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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 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” ...

Congratulations to the 2016 HaPI Lab Honours students on submitting their Honours theses

2016 HaPI Honours students Stephen Cornish, Shelby Price, Isabelle Gibbs and Kaamna Deo celebrating after thesis submission with Dr Kyra Hamilton and Jacob Keech.

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.