Ms Gemma Sharp

Position/s:Clinical PhD Candidate
School of Psychology
Phone: +61 8 82012565
Location: Social Sciences North (347)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


BSc (Mol Biol) (Adel.); Dip Lang (Jap) (Adel.); BSc (Hons) (Adel.); MSc (Cantab); Grad Dip Psyc (Adel.); BBSc (Hons) (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants

Trans-Tasman 3MT Finalist (2013)
Winner of the Flinders University 3MT Competition (2013)
Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2016)
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2012)
Graduate Diploma Psychological Sciences Prize (2011)
Summer Scholarship in Psychology (2011)
General Sir John Monash Award (2007-2009)
Cancer Research UK Studentship (2007-2009)
Honorary Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar (2007-2009)
BSc (Hons) University Medal (2005)
Derrick Rowley Prize for Honours in Microbiology and Immunology (2005)
John L. Young Honours Scholarship (2005)
Microbiology and Immunology Third Year Award (2004)
Summer Scholarship in Microbiology and Immunology (2003)
Admission to Golden Key Honours Society (2002)
Summer Scholarship in Statistics (2002)
Dean's Certificate of Merit for Molecular and Cell Biology (2002)


Teaching interests

2014: Tutor for PSYC2018: Research Methods 2

2013 & 2014: Tutor and Teaching Assistant for PSYC1101: Psychology 1A and PSYC1102: Psychology 1B

2013: Tutor for PSYC3004: Advanced Social Psychology

2012: Demonstrator for MMED2935: Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Research and supervision

Research interests

My PhD thesis investigates the influence of sociocultural factors on attitudes toward female genital cosmetic surgery.
Supervisors: Professor Marika Tiggemann and Dr Julie Mattiske


Refereed journal articles
Sharp, G., Hutchinson, A. D., Prichard, I., & Wilson, C. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Food-Life Questionnaire - Short form. Appetite, 70, 112-118. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2013.07.001
Shehata, M., Teschendorff, A., Sharp, G., Novcic, N., Russell, I. A., Avril, S., ... Stingl, J. (2012). Phenotypic and functional characterisation of the luminal cell hierarchy of the mammary gland. Breast Cancer Research, 14, R134. doi:10.1186/bcr3334

Conference publications
Sharp, G., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. D., & Wilson, C. (2013, May). The efficacy of an appearance-based intervention to prevent skin cancer. In 11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference: Adelaide, Australia.


Refereed journal articles
  • Sharp, G., Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I. and Wilson, C. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Food-Life Questionnaire - Short Form. Appetite, 70 pp. 112-118. [Link]

Professional and community engagement

Student Representative on the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Research Higher Degrees Committee
General Sir John Monash Scholar Alumni

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