Kristi Urry

Kristi Urry

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Visiting Research Fellow

I completed my PhD 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 Prof 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 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. I continue to publish and conduct research in this field.

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
    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

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