Council SA Australia
    2011 - 2012 Member SA Aboriginal Health Survey Advisory Committee Cancer Council SA Australia
    2011 - 2012 Member National Public Health Committee, Cancer Council Australia Cancer Council SA Australia
    2011 - 2012 Member Human Research Ethics Committee, Cancer Council SA Cancer Council SA Australia
    2011 - 2011 Member Tobacco Control Social Marketing Advisory Committe Cancer Council SA Australia
    2009 - 2010 Member South Australian Health Omnibus Steering Committee Cancer Council SA Australia
  • Position: Senior Behavioural Scientist
  • Email: kerry.ettridge@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI Health Policy Centre
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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