Dr Tess Gregory

Dr Tess Gregory
 Position Adjunct Professor
 Org Unit Public Health
 Email tess.gregory@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8207 2026
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science (2000)
    • Honours Psychology (2001)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (2007)

  • Research Interests

    My research focuses on the social and emotional wellbeing, development and academic achievement of children and adolescents. My research is primarily quantitative and utilises large, population-level datasets including the South Australian Wellbeing and Engagement Collection (WEC) and the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).  I also have a strong interest in psychometrics and measurement. I am interested in supervising PhD or Masters projects in these areas.

  • Publications

    Gregory, T., Dal Grande, E., Brushe, M., Engelhardt, D., Luddy, S., Guhn, M., Gadermann, A., Schonert-Reichl, K.A., & Brinkman, S. (2021). Associations between school readiness and student wellbeing: A Six-Year Follow up Study. Child Indicators Research, 14, 369=390. doi.org/10.1007/s12187-020-09760-6

    Collier, L.R., Gregory, T., Harman-Smith, Y., Gialamas, A., & Brinkman, S.A. (2020).  Inequalities in child development at school entry: a repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Australian Early Development Census 2009-2018. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 4, 100057. doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.100057

     Gregory, D., Turnbull, D., Bednarz, J., & Gregory, T. (2020).  The role of social support in differentiating trajectories of adolescent depressed mood.  Journal of Adolescence, 85, 1-11. doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.09.004

     Sincovich, A., Gregory, T., Zanon, C., Santos, D.D., Lynch, J., & Brinkman, S.A. (2020). Measuring early child development in low and middle income countries: Investigating the validity of the early Human Capability Index.  Social Sciences & Medicine – Population Health, 11, 100613, doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100613.

    Sincovich, A., Gregory, T., Harman-Smith, Y., Brinkman, S. (2020). Exploring Associations Between Playgroup Attendance and Early Childhood Development at School Entry in Australia: A Cross-Sectional Population-Level Study. American Educational Research Journal, 57(2), 475–503. doi.org/10.3102/0002831219854369

    Sincovich, A., Gregory, T., Zanon, C., Santos, D.D., Lynch, J., & Brinkman, S.A. (2019). Measuring early childhood development in multiple contexts: The internal factor structure and reliability of the early Human Capability Index in seven low and middle income countries.  BMC Paediatrics 19:471, doi.org/10.1186/s12887-019-1852-5.

    Chong, S.Y., Chittleborough, C.R., Gregory, T., Lynch, J.W., Mittinty, M.N., & Smithers, L.G. (2019). The controlled direct effect of temperament at 2-3 years on cognitive and academic outcomes at 6-7 years.  PLoS one, 14(6), e0204189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204189

    Gregory, T., Engelhardt, D., Lewkowicz, A., Luddy, S., Guhn, M., Gadermann, A., Schonert-Reichl, K.A. & Brinkman, S (2019).  Validity of the Middle Years Development Instrument for Population Monitoring of Student Wellbeing in Australian School Children. Child Indicators Research, 12(3), 873-899.

    Sincovich, A., Gregory, T., Wilson, A., & Brinkman, S. (2018).  The Social Impacts of Mining on Local Communities in Australia.  Rural Society, 27, 18-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/10371656.2018.1443725

    Chong, S.Y., Chittleborough, C.R., Gregory, T., Lynch, J.W., Mittinty, M.N., & Smithers, L.G. (2017).  Associations between parental food-choice control and use of food to soothe with adiposity in childhood and adolescence.  Appetite, 113(1), 71-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.018

    Searle, A., Smithers, L, Chittleborough, C., Gregory, T., Lynch, J. (2017).  Gestational age and school achievement: a population study. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 102, F409-F416, doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-310950.

    Chong, S.Y., Chittleborough, C.R., Gregory, T., Mittinty, M.N., Lynch, J.W., & Smithers, L.G. (2016).  Parenting practices at 24 to 47 months and IQ at age 8: Effect-measure modification by infant temperament.  PLOS ONE, 11(3): e0152452. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152452.

    Smithers, L., Chong, S., Chittleborough, C., Gregory, T., Lynch, J.W. (2015).  Authors respond to the Commentary on Chong et al. “How many infants are temperamentally difficult?” Infant Behavior and Development, 41, 164-166.

    Wilson CJ, Flight IHK, Turnbull D, Gregory T, Cole SR, Young GP, Zajac IT.  (2015). A randomised controlled trial of personalised decision support delivered via the internet for bowel cancer screening with a faecal occult blood test: the effects of tailoring of messages according to social cognitive variables on participation.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15:25, doi:10.1186/s12911-015-0147-5.

    Chong, S., Chittleborough, C., Gregory, T., Lynch, J.W. & Smithers, L. G. (2015).  How many infants are temperamentally difficult? Comparing norms from the Revised Infant Temperament Questionnaire to a population sample of UK infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 40, 20-28.

    Brinkman, S., Gregory, T., Goldfeld, S., Lynch, J.W., & Hardy, M. (2014).  Data Resource Profile: The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI).   International Journal of Epidemiology, 43 (4), 1089-1096,   doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu085

    Brinkman, S., Gregory, T., Harris, J., Hart, B., Blackmore, S., & Janus, M. (2013). Associations between the early development instrument at age 5, and reading and numeracy skills at ages 8, 10 and 12: a prospective linked data study. Child Indicators Research, 6 (4), 695-708, doi: 10.1007/s12187-013-9189-3. 

    Gregory, T., Cole, S. R., Wilson, C., Flight, I. H., Zajac, I. T., Turnbull, D., et al. (2013). Exploring the Validity of the Continuum of Resistance Model for Discriminating Early from Late and Non-uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening: Implications for the Design of Invitation and Reminder Letters. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20 (4), 572-581. doi: 10.1007/s12529-012-9254-1.

    Brinkman, S., Gialamas, A., Rahman, A., Mittinty M.N., Gregory, T., Silburn, S. et al. (2012).  Jurisdictional, geographic, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: Analysis of a national census of 5 year olds in Australia.  BMJ Open, 2: e001075. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001075.

    Cole, S.R., Gregory, T., Whibley, A, Ward, P., Turnbull, D., Wilson, C., Flight, I.H., Esterman, A., & Young, G. (2012).  Predictors of Re-Participation in Faecal Occult Blood Test-Based Screening for Colorectal Cancer.  Australia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13 (12), 5989-5994.

    Duncan, A., Turnbull, D., Gregory, T., Cole, S., Young, G., Flight, I., et al. (2012). Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change to Describe Readiness to Rescreen for Colorectal Cancer with a Faecal Occult Blood Test. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23, 122-128.

    Osborne, J. M., Wilson, C., Moore, V., Gregory, T., Flight, I., & Young, G. P. (2012). Sample preference for colorectal cancer screening tests: Blood or Faeces? Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2, 326-331. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2012.23047.

    Lindblom, K., Gregory, T., Wilson, C., Flight, I.H.K., & Zajac, I. (2012).  The impact of computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, and perceived usability and acceptability on the efficacy of a decision support tool for colorectal cancer screening.  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 19, 407- 412. https://doi.org/10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000225

    Cole, S., Zajac, I., Gregory, T., Mehaffey, S., Roosa, N. M., Turnbull, D., et al. (2011). Psychosocial Variables Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening in South Australia. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18, 302-309.

    Gregory, T., Wilson, C., Duncan, A., Turnbull, D., Cole, S., & Young, G. (2011). Demographic, social cognitive and social ecological predictors of intention and participation in screening for colorectal cancer. BMC Public Health, 11, 38.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., Burns, N. R., Danthiir, V., Wilson, C., & Wittert, G. (2011). Sex differences in inspection time with age. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 593-596.

    Wilson, C., Flight, I., Zajac, I., Turnbull, D., Young, G., Cole, S. & Gregory, T. (2010). Protocol for population testing of an Internet-based Personalised Decision Support system for colorectal cancer screening. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10:50.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., & Wilson, C. (2010). Openness to experience, intelligence, and successful ageing. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 895-899.

    Severino, G., Wilson, C., Turnbull, D., Duncan, A., & Gregory, T. (2009). Attitudes Towards and Beliefs about Colorectal Cancer and Screening using the Faecal Occult Blood Test within the Italian-Australian Community. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 10, 387-394.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., & Wilson, C. (2009). Inspection time and everyday functioning: A longitudinal study. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 999-1002.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., & Wilson, C. (2009). Within-person changes in inspection time predict memory. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 741-743.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., Howard, S., & Wilson, C. (2009). A Test of the Cascade Model in the Elderly. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 71 - 73.

    Gregory, T., Callaghan, A., Nettelbeck, T., & Wilson, C. (2009). Inspection time predicts individual differences in everyday functioning among elderly adults: Testing discriminant validity. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28, 87-92.

    Gregory, T., Nettelbeck, T., Howard, S., & Wilson, C. (2008). Inspection Time: A biomarker for cognitive decline. Intelligence, 36, 664 - 671.


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