Kristi Urry

Ms Kristi Urry

PhD Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

PhD Candidate

I recently submitted my PhD in the School of Psychology. My project, Sexual health in the mental health setting: Perceptions of Australian mental health clinicians, is supervised of Prof Anna Chur-Hansen, Dr Carole Khaw, and Dr Brett Scholz. I used critical qualitative methodologies to explore how Australian psychologists, mental health nurses, and psychiatrists conceptualise sexuality, sexual health, and the relationship between sexuality and mental health and distress; and how they account for their reported practice choices, such as including or excluding aspects of sexuality from their everyday practice. The results generated in this project contribute to current discussions around ethical practice, best care and training standards regarding sexuality in mental health settings. My work aims to improve people's experiences and outcomes in mental healthcare by promoting a broader consideration of sexuality and sexual health within mental health services.

My research interests lie broadly in sexuality and sexual health (care & rights), LGBT-QIA health, disability, and health care provision (perspectives of both consumers/patients and clinicians/providers; and healthcare systems as social structures).


Perception and Cognition (Level 3): Course coordinator

Perception and Cognition (Perception, Level 3)

Big Picture Psychology: Global Challenges, Psychological Perspectives (Level 2)

Psychological Skills and Applications (Level 1)


Psychology, Science & Society (Level 3): Tutor


Psychology, Science & Society (Level 3): Tutor


Learning and Behaviour (Level 3): Tutor

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2017 Representative School Committee - School of Psychology The University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Member 2016 Postgraduate gender and Sexualities Conference Committee
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Position: PhD Candidate
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 2
  • Room: 2 46
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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