Associate Professor Kerry O’Brien

kerry-obrien-profile2Research Interests: hazardous drinking & social harms; stigma, prejudice and health; social and health policy; psycho-social aspects of obesity; effects of alcohol and gambling advertising and sponsorship; addiction.

Teaching Areas: social and health policy, stigma and health, research methods in social sciences, public health, health promotion, applied social psychology, social identity.

Service Roles:
A/Editor, Addiction.
Chair of research committee, School of Social Sciences.
Promotions and Probation Panels
Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Expert Panel Member (Alcohol).

Research Publication Profile:

Latest Teaching Evaluations:
2016 Teaching Evaluations Kerry O’Brien CAULFIELD CAMPUS
2016 Teaching Evaluations Kerry O’Brien CLAYTON CAMPUS


PhD (8/2004) University of Otago, New Zealand.

BA Hons (1st Class) University of Otago, New Zealand.

Postgrad Research Supervision:

I’ve supervised over 35 research students (PhD, Masters, and Honours), and currently supervise 3 PhD students and 2 honours students.

Professor Kypros Kypri (Newcastle University)
Professor Rebecca Puhl (Yale University)
Professor Janet Latner (University of Hawaii)
Professor Peter Miller (Deakin University)
Professor Ted Ruffman (University of Otago)
Professor Jackie Hunter (University of Otago)
Dr Dermot Lynott (Lancaster University)
Associate Professor Adrian Carter (Monash University)
Associate Professor Albert Espelt (Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona)
Professor Greg Kolt (University of Western Sydney)
Dr Walter Forrest (University of Queensland).

Research Expertise:
Experimental design and program evaluation (Quantitative/Qualitative Analysis)
Psychometrics (Scale/measure development and validation)
Survey Design and Implementation
Health Policy Analysis
Assessment of Implicit (unconscious) cognitions.

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