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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.

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 ...

Congratulations to the 2018 HaPI Lab Honours students on submitting their Honours theses today

Congratulations to the 2018 HaPI Lab Honours students, Jessica-Paige Charlesworth, Kailas Jenkins, Sabryna Sas, and Toni Baker on the amazing achievement of submitting their honours theses today.

Dr Hamilton joins Prof Ajzen in Trier, Germany for a meeting on “Identifying the Determinants of (Non-)Replicability: The Theory of Planned Behavior”

The overall aim of the meeting was to present and to discuss contributions aimed at empirically identifying the factors rendering psychological theories replicable. Because of the large number of replications available, having resulted in more than 40 meta-analytic syntheses, the focus was on the theory of planned behavior (TPB; Ajzen, 1985, 1991, 2012). Watch this ...

Two recent publications by Dr Hamilton have been awarded the Menzies Health Institute Queensland Excellence in Publication Award

The Menzies Health Institute Queensland Excellence in Publication Awards are awarded to publications published in the top 5 journals by impact factor based on the Web of Science Journal Citation Reports and achieving a normalised citation impact in the top 5% of articles published in that year. The publications which received these awards can be read ...

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 ...