Members of the HaPI team (A/Prof Kyra Hamilton, A/Prof Amy Mullens, Dr Jacob Keech and Dr Daniel Brown) presented in the APS COVID Showcase in 2021. Health Psychology research and practice is well placed to make an important contribution to the response to COVID-19—from uptake of behavioural and pharmacological protective practices, to addressing longer-term social, physical, and mental health impacts as a result of COVID-19.
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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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