Kerry Ettridge

PhD in Medicine, B Psych (Hons)

  • 187 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Dr Kerry Ettridge is a Senior Behavioural Scientist in the Health Policy Centre at SAHMRI, and has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Adelaide (2010), and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) (2001) from Flinders University. Dr Ettridge has worked in applied research and evaluation since 2002, with the past 10 years in behavioural risk reduction for chronic disease, with expertise in obesity, tobacco use, alcohol consumption and sun protection; and the psychosocial impact of cancer, including help-seeking behaviour, and patient reported outcomes.

Research Interests


Dr Ettridge’s work is focused on understanding behavioural risk reduction for chronic disease, and the psychosocial impact of cancer. Previous work focused on behavioural risk reduction has included projects in obesity, sugary drink consumption, tobacco control (including tobacco control policy and legislation, and smoking among young adults), and sun protective behaviours. Dr Ettridge has current research interests in these areas, with a particular focus on sugary drink consumption.


Dr Ettridge also has a long-standing interest in help-seeking behaviour for emotional and psychosocial issues stemming from her PhD which investigated determinants of adolescents’ help-seeking behaviour. Dr Ettridge has current research interests in the psychosocial aspects of cancer including patient reported outcomes and help-seeking, with current projects in prostate and breast cancer.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

Bachelor's Degree (Honours)

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide

Nov 2010 → …

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 187 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Are Australians ready for warning labels, marketing bans and sugary drink taxes? Two cross-sectional surveys measuring support for policy responses to sugar-sweetened beverages

Miller, C., Dono, J., Wakefield, M. A., Pettigrew, S., Coveney, J., Roder, D., Durkin, S. J., Wittert, G., Martin, J. & Ettridge, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : BMJ open. 9, 6, e027962.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

Understanding variation in men's help-seeking for cancer symptoms: A semistructured interview study

Fish, J. A., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, E. A. & Wilson, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 20, 1, p. 61-70 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Who drinks sugar sweetened beverages and juice? An Australian population study of behaviour, awareness and attitudes

Miller, C., Wakefield, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Roder, D., O'Dea, K., Ettridge, K. & Dono, J., 3 Jan 2019, In : BMC Obesity. 6, 1, 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle