Dr Emma Kemp

Research Fellow

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

+61 8 74219954
place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Emma Kemp (PhD) is an ECR and Research Fellow specialising in psycho-oncology and cancer survivorship. She obtained her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2014 and began her career in psycho-oncology coordinating the national multi-site RCT of an online psychotherapeutic intervention designed for people with early stage cancers (Finding My Way). Dr Kemp is an expert in issues pertaining to use and implementation of digital health in cancer care and has a special interest in accessibility and usability of digital health platforms, having consulted with a broad range of stakeholders for scoping and usability studies to inform the development of an online intervention for women living with metastatic breast cancer (Finding My Way – Advanced), and the Australian Digital Health in Cancer Care Roadmap. Her research expertise in cancer extends to psychosocial and survivorship issues commonly experienced by women with breast cancer, including understanding of the evidence base and evidence gaps for psychotherapeutic and other interventions for breast cancer survivors and women living with metastatic breast cancer, and comorbidities experienced by cancer survivors, particularly cardiovascular comorbidities. She has most recently applied her expertise in stakeholder consultation to investigate consumer and health professional preferences for management of cardiovascular disease in people with common cancers (breast, prostate, and haematological cancers), and to investigate barriers to digital health engagament affecting people living with socioeconomic disadvantage. She currently coordinates the multi-site RCT of the Finding My Way - Advanced online intervention for women with metastatic breast cancer.


PhD (Psychology), The University of Adelaide, 2014

Health Science Honours (Psychology), The University of Adelaide, 2006

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, English), The University of Adelaide, 2004

Diploma in Languages (Indonesian), The University of Adelaide, 2004

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant, 2021

Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute Kickstart Seed Grant, 2019

Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trial Groups Training Award, 2019

Beat Cancer Travel Grant recipient, 2017

University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal, 2014

University of Adelaide Dean’s Commendation, 2014

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2008-2013

University of Adelaide APS Prize, 2006

Key responsibilities

My responsibilties include contributing to study design, preparing ethics, governance and grant applications, coordinating investigator meetings, recruitment of participants, collection and analysis of data, and preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication. I co-supervise one HDR student and mentor/supervise several other research assistants and staff across several projects.

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