Dr Candice Oster

Senior Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Candice Oster is a Research Fellow in the Caring Futures Institute. She has diverse research interests from understanding experiences of health and healthcare through to contextual factors such as social determinants of health and organisational and system change. She has expertise in qualitative research methodologies and mixed methods research and an interest in the use of theory as an interpretive lens in research.

Dr Oster's current research projects include developing sustainable models and mechanisms of social prescribing to address social determinants of health, and the development of a virtual client authoring tool to support communication skills training. She is also interested in the relationship between place/space and wellbeing and the use of participatory research approaches such as Photovoice.


2003 PhD (Health)

1997 BA(Hons Psychology), First Class

1996 BA

Honours, awards and grants

The Australian Psychological Society Prize, University of Adelaide, 1997

Teaching interests

Theories and Models of Health Behaviour;

Implementation Science;

Motivational Interviewing;

Qualitative Research

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nursing (1)