Dr Elena Rudnik

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
PO Box 11060, Adelaide SA 5001
  • PhD in the field of Health Psychology, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology), University of Adelaide
  • Masters Degree in Grief and Palliative Counselling, University of Adelaide
Honours, awards and grants
  • Winner of the 'Three Minute Thesis' competition, UniSA, in August 2010 presenting her thesis entitled 'Blokes, brains and behaviours' which examined the predictors of health behaviour for young adult men in regional South Australia.
  • Competed in the Australian and New Zealand Three Minute Thesis Finals hosted by the University of Queensland in September 2010.
  • Best Student Presentation at the UniSA Centre for Regional Engagement Research Symposium, 2009
Key responsibilities
Project Manager, Teaching and Learning IPE Communication Project
Tutor, Quantitative Research Methods, Health Sciences
Research Associate, currently working for UniSA
Research expertise
Allied health workforce, rural and remote
Health professional education
Mental health promotion in educational settings
Research interests
  • interprofessional education (IPE)
  • men's mental health
  • grief following acquired disability
  • rural and remote mental health
  • Teaching interests
    • Interprofessional Communication and Practice (IPP)
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Mixed Method Research Methods
    • Vocational Casemanagement & Counselling
    • Rural Mental Health for Men
    Supervisory interests
    Grief and loss of men following an acquired disability
    Health psychology
    Interprofessional education
    Interprofessional practice in a rural setting
    Rural mental health services
    Vocational rehabilitation
    Higher degree by research supervision
    Associate supervisor: How do IPE workshops influence health and medical student professional identity (1)
    Expert for media contact
    Interpersonal skills
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    0427 398 713
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    Media expertise
    • Grief
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Men
    • Research

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