Dr Joshua Trigg is a member of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) Coordinating Group representing the Centre for Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame. He is a public health researcher and behavioural scientist with experience in psychological and population health research. His work focuses on health 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 risk taking behaviour under threat, and wellbeing and quality of life domains, and has used various quantitative and qualitative methods.
He is a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs and Public Health Association of Australia, and has worked with government health bodies, non-profits and various community organisations across Australia. His current research interests include:
- Tobacco control and smoking cessation
- Vaping and e-cigarette use
- Alcohol consumption patterns
- Health risk behaviours
- Health promotion/risk messaging effectiveness
- Wellbeing and quality of life