Dr Amanda Hutchinson

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Amanda Hutchinson joined Flinders University as postdoctoral research fellow in cancer prevention in 2008. Amanda has a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and a PhD in Psychology. She has a background in neuropsychology and her PhD examined the size and composition of the corpus callosum, a white matter structure in the brain, in young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although enrolled at the University of Adelaide, she conducted this research as a remote student in the USA at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her current research is focused on the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer through behaviours such as diet, exercise and participating in cancer screening.


BA (Hons)

M Psych (Clinical)


Honours, awards and grants
Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow, American Australian Association, 2007
Anna Florence Booth Prize, best masters thesis in 2005, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide
Supervisory interests
Alcohol consumption
Behavioural influences on cancer risk and cancer screening participation
Cancer risk perception
Cancer, primary and secondary prevention strategies
Dietary intervention for cancer prevention
Family health
Health promotion and education
Health psychology
Nutrition and cancer prevention
Obesity prevention, family environment
Obesity prevention, healthy behaviours
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Causal attributions of cancer survivors (1), Intergenerational transmission of food choices (1)