Associate Professor Stacy Carter

NHMRC Early Career Development Fellow (Lv D)
Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM), School of Public Health

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

My substantive work focuses on the ethics of public health. My current interests include population-level obesity interventions, health promotion, how we manage our health in everyday life, and cancer screening. I use my empirical research on these topics to inform ethical reflection about public health action. I am also a qualitative methodologist with expertise in grounded theory and a keen interest in the relationship between theory and practice in social science research. I'm writing a book about the latter topic for Sage (London).

Current national competitive grants*


The ethics of prevention and health promotion
Carter S
NHMRC Career Development Fellowship ($391,076 over 5 years)

The natural history of unassisted smoking cessation in Australia
Dunlop S, Chapman S, Carter S, Freeman B
NHMRC Project Grants ($318,510 over 3 years)

Evaluating cancer screening: context, evidence, values and ethics
Carter S, Rychetnik L, Barratt A, Kerridge I
NHMRC Project Grants ($552,350 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney