Kerry Ettridge

PhD in Medicine, B Psych (Hons)

  • 163 Citations
  • 8 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

  • 163 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Letter
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.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

“Prostate cancer is far more hidden…”: Perceptions of stigma, social isolation and help-seeking among men with prostate cancer

Ettridge, K., Bowden, J., Chambers, S. K., Smith, D. P., Murphy, M., Evans, S. M., Roder, D. & Miller, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 27, 2, e12790.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle