Dr Ingrid Flight

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

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


Key responsibilities

Dr Ingrid Flight is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Flinders University (SA) Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC). Her expertise in general terms covers the identification, development and testing of behaviourally-based approaches aimed at increasing the uptake of preventive health behaviours, with a focus on screening for cancer. Her research interests also lie in the broad area of cancer survivorship. Over both these areas, she has a strong commitment to consumer participation and addressing individual and system barriers that may act against informed health decision-making, including quality of life, health literacy, patient activation and information seeking styles.

Research expertise
Consumer and carer perspectives
Public health and health services
Research interests

Preventive health behaviours particularly relating to cancer screening and vaccination; cancer survivorship; factors that contribute toward informed decision making, including doctor-patient communication; online decision support tools for preventive health behaviour; mind-body relationship

Supervisory interests
Health psychology
Public health
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: HPV vaccination as a preventive health behaviour (1), Psychological adjustment of children of a parent with cancer (1), Development of an ESL curriculum for chronic disease prevention (1)

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