Kerry Ettridge

Kerry Ettridge

Senior Research Officer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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)

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

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