People

Director

kyra-bio-204x293 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 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 Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin. She is also Editorial Board member British Journal of Health Psychology, Stress & Health, Frontiers in Psychology (Social and Personality Psychology), and European Health Psychologist. 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. See moreContact

Lab Manager

jk Jacob Keech is a PhD candidate in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. He has a background in health psychology and has worked on a number of health-related projects including projects with Dr Hamilton investigating pre-drinking alcohol consumption in university students, and also water safety behaviours. Jacob’s PhD research is exploring how stress mindset (the extent to which stress is believed to have enhancing or debilitating outcomes) influences physical and psychological wellbeing. Jacob is the Student Representative for the Queensland section of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists. Contact

Postgraduate Researchers

PhD

danbrown Daniel Brown (Clinical PhD)

Thesis title: Predicting health behaviour: application of a multi-theory, dual-phase model and the role of past behaviour
Daniel is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with a research focus in Health Psychology. Daniel’s PhD focuses on testing a multi-phase, multi-theory model of health behaviour across a number of populations and health behaviours. Daniel is particularly interested in understanding what components of habit, as an automatic process, significantly predict and explain health behaviour. Through his clinical psychology training Daniel has developed a range of applied skills across the lifespan. Daniel has also been involved in a range of research projects using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in areas such as: teaching and learning, understand the interplay of multiple health behaviours, and has been involved with a systematic review.

jk Jacob Keech (Research PhD)  WebsiteEmail

Thesis title: The influence of stress mindset on stress-related outcomes: a dual-systems approach

DanPhipps Dan Phipps (Research PhD)

Thesis title: The role of implicit attitudes in children’s health behaviours: Measurement and integrated theoretical models
Daniel has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and is beginning his PhD in 2018 as member of HaPI lab at Griffith University Mt Gravatt. Daniel has experience in social psychology using both quantitative and qualitative methods. For Daniel’s PhD he is researching implicit attitudes in child and adolescent samples. This research will focus upon how best to measure these automatic attitudes and their place within integrated models of behaviour in a health psychology context.

 

Lily.jpg Lily Sheppard (Clinical PhD)

Thesis title: Illness perception of Type II Diabetes and its effect on outcomes: Investigating the longitudinal role of Common Sense Model
Lily has worked in multiple health research projects over the course of her studies, investigating areas such as chronic pain, eating disorders and health behaviours. She has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods and has taught research and evidence based practice in health at university level. She will begin her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 2018, investigating patient perceptions of Type II Diabetes and how this impacts on the individual’s outcomes. Her clinical interests include managing treatment in chronic illness and improving mental health for patients diagnosed with chronic disease.

FullSizeRender Stephanie Smith (Research PhD)

Thesis title: Promoting parental supervision of oral self-care in young children: development and evaluation of a self-regulatory intervention
Stephanie Smith has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. Stephanie has a strong interest in the use of psychological principles for improving people’s lives. Specifically, her PhD research aims to increase the uptake of oral self-care behaviours in young children, which is imperative for healthy teeth and gums throughout life.

Nicole Trewick Image.jpg Nicole Trewick (Clinical PhD)

Thesis title: Performance and the psychological experience of exercise within a virtual reality environment
Nicole has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. Her PhD research aims to determine whether virtual reality can be used to enhance exercise performance and the positive psychological states during exercise. It is proposed that outcomes can help address the broader physical and mental health problems of today. Nicole is interested in health and clinical psychology, and currently is a provisionally registered psychologist.


Masters

Kaitlyn Cole1 Kaitlyn Cole (Masters of Organisational Psychology)

Thesis title: Protective factors against burnout in Queensland police officers

Heather1 Heather Ng (Masters of Organisational Psychology)

Thesis title: Investigating sleep hygiene behaviours and work performance among  Australian and Hong Kong university students


Honours

Candice Fenner (Bachelor of Psychology Honours)
Thesis title: Drinking and swimming: investigating message framing in a temporal and self-regulation context
James Rowe (Bachelor of Psychology Honours)
Thesis title: Grit-effort and self–discipline as predictors of effort and attendance rates in bootcamps: a mediation analysis
Amelia-Jane Savage (Bachelor of Psychology Honours)
Thesis title: Predicting bootcamp attendance: investigating the interactive effects of planning and habit
Caitlin Wendt (Bachelor of Psychology Honours)
Thesis title: Using a reflective impulsive model to investigate binge drinking in university students

Research Assistants

Andrew Campbell (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Jessica-Paige Charlesworth
(Research Assistant, volunteer)
Daniel Demant
(Research Assistant, supported by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia)
Jacqueline Hall (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Kailas Jenkins (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Karan Lal (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Alexander Mason (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Nathan Santinella (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Sabryna Sas (Research Assistant, supported by the Health Dean (Research) Summer Scholarship Program 2017)
Andrew Smith (Research Assistant, supported by the Kungullanji Summer Research Program 2017)
Alex Winters (Research Assistant, volunteer)

Adjunct Members

MHagger.png Prof Martin Hagger is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University, Australia. He is also a Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Prof Hagger is external supervisor for PhD students Jacob Keech and Daniel Brown, and is a principal collaborator on a range of HaPI research projects in the areas of health behaviour motivation and change, drowning prevention, and stress and health (see Projects page).  
SOrbell Prof Sheina Orbell is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Essex, UK. Prof Orbell is external supervisor for Honours student Candice Fenner, and is a key collaborator on a range of HaPI research projects in the area of health behaviour motivation and change (see Projects page).    
RalfSchwarzer Prof Ralf Schwarzer is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and a Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland. Prof Schwarzer is external supervisor for PhD student Stephanie Smith, and is a key collaborator on a range of HaPI research projects in the area of health behaviour motivation and change (see Projects page).

Affiliate Members

Dana-Maree Buffett (supported by the Griffith Honours College Mentoring Program)
Dr Yulius Yusak Ranimpi 
(supported by the Alumni Professional Development Program)
Julia Robertson
 (supported by the Griffith Staff Giving Buddy Program)

Alumni and Past Members

PhD Students
Dr Urska Arnautovska
Dr Eloise Cowie
Dr Tatjana Dordic
Masters Students
Emma Burton (Curtin University)
Emily Fraser
Aaron Kirkpatrick
Vanina Marietti
Hanna Schmidt
Nadine Trost (Curtin University)
Honours Students
Jason Bishara 
Mikaela Bonham
Stephen Cornish
Eloise Cowie
Kaamna Deo
Isabelle Gibbs
Joanne Henderson
Jacob Keech
Aaron Kirkpatrick
Marti Pearson
Shelby Price
Madeleine Ray
Hanna Schmidt
Teagan Spinks
Caitlin Vayro
Research Assistants and Visiting Researchers
Michael Jauch (Research Assistant, volunteer)
Ryan Pearson (Research Assistant, supported by the Kungullanji Summer Research Program 2016)
Peiyun Wu (Research Assistant, supported by the Health Dean (Research) Summer Scholarship Program 2016)