Understanding why people behave the way they do when it comes to health and lifestyle choices helps to guide decisions and actions aimed at reducing the impact of cancer on individuals and communities. Behavioural researchers design studies that investigate why people engage in specific behaviours by exploring attitudes and beliefs, perceptions of risk factors and motivation for change. In addition, behavioural researchers also test new interventions, such as methods to increase participation in cancer screening and prevention programs or programs that offer support to individuals with a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Council SA uses peer-reviewed evidence obtained from behavioural researchers who work collaboratively across a range of contexts and organisations to guide decisions and practices regarding how to best reduce the burden of cancer to the South Australian community.
Currently recruiting behavioural research studies are listed below.
Please enquire with the relevant contact person should you be interested in a study.