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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.

Jacob Keech receives Learning and Teaching Citation at the Griffith University Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards

Jacob Keech has received a 2017 Group Learning and Teaching Citation for his teaching in the School of Applied Psychology. The Group Learning and Teaching Citations recognise and reward achievement in learning and teaching and are accompanied by a professional grant of $2,000. Citations are granted to engaged teachers who are student-centred and respect students as ...

Dr Kyra Hamilton visiting Vancouver, Canada presenting at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 on driver decisions during floods and at the University of British Columbia on using integrated models of behaviour

Dr Kyra Hamilton recently visited Vancouver, Canada, presenting four studies at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 and presenting at the University of British Columbia on her work using integrated models of behaviour. Working closely with industry collaborator Amy Peden (National Manager – Research and Policy at Royal Life Saving Society – Australia), Dr ...

Congratulations to Dr Urska Arnautovska on graduating today with a Doctor of Philosophy

Congratulations to Dr Urska Arnautovska who graduated today (19th July 2017) with a Doctor of Philosophy. Her thesis title is “Physical activity in older adults: Influences and intervention strategies using an integrative theory-based approach”. Dr Kyra Hamilton (Principal Supervisor) and Associate Professor Fran O’Callaghan (Associate Supervisor) joined Urska in celebrating her success.

HaPI PhD Candidate Daniel Brown wins ASBHM Best Student Poster Award at the 2017 ASBHM/APS College of Health Psychologists Conference

Congratulations to HaPI PhD Candidate Daniel Brown who has won the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) Best Student Poster Award at the 2017 ASBHM/Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists Conference. Daniel presented his recent study ‘Testing an Integrated Model of Eating Behaviours in Australian Long-haul Truck Drivers: The Role of Past ...

Dr Kyra Hamilton has been elected to the position of Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Dr Kyra Hamilton has been elected to the position of Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) as at 8th March 2017. Dr Hamilton has been an active member of the EHPS since 2010, serving as Editorial Board Member European Heath Psychologist since 2014 and recently Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin. For more information about ...

HaPI Summer Research Assistant Ryan Pearson wins Best Poster award at 2017 Kungullanji Indigenous Summer Research Conference

Ryan Pearson worked in the HaPI Research Lab from December 2016 to February 2017 on a summer research internship supported by the Kungullanji Summer Research Program. Under the supervision of Jacob Keech and Dr Kyra Hamilton, Ryan worked on the study “Do you have a secret? Investigating how silent stressors can affect health and wellbeing” ...