All posts by hapiresearchlab

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.

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.

Congratulations to HaPI Lab member, Dr Daniel Brown, on receiving his PhD

Daniel Brown attending the Griffith University graduation ceremony in February 2021, Brisbane

HaPI Researchers Present Symposium at ASBHM 2021 Conference

Kyra Hamilton, Amy Peden, Stacey Willcox-Pidgeon, Jacob Keech, and Stephanie Smith presented a symposium on their research surrounding water safety behaviours to reduce risk of drowning at the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) 2021 conference in February.

A/Prof Hamilton’s Paper Receives Research Excellence Award for Most Highly Cited

Congratulations to lab director A/Prof Kyra Hamilton, and her HaPI Lab co-authors Dr Amy Peden, Dr Jacob Keech, and Prof Martin Hagger, whose paper entitled “Driving through floodwater: Exploring driver decisions through the lived experience” has been awarded the research excellence award for the 2019 first author paper with the highest number of citations in ...

A/Prof Hamilton elected Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society

The HaPI Lab is very proud to announce Lab Director Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton’s election to the grade of Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. This esteemed grade of membership acknowledges her standing in the discipline and the profession of psychology, as well as her contribution to the APS over many years. Fellow of the ...

A/Prof Kyra Hamilton and Prof Ryan Rhodes appointed Editors-in-Chief of Psychology & Health

Congratulations to HaPI Lab Director Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton and Professor Ryan Rhodes (University of Canada), who will begin their tenure as Editors-in-Chief of Psychology & Health, a journal of the European Health Psychology Society.

New study investigating beliefs about portable pool safety behaviours among parents of young children

Examining the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes surrounding portable pool safety behaviours of parents of children aged five years and younger is the focus of new Griffith University and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia research, which aims to understand how we can reduce the number of fatalities. On average, one child per year drowns in ...