Dr Kate Gunn

Academic Status

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

place Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kate has been carrying out both qualitative and quantitative research in psycho-oncology since 2009 and has clinical experience working as a Psychologist with cancer patients and their families.

She is based in the Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia, but has full academic status at Flinders University and works closely with the Cancer and Behavioral Research Unit in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, led by Professor Carlene Wilson.

Kate’s main research interests include understanding and appropriately addressing rural/urban health disparities, the psychosocial needs of rural people affected by cancer, rural help-seeking behavior, farmers’ health and well-being, and testing online and telephone-based cancer support and mental health interventions.

She is also interested in the application of behavior change theory and Participatory Action Research methods. Her PhD research led to the development of a supportive care website for rural South Australians, www.countrycancersupport.com.au.

In 2013 she was named the South Australian Young Achiever of the Year for this work. In addition to her research role, Kate currently works part-time as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, assisting children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of mental health issues.


B. Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Clin), PhD, MAPS

Topic coordinator
PHCA8517 Undertaking Translational Research In Cancer Prevention
Supervisory interests
Behaviour change
Cancer carers
Health psychology
Mental health
Rural health
Rural mental health
Further information

Nee Gunn

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