Dr Camille Short

Dr Camille Short
 Position NHMRC ECR Fellow
 Org Unit Medical Specialties
 Email camille.short@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0532
 Mobile +61 4 0828 8786
 Location Floor/Room 7 ,  SAHMRI ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Camille Short is a behavioural scientist and research fellow at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. She completed her PhD in behavioural science at the University of Newcastle in 2013.  After which, she spent two years working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Central Queensland University, before moving to Adelaide. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions, with particular focus on lifestyle behaviours, eHealth interventions, persuasive communication, enhancing user engagement and designing interventions for high risk population sub-groups. Her work is cross-disciplinary, incorporating evidence and theory from health, social and cognitive psychology, computer science, marketing, exercise physiology, nutrition, oncology, and public health. She has attracted over 1 million AUD in research funding and currently holds a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship awarded by the Australian Government.


    Students interested in conducting research under Dr Short's supervision should express their interest via email: Camille.Short@adelaide.edu.au  

  • Qualifications

    B Psyc (Hons) 

    PhD (Behavioural Science) 

  • Awards & Achievements

    2016 - Tall Poppy SA Award 

    2015 - Women's Research Excellence Award, University of Adelaide.   

    2014 - Awarded NHMRC ECR Fellowship 

    2013 - Awarded NHMRC Project grant (CIE). A RCT investigating the effectiveness of tailored videos in promoting physical activity using the Internet. $690,627

    2012 - Nominated for RHD Research Excellence Award 

    2011 - Awarded Australian Post-Graduate Award 

    2010 - Awarded NSW Cancer Institute Research Scholars Award

  • Research Funding





    Short C. Australian Federation of Graduate Women travel grant

    Short C.  Beat Cancer Project Travel Grant, SAHMRI, $1750 

    Short, C. National Health Medical Research Institute Early Career Research Fellowship, $320,000 


    Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Short, C., Rebar, A. L., Rogers, N., Brown, W. Efficacy of a web- and smartphone-based intervention to improve multiple health behaviours: the Balance project. Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation, $70,000 


    Hayman M, Short C, Reaburn P. Healthy Central Queensland Grants Fund. Fit4Two – Usability and initial efficacy testing of a web-site delivered behavior change intervention designed to promote physical activity levels among pregnant women. APP1406260003. $19,644 


    Vandelanotte, C. Plotnikoff, RC., Duncan, MJ., Mummery, WK., Short, C. National Health and Medical Research Council. APP1049369. My Personal Activity Advice – A RCT investigating the effectiveness of tailored videos in promoting physical activity using the Internet. $690,627 


    Short C. Travel Grant-in Aid, Cancer Council Queensland, $3000. 



    Short C, Girgis A, Plotnikoff R, James E. Move More for Life: A tailored physical activity program for Australian breast cancer survivors. Cancer Institute NSW. $50,000 

  • Publications

    See Researchgate for up-to-date list of publications 


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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019

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