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Research Biography

Dr Joshua Trigg is a public health researcher with training and experience in psychological and population health research. His work focuses on lifestyle and occupational health risk factors, risk attitudes and motivators of risk behaviours. Dr Trigg came to the Flinders Public Health Team from Cancer Council South Australia, where he researched tobacco and alcohol use attitudes and behaviours, as well as community perceptions of culturally focused tobacco cessation messaging. His previous work has examined motivators and inhibitors of emergency risk taking behaviour, and wellbeing and quality of life domains, and has used various quantitative and qualitative methods. He is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, and has worked with government health bodies, nonprofits and various community organisations across Australia. His current research interests include:

  • Nicotine vaping products
  • Tobacco control and smoking cessation
  • Alcohol consumption patterns
  • Health risk behaviours
  • Health promotion/risk messaging effectiveness
  • Wellbeing and quality of life

External positions

Adjunct Research Fellow, CQUniversity Australia

1 Oct 20221 Oct 2023

Senior Researcher, Macquarie University


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Research Areas

  • Public health

Supervisory Interests

  • Behavioural science
  • Public health, tobacco use
  • Tobacco control
  • Risk factors for chronic diseases
  • Disasters
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Measurement of attitude


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