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Kyra Hamilton

Associate Professor
School of Applied Psychology
+61 (0)7 3735 3334 (Work)
M24 2.09, Mount Gravatt Campus

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My main area of research is Health Psychology with particular interests in child and family health behaviours as well as accident and injury prevention. I apply social cognitive and motivational theories to understand and intervene to change people's health and risky behaviours, focusing particularly on behaviours of national and international importance (e.g., physical activity, nutrition, sun safety, alcohol consumption, drowning prevention, and patient safety). I focus on how psychological factors such as beliefs, attitudes, social support and norms, self-efficacy, self-monitoring, habit, and motivation affect people's decisions and what individuals, healthcare professionals, and policy makers can do to change health and risky-related behaviours. I am particularly interested in understanding the multiple effects of motivational, volitional, and automatic processes on health behaviour and applying integrated models of behaviour to understand human motivation and change.


  • Member
    Health Care Practice & Survivorship2018


  • Bachelor of Nursing
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor Of Psychology With Honours
    Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma Of Psychology
    Queensland University of Technology


  • Graduate Certificate In Higher Education
    Griffith University