Skip to main content

Kerry Ettridge

Kerry Ettridge
Senior Research Officer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Connect With Me

Kerry Ettridge

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

My work is focused on understanding behavioural risk reduction for chronic disease, and the psychosocial impact of cancer. My previous work has included projects in obesity, sugary drink consumption, tobacco control (including policy and legislation), and sun protective behaviours. I have current research interests in these areas, with a particular focus on sugary drink consumption.

I also have a long-standing interest in help-seeking behaviour for emotional and psychosocial issues stemming from my PhD which investigated determinants of adolescents’ help-seeking behaviour. I have current research interests in the psychosocial aspects of cancer, including interests in patient reported outcomes and help-seeking, with current projects related to these topics in prostate and breast cancer.

Available to supervise PhD, Masters and Honours

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Senior Behavioural Scientist South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
2011 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2011 - 2012 Manager Cancer Council SA
2007 - 2011 Evaluation Officer Cancer Council SA

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Medicine
Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Ettridge, K., Bowden, J., Chambers, S., Smith, D., Murphy, M., Evans, S., . . . Miller, C. (2018). "Prostate cancer is far more hidden…": Perceptions of stigma, social isolation and help-seeking among men with prostate cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(2), e12790-1-e12790-12.
DOI
2018 Miller, C. L., Brownbill, A., Dono, J., & Ettridge, K. (2018). Presenting a strong and united front to tobacco industry interference : a content analysis of Australian newspaper coverage of tobacco plain packaging 2008–2014. BMJ Open, 8(9), 023485.
DOI
2018 Dono, J., Wilson, C., Ettridge, K., & Miller, C. (2018). ‘I don’t think I'd feel good about myself if I was to give up smoking and go to one of these’: perceptions of e-cigarettes among South Australian young adult smokers and ex-smokers. Addiction Research and Theory.
DOI
2018 Fish, J., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E., & Wilson, C. (2018). Understanding Variation in Men's Help-Seeking for Cancer Symptoms: A Semistructured Interview Study. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
DOI
2016 Mittiga, C., Ettridge, K., Martin, K., Tucker, G., Dubyna, R., Catcheside, B., . . . Maksimovic, L. (2016). Sociodemographic correlates of smoking in pregnancy and antenatal-care attendance in Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in South Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(5), 452-460.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2015 Maksimovic, L., Shen, D., Bandick, M., Ettridge, K., & Eckert, M. (2015). Evaluation of the pilot phase of the 'Give up smokes for good' social marketing campaign. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26(1), 16-23.
DOI WoS3 Europe PMC3
2015 Fish, J., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E., & Wilson, C. (2015). Psychosocial factors that influence men's help-seeking for cancer symptoms: A systematic synthesis of mixed methods research. Psycho-Oncology, 24(10), 1222-1232.
DOI Scopus14 WoS12 Europe PMC4
2015 Miller, C., Ettridge, K., & Wakefield, M. (2015). "You're made to feel like a dirty filthy smoker when you're not, cigar smoking is another thing all together." Responses of Australian cigar and cigarillo smokers to plain packaging. Tobacco Control, 24(Suppl. 2), ii58-ii65.
DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2015 Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., & Wilson, C. (2015). Skin tone dissatisfaction, sun exposure, and sun protection in Australian adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(4), 435-442.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC3
2015 Dono, J., Bowden, J., Ettridge, K., Roder, D., & Miller, C. (2015). Monitoring approval of new legislation banning smoking in children's playgrounds and public transport stops in South Australia. Tobacco Control, 24(5), 519-520.
DOI
2014 Dono, J., Ettridge, K., Sharplin, G., & Wilson, C. (2014). The relationship between sun protection policies and practices in schools with primary-age students: the role of school demographics, policy comprehensiveness and SunSmart membership. Health Education Research, 29(1), 1-12.
DOI Scopus9 WoS5 Europe PMC8
2014 Fish, J., Ettridge, K., Sharplin, G., Hancock, B., & Knott, V. (2014). Mindfulness-based Cancer Stress Management: impact of a mindfulness-based programme on psychological distress and quality of life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 23(3), 413-421.
DOI Scopus11 WoS7 Europe PMC6
2013 Cosh, S., Maksimovic, L., Ettridge, K., Copley, D., & Bowden, J. (2013). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilisation of the Quitline service for smoking cessation in South Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(2), 113-118.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC3
2013 Adams, R., Piantadosi, C., Ettridge, K., Miller, C., Wilson, C., Tucker, G., & Hill, C. (2013). Functional health literacy mediates the relationship between socio-economic status, perceptions and lifestyle behaviors related to cancer risk in an Australian population. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(2), 206-212.
DOI Scopus31 WoS26 Europe PMC23
2012 Sawyer, M., Borojevic, N., Ettridge, K., Spence, S., Sheffield, J., & Lynch, J. (2012). Do help-seeking intentions during early adolescence vary for adolescents experiencing different levels of depressive symptoms?. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(3), 236-242.
DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC7
2011 Ettridge, K., Bowden, J., Rayner, J., & Wilson, C. (2011). The relationship between sun protection policy and associated practices in a national sample of early childhood services in Australia. Health Education Research, 26(1), 53-62.
DOI Scopus12 WoS8 Europe PMC8
2006 Graetz, B., Sawyer, M., Baghurst, P., & Ettridge, K. (2006). Are ADHD gender patterns moderated by sample source?. Journal of Attention Disorders, 10(1), 36-43.
DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC8

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Miller, C., Brownbill, A., Ettridge, K., & Dono, J. (2018). Tobacco plain packaging coverage in Australian newspapers 2008-2014. Poster session presented at the meeting of TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES. EUROPEAN PUBLISHING.
DOI
2016 Fish, J., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E., & Wilson, C. (2016). PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HELP-SEEKING FOR CANCER SYMPTOMS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK: STUDY PROTOCOL. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. SPRINGER.
2016 Fish, J., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E., & Wilson, C. (2016). UNDERSTANDING MEN'S MEDICAL HELP-SEEKING FOR CANCER SYMPTOMS: A SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEW STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN MEN. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. SPRINGER.
2015 Miller, C. L., & Ettridge, K. (2015). Knowledge, beliefs & attitudes around Sugar-Sweetened Beverages & possible regulatory means to curb obesity. Poster session presented at the meeting of Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Sydney, Australia.
2015 Dono, J., Miller, C., Bowden, J., & Ettridge, K. (2015). Translating data into government action: smoking rates and the return of a terminated anti-tobacco campaign. Poster session presented at the meeting of Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Sydney, Australia.
2015 Dono, J., Miller, C., Bowden, J., & Ettridge, K. (2015). Evaluating an anti-tobacco campaign on a shoestring budget: online panels and opportunistic data. Poster session presented at the meeting of Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Sydney, Australia.
2015 Miller, C. L., Ettridge, K., & Wakefield, M. (2015). Responses of cigar and cigarillo smokers to the Australian plain packaging policy - a qualitative study and online survey [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2015 Miller, C. L., Ettridge, K., Banham, D., Bowden, J., & Dono, J. (2015). Modes of quitting in the population: results from 14 years of data [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2015 Dono, J., Miller, C., Bowden, J., & Ettridge, K. (2015). Translating data into government action: the fall and rise of smoking rates and reinstatement of a terminated anti-tobacco mass media campaign [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2015 Dono, J., Bowden, J., Ettridge, K., Roder, D., & Miller, C. (2015). Monitoring approval of new legislation banning smoking in children’s playgrounds and public transport stops in South Australia [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2014 Ettridge, K., Bowden, J., Miller, C., & Sharplin G, Wilson C. (2014). The association between knowledge of overweight and obesity in cancer risk and actual level of overweight and obesity in a community sample; time trends from 2004-2012 [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2014. Sydney, Australia.
2014 Dono, J., Bowden, J., Ettridge, K., Roder, D., & Miller, C. (2014). Monitoring approval of new legislation banning smoking in children's playgrounds and public transport stops in South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia-Pacific Journal Of Clinical Oncology. Wiley.
DOI
2014 Miller, C., Ettridge, K., Wakefield, M., O'Dea, K., Pettigrew, S., & Roder, D. (2014). A qualitative investigation of knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding sugar-sweetened beverages, including responses to potential regulatory measures aimed at curbing obesity. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia-Pacific Journal Of Clinical Oncology. Wiley.
DOI
2014 Brownbill, A. L., Ettridge, K., & Pisaniello, D. (2014). A media content analysis of plain packaging in Australian print media before, during, and after the implementation of plain packaging legislation [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Population Health Conference (Adelaide; 2014); Univeristy of Adelaide Beacon Conference of Undergraduate Research (Adelaide; 2015).
2010 Bowden, J., Ettridge, K., Miller, C., & Wilson, C. (2010). Community consumption of alcohol and awareness of cancer risk. Poster session presented at the meeting of Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Perth, Australia.

Movember Prostate Cancer Health Outcomes Research Unit. Movember Foundation Program Grant. 2015-2016. C Miller, K Ettridge, D Roder, S Evans, S Chambers, D Smith. $250,000.

 

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
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

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
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 Research Officer
Campus
North Terrace
Building
SAHMRI
Org Unit
Public Health

top