Dr Brennan Ong

Dr Brennan Ong
 Position Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit Psychology
 Email brennan.ong@adelaide.edu.au
  • Awards & Achievements

    Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2015

    Graduate Centre, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    The Psychology Award for Excellence in Tutoring 2013

    School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Bendigo Bank Poster Prize 2013

    Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Conference, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship 2008

    The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

  • Research Interests

    • Applied Decision Making
    • Persuasion & Counter-persuasion
    • Pharmaceutical promotion/advertising
    • Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI); Understanding the mind-body connection


    My doctoral research investigated the impact of pharmaceutical advertising on both the medical profession and the general public.

    Specifically, I investigated the impact of incidental exposure to print advertising on medical students' implicit and explicit attitudes toward the advertised drug and evaluated the effectiveness of an educational intervention for the general public. This intervention was designed to inform consumers about industry sponsored disease awareness campaigns as well as cultivate healthy scepticism towards such potentially biased and misleading sources of health information.

  • Publications

  • Professional Associations

    Society for Personailty & Social Psychology (SPSP)

    Golden Key International Honours Society


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