Current Research

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Stress and Health

  • Examining the relationship between stress mindset and stressor appraisals – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced), and A/Prof Sarah Depaoli (University of California, Merced)
  • Investigating job demands, resources, and occupational stress in pool lifeguards in Australia – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Stephanie Smith (Griffith University)
  • Examining cross-lagged associations between stress mindset, psychological health, and health behaviours – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Dr Jasmine Zhu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)
  • Effects of reappraising stress and anxiety-related arousal on wellbeing and performance outcomes: a meta-analysis and proposal of a new model – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced) – Prospero Registration
  • Reasoned and automatic processes in problem-focussed and emotion-focussed coping behaviour – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University)
  • Development and validation of a state-based measure of coping – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Michelle Hansen (Griffith University)
  • Do you have a secret? Investigating how “silent stressors” can affect health and wellbeing – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University)
  • Examining the role of stress mindset in adapting to COVID-19 related stressors – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)
  • Evaluation of an implementation intentions intervention for managing university student stress – with Leah Rackemann (USC) and A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University)

Understanding and Changing Health Behaviours

  • Development of a novel imagery intervention to change implicit theories about willpower: Evaluation in Australian and Chinese university students – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced), Dr Jasmine Zhu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Derek McLellan (Griffith University, and Sabryna Sas (Griffith University)
  • Understanding caregiver promotion of oral self-care and healthy dietary habits for young First Peoples children: Developing a culturally specific oral health promotion model – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Prof Newell Johnson (Griffith University), A/Prof Maree Toombs (University of Queensland), Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced), Prof Lauren Williams (Griffith University), Prof Jeroen Kroon (Griffith University), and Stephanie Smith (Griffith University).
  • Understanding predictors of social distancing behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic – with Stephanie Smith (Griffith University), A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)
  • Development and evaluation of an implementation imagery hand washing intervention – with Stephanie Smith (Griffith University), A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)

Accident and Injury Prevention

  • Identifying the psychological and environmental correlates of parents’ enrolment behaviours in learn to swim lessons for their young children – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Dr Amy Peden (UNSW & Royal Life Saving Society – Australia)
  • Understanding risk taking behaviours in young males around water: A qualitative analysis – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Dr Amy Peden (UNSW & Royal Life Saving Society – Australia)
  • Understanding consumers’ knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes toward portable pool compliance and safety behaviours – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University) and Dr Amy Peden (UNSW & Royal Life Saving Society – Australia)
  • Don’t let your mates drink and drown: Evaluation of a video targeting alcohol consumption during aquatic activities – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Dr Amy Peden (UNSW & Royal Life Saving Society – Australia), and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)
  • Understanding the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes of Australian learner drivers toward driving into floodwater – with A/Prof Kyra Hamilton (Griffith University), Dr Amy Peden (UNSW & Royal Life Saving Society – Australia), and Prof Martin Hagger (University of California, Merced)

Understanding Social Behaviour

  • Is it time to stock up? Understanding why people buy certain products during the COVID-19 pandemic – with Dr Karina Rune (USC)