Projects

Health Behaviour Motivation and Change

Current Projects (collaborator in parentheses)

Child and Family Health

  • Mindsets, individual differences, coping, and health: An investigation among Australian and Hong Kong university students; funded by Griffith University (Health) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Faculty of Health and Social Sciences) Collaborative Research Scheme 2017 (Shimin Zhu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Melanine Zimmer-Gembeck, Griffith University)
  • Building the healthy young minds and bodies online tool: Towards a science-to-service model of care for young people; funded by Menzies Health Institute Queensland (Health Young Minds Research Group, MenziesHIQ)
  • Social cognitive antecedents of parents’ decisions for children’s health behaviour: A
    systematic review and meta-analysis (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Anne van Dongen, University of New South Wales)
  • Investigating parental behaviour for childhood oral health; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program and Colgate (Stephanie Smith, Griffith University; Jeroen Kroon, Griffith University; Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin and University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poland)
  • Investigating explicit and implicit health cognitions in young children; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Daniel Phipps, Griffith University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Developing and delivering a parent-child healthy eating habits intervention (Barbara Mullan, Curtin University)

Health in Workplaces

  • Predicting intrinsic motivation in professionals operating in commanding and pressuring environments (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; William Brown, Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) Fort Bragg)
  • Using existing networks to deliver brief health behaviour change interventions (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • A work-place intervention to increase step counts among sedentary office workers (Emily Fraser, Griffith University)
  • Investigating sleep hygiene behaviours and academic performance in Australian and Hong Kong university students (Heather Ng, Griffith University; Chunqing Zhang, Hong Kong Baptist University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Protective factors against burnout in Queensland Police Officers (Kaitlyn Cole, Griffith University)

Adult Health

  • Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies; funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Suzanne Chambers, Griffith University)
  • The ENHANCE (Exercise aNd beHaviour chANge CounsElling) program for arthroplasty patients; funded by the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust (Jane O’Brien, University of Tasmania)
  • Multiple health behaviours: Investigating the compensation effect (Lena Fleig, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • The role of cue frequency and cue consistency in health behaviour (Lena Fleig, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Time perspective effects in persuasion and behaviour change; funded by British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grants (Sheina Orbell, Essex University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Predicting health behaviour: Application of a multi-theory, dual-phase model and the contribution of past behaviour; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Daniel Brown, Griffith University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Shirley Morrissey, Griffith University)
  • Using virtual reality to enhance performance and the positive psychological experience of exercise; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Nicole Trewick, Griffith University; David Neumann, Griffith University)
  • Predicting explicit and implicit motivations for attending bootcamps (James Rowe and Amelia-Jane Savage, Griffith University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Alcohol consumption and university students: what changes over time (Katherine Modecki and Natalie Loxton, Griffith University)
  • The explicit and implicit measurement of self‐control and self‐theories for health‐related behaviour (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Daniel Gucciard, Curtin University)

Ageing Health

  • Physical activity and ageing: An investigation of a dual-process approach; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Urska Arnautovska, Griffith University; Fran O’Callaghan, Griffith University; Lena Fleig, Freie Universität Berlin)

Accident and Injury Prevention

Current Projects (collaborator in parentheses)

Drowning Prevention

  • Parents’ and carers’ beliefs about behaviours around swimming pools; funded by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University)
  • Effects of message framing in drowning prevention communication: a temporal and self-regulatory framework; funded by School of Applied Psychology Griffith University and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Jacob Keech, Griffith University; Sheina Orbell, University of Essex)
  • Changing driver behaviour during floods: testing a novel e-health intervention using implementation imagery; funded by MenziesHIQ and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Building resilience through flood risk communication; funded by BNHCRC (Mel Taylor and Katherine Haynes, Macquarie University)
  • Project U-Turn; funded by New South Walse State Emergency Services (Andrew Gissing, Risk Frontiers; Mel Taylor and Katherine Haynes, Macquarie University; Amy Peden, RLSSA)
  • A review of personal, social, and environmental factors associated with lifejacket wear in adults and children; funded by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Investigating the impact of alcohol-related drowning prevention interventions: a systematic literature review; funded by Menzies Health Institute Queensland (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Investigating individuals’ behaviour during floods: a systematic literature review; funded by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • Driving through flooded waterways: exploring driver and emergency personnel experiences; funded by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University)
  • Bystander response to administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Amy Peden, RLSSA and James Cook University; Jacob Keech, Griffith University)

Patient Safety

  • Implementation of behaviour change strategies to improve the utilisation of the WHO surgical safety checklist protocol: a process evaluation; funded by Australian College of Operating Nurses (Brigid Gillespie, Griffith University)

Stress and Health

Current Projects (collaborator in parentheses)

  • Understanding how beliefs about stress (stress mindset) influence health and
    performance outcomes; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Jacob Keech, Griffith University; Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Fran O’Callaghan, Griffith University)
  • Understanding the impact of silent stressors on health (Jacob Keech, Griffith University)
  • Investigating protective factors against burnout in police officers (Kaitlyn Cole, Griffith University)
  • Promoting perinatal mental health and wellbeing: Development and evaluation of screening and intervention programs for both parents, using the Internet and text messages (SMSs); funded by beyondblue (David Kavanagh, Queensland University of Technology)

Learning and Teaching Innovations

Current Projects (collaborator in parentheses)

  • Assessing graduate employability in final year psychology undergraduate students; funded by School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Course Development and Teaching Grant (Shirley Morrissey, Griffith University)
  • Motivational predictors of students’ participation in out-of-school learning activities and academic attainment in science: An application of the trans-contextual model (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)