Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Melissa Opozda is a health psychologist in private practice and a postdoctoral researcher in the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, Adelaide Medical School.
Her clinical and research interests include:
- Overweight, obesity, and bariatric surgery;
- Sustainable health behaviour change (e.g. re: smoking, alcohol, exercise, eating);
- Psychological difficulties related to chronic and acute health issues;
- Chronic health condition self-management;
- Primary care patient interactions;
- Parent/carer/sibling stress (especially re: persons with a disability or health issue); and
- Blood, organ, and tissue donation/transplantation.
Date Position Institution name 2017 Postdoctoral research fellow University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2010 University of Adelaide Australia M Psych (Hlth) 2004 University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons) Psych 2003 University of Adelaide Australia BA (Psych)
Year Citation 2018 Mcintosh, M., Opozda, M., Chambers, S. K., Galvao, D. A., & Short, C. E. (2018). Men's experiences on active surveillance: an insight into their coping strategies and the factors that influence their adherence. Poster session presented at the meeting of BJU INTERNATIONAL. Brisbane, AUSTRALIA: WILEY. 2018 McIntosh, M., Galvao, D. A., Opozda, M., Chambers, S. K., & Short, C. E. (2018). Men's attitudes and preferences toward exercise-based support during active surveillance for prostate cancer. Poster session presented at the meeting of BJU INTERNATIONAL. Brisbane, AUSTRALIA: WILEY. 2006 Barton, C., Proudfoot, J., Opolski, M., Ramsay, E., Bubner, T., Harris, M., & Beilby, J. (2006). When do GPs modify the care they provide to patients with chronic disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand & The Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting (TSANZ), as published in Respirology. Canberra, Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Co-Supervisor Men's Experiences with Prostate Cancer and Active Surveillance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Megan McIntosh
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