Dr Kylie Morphett

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
k.morphett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65475

Overview

Dr Kylie Morphett completed her PhD in November 2016 and has since worked as a Research Fellow at the UQ School of Public Health. Prior to beginning her PhD, she worked in a number of non-profit health-related roles, including as a Research Officer at the Cancer Council Queensland Viertel Cancer Research Centre, and as Project Officer at Active Ageing Australia, where she developed health promotion materials aimed at older adults. Her PhD research investigated how smokers understand the neuroscience of nicotine addiction and how this influences their sense of self-efficacy and choice of cessation methods. It also explored barriers to the use of best practice smoking cessation pharmacotherapies.

Dr Morphett's current research is focused on health communication related to tobacco and nicotine products. She have expertise in mixed methods research, including systematic reviews, qualitative data analysis and the development and analysis of cross-sectional surveys. She has a strong interest in environmental health communication, and is named investigator on a seed funding grant from the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health (QAEHS) to investigate public risk perceptions of environmental contamination with per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) from fire-fighting foams.

Research Interests

  • tobacco control
  • health communication
  • smoking cessation
  • addiction beliefs
  • lay understandings of health and illness

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Morphett, Kylie, Hall, Wayne Denis (UQCCR), Carter, Adrian and Gartner, Coral Elizabeth (2017). Attitudes towards clean nicotine and tobacco harm reduction in Australian adult smokers. In: 15th World Congress on Public Health, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne Australia, (). 3-7 April 2017.

  • Gartner, Coral Elizabeth, Morphett, Kylie, Hall, Wayne Denis (UQCCR) and Carter, Adrian (2017). Attitudes towards clean nicotine and tobacco harm reduction in Australian adult smokers. In: Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting, Florence, Italy, (). 8-11 March 2017.

  • Morphett, Kylie, Carter, Adrian, Hall, Wayne Denis (UQCCR) and Gartner, Coral Elizabeth (2017). Do smokers want to quit without help? Attitudes towards assisted and unassisted quitting in Australia. In: 15th World Congress on Public Health, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia, (). 3-7 April 2017.

  • Meurk, Carla, Morphett, Kylie, Fraser, Doug, Carter, Adrian, Lucke, Jayne and Hall, Wayne D. (2014). Is knowing about neurobiology helpful to those affected by addiction? Perspectives of drug dependent persons and their families. In: Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (9-9). 9-12 November, 2014. doi:10.1111/dar.12222

  • Meurk, Carla, Keane, Helen, Fraser, Suzanne, Madden, Annie, Morphett, Kylie, Fraser, Doug, Carter, Adrian, Lucke, Jayne and Hall, Wayne D. (2014). Neuroscientific Accounts of Addiction: Social and Ethical Dimensions. In: Special Issue: Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2014. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, (9-9). 9-12 November 2014. doi:10.1111/dar.12222

  • Meurk, Carla, Carter, Adrian, Lucke, Jayne, Partridge, Brad, Morphett, Kylie and Hall, Wayne (2013). How has neurobiology affected public perceptions of addiction? Review of a mixed methods study. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (5-6). 24-27 November 2013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Morphett, Kylie, Gartner, Coral, Carter, Adrian, Lucke, Jayne, Partridge, Brad and Hall, Wayne (2013). Is smoking a brain disease? the attitudes of smokers towards a neurobiological conceptualisation of nicotine dependence. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (6-6). 24-27 November 2013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Morphett, Kylie A., Lucke, Jayne C., Gartner, Coral E., Carter, Adrian, Meurk, Carla S. and Hall, Wayne D. (2013). Public attitudes towards the treatment of nicotine addiction. In: 2013 SRNT 19th Annual International Meeting, Boston, MA United States, (). 13-16 March 2013.

  • Carter, Adrian, Meurk, Carla, Morphett, Kylie and Keane, Helen (2013). The Brain Disease Model of Addiction: Attitudes and Implications. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (5-5). 24 - 27 November 1013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

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