Projects

Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews

Current Projects

  • Social cognition determinants of preventive behaviors for respiratory infections: Meta-analysis and test of a process model
  • Effects of reappraising stress and anxiety-related arousal on wellbeing and performance outcomes: A meta-analysis and proposal of a new model (view study registration)
  • Implicit and explicit attitudes: A meta-analysis and test of a process model (view study registration)
  • Beliefs about treatment and illness: A meta-analysis (view study registration) (view study material)
  • Longitudinal tests of the Theory of Planned Behavior: A meta-analysis  (view study registration)
  • Moderation effects in the Theory of Planned Behavior in health behaviors: A pre-registered analysis of existing data sets (view study registration) (view study materials)
  • Testing the replicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior: A large-scale multi-sample registered replication study (view study material)
  • Trait self-control and social cognitive predictors of health behavior: A meta-analysis (view study registration)
  • Habit and past behavior in theories of social cognition: A meta-analysis

Health Behaviour Motivation and Change

Current Projects 

Child and Family Health

  • Investigating the social psychological predictors of social distancing behaviours among adolescents
  • Autonomous motivation for physical activity in lower secondary school students in physical education and in out-of-school context
  • Investigating sugar sweetened beverages and fruit and vegetable intake among children and young adults: The role of psycho-social mediators and moderators and the role of counter intentional habits
  • Investigating parental behaviour for childhood oral health; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program and Colgate
  • Investigating explicit and implicit health cognitions in young children; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program
  • Developing and delivering a parent-child healthy eating habits intervention

Adult Health

  • “The best laid plan”: Do individual differences in planfulness influence the effectiveness of planning interventions
  • Examining implicit and explicit attitudes for health behaviours
  • Mindsets, individual differences, coping, and health: An investigation among Australian and Hong Kong university students
  • The ENHANCE (Exercise aNd beHaviour chANge CounsElling) program for arthroplasty patients
  • Multiple health behaviours: Investigating the compensation effect
  • The role of cue frequency and cue consistency in health behaviour
  • Time perspective effects in persuasion and behaviour change
  • Using virtual reality to enhance performance and the positive psychological experience of exercise; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program
  • Predicting motivations for attending bootcamps
  • Alcohol consumption and university students: what changes over time
  • The role of personality and individual factors on health behaviour

Ageing Health 

  • Neighbour environment, risk of falling, and fall prevention among Hong Kong older adults: a qualitative investigation; funded by Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant

Health in Workplaces 

  • Investigating workplace physical activity habits; supported by Australian Government Research Training Program
  • Investigating sleep hygiene behaviours and work engagement in Australian and Hong Kong university students
  • Predicting intrinsic motivation in professionals operating in commanding and pressuring environments
  • Using existing networks to deliver brief health behaviour change interventions

Environmental Heath

  • Identifying the social psychological predictors of green purchase behaviours among adolescents
  • Exploring beliefs, attitudes, and behaviour change in response to the ban on single-use plastic bags in retail outlets in Queensland and Western Australia, Australia
  • Psychological effects of a container deposit scheme in Queensland, Australia

Accident and Injury Prevention

Current Projects 

  • Identifying the psychological and environmental correlates of parents’ enrolment behaviours in learn to swim lessons for their young children
  • Understanding consumers’ knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes toward portable pool compliance and safety behaviours
  • Understanding the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of Australia learner drivers toward driving into floodwater
  • Alcohol and aquatic activities: Program evaluation of “Don’t let your mates drink and drown”
  • Understanding risk taking behaviours in young males around water: A qualitative analysis
  • Investigating the physical and mental health impacts of recues on the rescuer

Stress and Health

Current Projects 

  • Understanding how beliefs about stress (stress mindset) influence health and performance outcomes
  • Do you have a secret? Understanding the impact of silent stressors on health
  • Investigating protective factors against burnout in police officers
  • Development and validation of a state-based measure of coping
  • Promoting perinatal mental health and wellbeing: Development and evaluation of screening and intervention programs for both parents, using the Internet and text messages (SMSs)

Learning and Teaching Innovations

Current Projects

  • Assessing graduate employability in final year psychology undergraduate students
  • Testing a planning intervention to improve student engagement in online learning
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