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Dr Kyra Hamilton has psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in the health field. She is Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia. Her main areas of research are health psychology and behavioural medicine with particular 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.

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” ...

Queensland wet season: Why do people drive through flooded roads?

“By discovering what drives a motorist to make the potentially fatal decision to cross a flooded road, Griffith University and Royal Life Saving Society Australia research may save lives.” Brisbane Times article:

HaPI Honours Student Kaamna Deo wins Griffith University Three-Minute Thesis Competition

On 20 July, the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Health heats took place at the Gold Coast campus. This Competition is a skills development activity which challenges HDR candidates to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Altogether 20 competitors took part in the Health heats and delivered high quality presentations of ...


Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) is the research laboratory of Associate Professor Kyra Hamilton. The lab is located in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.