Biography

Kristy Sanderson joined UEA in January 2017 as Chair in Applied Health Research in the School of Health Sciences. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist and has been a registered psychologist earlier in her career. Her approach is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multi-method. She has supervised/collaborated across the health and social sciences including medical specialties, public health, nursing, psychology, business, economics, and sociology. Much of her research is policy-driven in partnership with stakeholders in the public and private sector. She is an experienced PhD supervisor.

Kristy is interested in all aspects of mental health and wellbeing from a public health/population health perspective. She has been a Chief Investigator on competitive grants totalling AU$9.8 million, including a highly competitive Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship plus project support from both the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council. She has been continuously funded by NHMRC for 17 years (2003-2019). With her collaborators, current and recent projects include:

  • an evaluation of a workplace health promotion program across an entire public sector workforce of 30,000 employees
  • a novel modelling study to explore improved management of work attendance in employees with depression
  • examination of the relevance of current models of workplace mental health promotion and prevention to mangers and senior leaders in different industry settings
  • a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a telephone-delivered psychological intervention for depression after a heart attack
  • a cohort study of psychopathology following a heart attack
  • a 30-year cohort study of childhood determinants of adult health, with particular interest in mental health pathways to cardiometabolic risk
  • impact of depression on community management of people with heart failure
  • randomised controlled trial of a workplace mental health promotion intervention
  • effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness training in different industry settings
  • impact of multimorbidity on quality of life and health service use amongst working adults
  • psychosocial factors and health outcomes in chronic kidney disease
  • how to improve resilience for the aged care workforce.

Kristy continues as an Adjunct (Honorary) Professor at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania and as Director of a regional training centre for the global gold standard psychiatric diagnostic interview, the WHO-CIDI, supporting high-quality psychiatric research within the Asia Pacific/Western Pacific region. She has served on 13 national grant review panels (selection panels) in health and medical research and chaired a state-wide scientific review ethics committee. She is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Workplace Health Management, on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Health Promotion, and a former Editor of Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology. She has held national leadership roles in the Australasian Epidemiological Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

ORCID 0000-0002-3132-2745

All Publications

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Miller, A., Sanderson, K., Bruno, R., Breslin, M., Neil, A. L.

(2017)

The prevalence of pain and analgesia use in the Australian population: Findings from the 2011 to 2012 Australian National Health Survey,

in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

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Wang, L., Si, L., Cocker, F., Palmer, A. J., Sanderson, K.

(2017)

A Systematic Review of Cost-of-Illness Studies of Multimorbidity,

in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

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Wang, S., Sanderson, K., Venn, A., Dwyer, T., Gall, S.

(2017)

Association between childhood health, socioeconomic and school-related factors and effort-reward imbalance at work: a 25-year follow-up study,

in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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de Graaff, B., Neil, A., Si, L., Yee, K. C., Sanderson, K., Gurrin, L., Palmer, A. J.

(2017)

Cost-Effectiveness of Different Population Screening Strategies for Hereditary Haemochromatosis in Australia,

in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

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pp. 521–534

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Wang, L., Palmer, A. J., Otahal, P., Cocker, F., Sanderson, K.

(2017)

Multimorbidity and Health Care Service Utilization in the Australian Workforce: Findings From the National Health Survey,

in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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pp. 795–802

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Memish, K., Martin, A., Bartlett, L., Dawkins, S., Sanderson, K.

(2017)

Workplace mental health: An international review of guidelines,

in Preventive Medicine

101

pp. 213–222

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Richardson, E. M., Schüz, N., Sanderson, K., Scott, J. L., Schüz, B.

(2017)

Illness representations, coping, and illness outcomes in people with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis,

in Psycho-Oncology

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pp. 724–737

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De Graaff, B., Si, L., Neil, A. L., Yee, K. C., Sanderson, K., Gurrin, L. C., Palmer, A. J.

(2017)

Population screening for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia: Construction and validation of a state-transition cost-effectiveness model,

in PharmacoEconomics - Open

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pp. 37-51

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Kilpatrick, M., Blizzard, L., Sanderson, K., Teale, B., Jose, K., Venn, A.

(2017)

Barriers and facilitators to participation in workplace health promotion (WHP) activities: results from a cross-sectional survey of public-sector employees in Tasmania, Australia,

in Health Promotion Journal of Australia

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Wang, L., Palmer, A. J., Cocker, F., Sanderson, K.

(2017)

Multimorbidity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a nationally representative population sample: implications of count versus cluster method for defining multimorbidity on HRQoL,

in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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article no. 7

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de Graaff, B., Neil, A., Sanderson, K., Yee, K. C., Palmer, A. J.

(2017)

Costs associated with hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia: a cost-of-illness study,

in Australian Health Review

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pp. 254-267

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Huynh, Q. L., Negishi, K., Blizzard, L., Saito, M., De Pasquale, C. G., Hare, J. L., Leung, D., Stanton, T., Sanderson, K., Venn, A. J., Marwick, T. H.

(2016)

Mild cognitive impairment predicts death and readmission within 30days of discharge for heart failure,

in International Journal of Cardiology

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pp. 212-217

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Gall, S. L., Sanderson, K., Smith, K. J., Patton, G., Dwyer, T., Venn, A.

(2016)

Bi-directional associations between healthy lifestyles and mood disorders in young adults: The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study,

in Psychological Medicine

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pp. 2535-2548

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Jarman, L., Martin, A., Venn, A., Otahal, P., Blizzard, L., Teale, B., Sanderson, K.

(2016)

Workplace Health Promotion and Mental Health: Three-Year Findings from Partnering Healthy@Work,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e0156791

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Huynh, Q. L., Negishi, K., Blizzard, L., Sanderson, K., Venn, A. J., Marwick, T. H.

(2016)

Predictive Score for 30-Day Readmission or Death in Heart Failure,

in JAMA Cardiology

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pp. 362-364

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Jose, K., Venn, A., Jarman, L., Seal, J., Teale, B., Scott, J., Sanderson, K.

(2016)

Partnering Healthy@Work: an Australian university—government partnership facilitating policy-relevant research,

in Health Promotion International

article no. daw033

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Kilpatrick, M., Blizzard, L., Sanderson, K., Teale, B., Nelson, M., Chappell, K., Venn, A.

(2016)

Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program,

in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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pp. 505-513

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de Graaff, B., Neil, A., Sanderson, K., Yee, K. C., Palmer, A. J.

(2016)

Quality of life utility values for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia,

in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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article no. 31

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Jarman, L., Martin, A., Venn, A., Otahal, P., Sanderson, K.

(2015)

Does workplace health promotion contribute to job stress reduction? Three-year findings from Partnering Healthy@Work,

in BMC Public Health

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