Projects

Health Behaviour Motivation and Change

Current Projects (collaborator in parentheses)

Child and Family Health

  • 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 decisions for childhood oral health; supported by Colgate (Jeroen Kroon, Griffith University; Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin and University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poland; Aaron Kirkpatrick and Stephen Cornish, Griffith University)
  • Examining physical activity, psychological wellness, and family relationships among parents of young children; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program (Eloise Cowie, Queensland University of Technology; Katherine White, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Strategies for developing and delivering a parent-child healthy eating habits intervention: Answers to issues about acceptability and feasibility; funded byMenzies Health Institute Queensland (Barbara Mullan, Curtin University)
  • Predicting parents’ decisions to engage their young children in sun-protective behaviours (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä; Amanda Rebar, Central Queensland 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)
  • Investigating discussions about and interventions for lifestyle behaviours in general practice settings (Martin Hagger, Curtin University and University of Jyväskylä)
  • A work-place intervention to increase step counts among sedentary office workers (Emily Fraser, 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 (Jane O’Brien, University of Tasmania)
  • Cue, monitor, and remove: An investigation into health behaviour change (Barbara Mullan, Curtin University)
  • 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)
  • Investigating the healthy eating habits of long-haul drivers: Applying a multi-phase, multi-theory approach; 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)
  • Investigating attitudes and habits toward interdental cleaning; supported by Colgate (Jeroen Kroon, Griffith University; Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin and University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poland)

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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Psychosocial influences on pool safety compliance and child supervision behaviours among swimming pool owners (Katherine White, Queensland University of Technology)

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)
  • 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)