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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.

Dr Kyra Hamilton visiting Nepal presenting at the International Cancer Conference 2018 on “The overwhelming burden of oral cancer in Nepal: Causes, challenges and solutions”

HaPI Director Dr Kyra Hamilton recently presented as a part of an invited symposium entitled “The overwhelming burden of oral cancer in Nepal: Causes, challenges and solutions” at the International Cancer Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, January 2018. The symposium was chaired by Dr. Pravin Mishra, Dr. Shaili Pradhan and Dr Hamilton spoke alongside Prof. Newell Johnson, Dr. Jyotsna ...

HaPI Alumni Dr Urska Arnautovska awarded the APS College of Health Psychology Award for Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology 2017 

Congratulations to Dr Urska Arnautovska who was recently awarded the APS College of Health Psychology Award for Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology 2017. Dr Arnautovska’s thesis investigated “Physical Activity in Older Adults: Influences and Intervention Strategies using an Integrative Theory-based Approach” and was supervised by HaPI Research Lab Director Dr Kyra Hamilton and A/Prof Fran ...

Recent publication by Dr Hamilton recognised as runner up in 2017 Griffith University School of Applied Psychology Learning and Teaching Publication Awards

Hamilton, K., Morrissey, S. A., Farrell, L. J., Ellu, M. C., O’Donovan, A., Weinbrecht, T., & O’Connor, E. L. (2017). Increasing psychological literacy and work readiness of Australian psychology undergraduates through a capstone and work‐integrated learning experience: Current issues and what needs to be done. Australian Psychologist. doi: 10.1111/ap.12309 Click here to download author accepted version

Congratulations to HaPI PhD Student Jacob Keech who was recognised as 2nd runner up for his platform presentation at the 2017 Griffith Health HDR Research Day

Jacob presented on the study “Do You Have a Secret? Investigating How “Silent Stressors” Can Affect Health and Wellbeing“

New 2018 publication in Appetite by Brown et al. Predicting fruit and vegetable consumption in long-haul heavy goods vehicle drivers: Application of a multi-theory, dual-phase model and the contribution of past behaviour

This paper sought to understand some of the psychological processes which govern fruit and vegetable consumption in Australian truck drivers. Importantly, this research found that past behaviour had an important effect on many of the relationships found in the integrated model. This has demonstrated that further research needs to be conducted to understand how our ...

Dr Kyra Hamilton visits the IMPAct FIDIPRO team at University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Finland.

Dr Kyra Hamilton with the IMPAct FIDIPRO team attending the National Health Psychology Conference and Research Symposium in Helsinki, Finland between 31st October and 2nd November 2017. Dr Hamilton visited the University of Jyväskylä working with Professors Taru Lintunen and Martin Hagger on collaborative research projects in health behaviour change and teaching classes to Masters students and staff on health ...

Royal Life Saving Australia 2017 Report on Drowning includes research by Dr Kyra Hamilton and Prof Martin Hagger on correlates of driving through floodwaters

Royal Life Saving Australia 2017 Report on Drowning includes research by Dr Kyra Hamilton and Prof Martin Hagger on correlates of driving through floodwaters.

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.