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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.

HaPI research on rescuing people who have driven into floodwater featured in Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, and WA Today

Our recent study “The lived experience of rescuing people who have driven into floodwater: Understanding challenges and identifying areas for providing support” and published in Health Promotion Journal of Australia has been featured in Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, and WA Today. The study was conducted through a collaboration between the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) Research ...

HaPI systematic review examining the role of alcohol in unintentional drowning published in Drug and Alcohol Review and featured in Scimex

Scimex: Further work required to reduce alcohol-related drowning Hamilton, K., Keech, J.J., Peden, A.E. & Hagger, M.S. (in press). Alcohol use, aquatic injury, and unintentional drowning: A systematic literature review. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.12817 (download) An urgent need for high quality research aimed at reducing alcohol-related drowning is the call, following a new Griffith University systematic literature review. The ...

Dr Kyra Hamilton invited to present at NSW Water Safety Forum 2018 at Parliament House NSW

Dr Kyra Hamilton presented at the NSW Water Safety Forum 2018 at Parliament House NSW on the behaviour of parents and carers around water. Download the forum program here. Recent HaPI publications regarding water safety: Hamilton, K., Keech, J. J., Peden, A. E. & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Alcohol use, aquatic injury, and unintentional drowning: A systematic literature review. Drug and ...

HaPI researchers present on integrated theories of behaviour and stress mindsets at SBM 2018 in New Orleans, USA

Dr Derwin Chan, Dr Chunqing Zhang, Prof Martin Hagger, and Prof Ryan Rhodes with HaPI Director Dr Kyra Hamilton (from left) after presenting their symposium “Applications of Integrated Social Cognitive Theories in Predicting and Changing Health Behavior” at SBM 2018. Recent HaPI publications using integrated social cognitive theories: Hamilton, K., Kirkpatrick, A., Rebar, A., & Hagger, M. S. (2017). ...

Well done to first year psychology student, Andrew Smith, who presented our proposed study “Giving healthy lifestyle advice to obese individuals: perspectives of the individual and general practitioner” at the Kungullanji Indigenous Student Research Conference

Well done to first year psychology student, Andrew Smith, who presented our proposed study “Giving healthy lifestyle advice to obese individuals: perspectives of the individual and general practitioner” at the Kungullanji Indigenous Student Research Conference.