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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.

Top Cited Article 2020-2021

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton for having her paper recognised as one of the top cited papers in the British Journal of Health Psychology!

Research Excellence Award – Assoc/Prof Kyra Hamilton

A big congratulations to Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton for receiving Griffith University’s Research Excellence Award!

Award of Excellence in a Research Thesis – Dr Roshan Rigby

A big congratulations to Dr Roshan Rigby for achieving the Griffith University’s Award of Excellence in a Research Thesis!

New Scientist and Dr Jacob Keech

Dr Jacob Keech speaks about stress mindset in the New Scientist Magazine

EHPS Conference Award – Dr Jacob Keech

HaPI Lab graduate Dr Jacob Keech has been awarded the 2021 Herman Schaalma PhD Award at the European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference. The Herman Schaalma Award is awarded annually to acknowledge a PhD dissertation in the field of health psychology of outstanding excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The award aims to ...

2021 EHPS Conference

HaPI Lab Members presentations at this years EHPS Conference

COVID-Safe Campaign: A Reminder to be Vigilant

A new campaign reminding Griffith staff, students and the wider community to practice COVID-safe behaviours was launched in 2021 across all campuses. The campaign was based around research undertaken by Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton, who was the project team co-chair leading the campaigns development, showing that when those around you engage in COVID-safe behaviours, you ...

Health Psychology in COVID-19: Online Showcase on Research, Practice, and Policy

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, ...

HaPI Lab Research on Flash Flooding

As life-threatening flash flooding is occurring around NSW & Qld people are being urged to not drive into the floodwater, one of the main behaviours that lead to deaths in floods. Many reasons account for these decisions. This is some of the HaPI research in collaboration with Royal Life Saving Australia – March 2021.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day here are a few highlights of the impactful and important research the women in the HaPI Lab have been doing over the past year – March 2021.