Dr Sarah Hunter

Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (N218-5)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Sarah Hunter completed a Bachelor in Psychology (Honours) in 2013 and went on to complete her PhD in Psychology in 2017. Her research interests relate to the role of social norms and expectations and how the discourses surrounding these impacts on the lives of fathers, families and caregivers. One of her more notable publications in this area published in Social Personality and Psychology Compass challenged current thinking in the field by arguing that suggestions of shifts in masculinity are overstated.

Sarah also has expertise and experience in the fields of implementation science and knowledge translation. She works across various mutlidisciplinary projects focused on implementing evidence-based programs into health systems and policy.

Sarah currently works as a Research Fellow in the Health Stay to Life team within the Caring Futures Institute. In this role, Sarah co-ordinates and leads the research aligned to the Public Health Partner Authority agreement between Wellbeing SA and the Caring Futures Institute. In this role, she applies her knowledge translation and implementation skills to shape an evidence-informed Early Years System in South Australia that engages and supports parents and caregivers for imrpoved child health and wellbeing.


2014-2017:  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

2013:      Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

           School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia

2009-2012:  Bachelor of Psychological Science

           School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia

Honours, awards and grants
  • Vice President and Executive Dean Early Career Researcher Award (2021)
  • Allied and Scientific Health Office Award (2021)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group Conference Travel Scholarship (2018)
  • Margaret Foddy Postgraduate Travel Award (2015)
  • Best Poster Award (2015)
  • Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities Award (2014)
Supervisory interests
Evidence based practice
Knowledge translation