Kristi Urry

Dr Kristi Urry

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a lecturer in the School of Psychology, with a focus on teaching qualitative research methods in psychology.

My research is broadly situated in the field of health psychology and spans a range of topics and foci including sexuality and sexual health (care and rights), LGBT-QIA health, provision of person-centred health care, and healthcare systems as social structures. I work with colleagues across a range of institutions and disciplines including psychology, nursing, medicine, and criminology.

My work is broadly situated in the field of health psychology and spans a range of topics and foci including sexuality and sexual health (care and rights), LGBT-QIA health, provision of person-centred health care, and healthcare systems as social structures. I work with colleagues across a range of institutions and disciplines including psychology, nursing, medicine, and criminology.

My main program of research builds on my PhD, which I completed in the School of Psychology in 2020. My project, Sexuality and sexual health in mental health care settings: Perceptions of psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health nurses in Australia, was supervised of Professor Anna Chur-Hansen, Dr Carole Khaw, and Dr Brett Scholz. I used critical qualitative methodologies to explore how Australian mental health clinicians 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 project findings 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.

 

Research project supervision

I am open to discussing research projects within the field of health psychology and that are aligned with my research interests with honours and master students. I generally use qualitative research methods, but other approaches may be considered as appropriate.

2022

  • Advanced Career and Research Skills (Level 3, advanced stream): Qualitative research methods
  • Big Picture Psychology: Global Challenges, Psychological Perspectives (Level 2)
  • Doing Research in Psychology (Level 2): Qualitative research methods
  • Psychology, Science & Society (Level 3)
  • Psychology Skills & Applications (Level 1)
  • Research Internship (Level 2/3)

2021

  • Applied Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Online Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Advanced: Level 4): Developed video-based qualitative research methods teaching materials to be included within the course, ongoing.

2020

  • Big Picture Psychology: Global Challenges, Psychological Perspectives (Level 2)
  • Perception and Cognition (Level 3): Course coordinator
  • Perception and Cognition (Level 3): Perception
  • Psychological Skills and Applications (Level 1)

2018

  • Psychology, Science & Society (Level 3): Tutor

2017

  • Psychology, Science & Society (Level 3): Tutor

2016

  • Learning and Behaviour (Level 3): Tutor
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Representative International Society of Critical Health Psychology Executive Commmittee n/a (International committee) Australia
    2017 - 2018 Chair 2018 Postgraduate Gender, Sex and Sexualities Conference Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    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
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Peer review for Supportive Care in Cancer Peer Review Supportive Care in Cancer
    2020 - ongoing Peer Review for Community Mental Health Journal Peer Review Community Mental Health Journal
    2019 - ongoing Peer review for Sexual and Relationship Therapy Peer Review Sexual and Relationship Therapy
    2018 - 2019 Guest editor for Writing From Below Editorial Writing From Below
    2017 - ongoing Peer review for Writing From Below Peer Review Writing From Below
    2017 - ongoing Peer review for Journal of Health Psychology Peer Review Journal of Health Psychology
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135266
  • Email: kristi.urry@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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