Dr Candice Oster

Lecturer (On-line Education and Development)

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Dr Candice Oster is a researcher and lecturer in the Discipline of Behavioural Health. She has diverse research interests across the spectrum of behavioural health, from theories and models of health behaviour, through individual behavioural health interventions, to understanding the community, organisational, and policy contexts of health behaviour. Dr Oster has expertise in qualitative research methodologies and mixed methods research, with an extensive publication record across a wide range of health-related fields. She is particularly interested in the contexts of health behaviour such as social determinants of health, organisation and system change, and research into place and space. Her teaching interests include theories and models of health behaviour, implementation science, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr Oster is also researching the use of virtual clients for teaching and learning client-centred communication skills.


2009 PhD (Health)

1997 BA(Hons Psychology), First Class

1996 BA

Honours, awards and grants

The Australian Psychological Society Prize, University of Adelaide, 1997

Key responsibilities

Research Associate

Lecturer, Chronic Condition Management

Teaching interests

Theories and Models of Health Behaviour;

Implementation Science;

Motivational Interviewing;

Qualitative Research

Topic lecturer
MHSC8034 Motivational Interviewing
MHSC8112 Implementing Change in Healthcare Systems
MHSC8116 Client-Centred Health Behaviour Change
MHSC8115B Chronic Condition Management for Specific Conditions, Contexts or Populations B
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nursing (1)