Dr Kyra Hamilton recently visited Vancouver, Canada, presenting four studies at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 and presenting at the University of British Columbia on her work using integrated models of behaviour. Working closely with industry collaborator Amy Peden (National Manager – Research and Policy at Royal Life Saving Society – Australia), Dr Hamilton has applied psychological theory to understanding and changing risky behaviours such as driving through floodwater and alcohol use while engaging in aquatic activities.
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Dr Kyra Hamilton is an Associate Professor in health psychology and behavioural medicine in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia. She has both psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in the health field. She has particular research interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. Dr Hamilton has won national and international awards for her research and is Chief Investigator on national competitive, industry, and internal grant funded projects. She is Associate Editor Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being and International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin, and Editorial Board member Health Psychology Review, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Stress & Health. Dr Hamilton is the State Chair (Queensland) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists and the Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society.
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