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I have psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in health. I am founder and director of the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) research laboratory. My main areas of research are health psychology and behavioural medicine with particular interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. I focus on behaviours of national and international importance to understand and intervene to change the beliefs, attitudes, motivations, and behaviours of individuals, health professionals, and policy makers. I am particularly interested in understanding the multiple effects of motivational, volitional, and automatic processes on health behaviour and applying integrative models of behaviour change as well as translation of research findings into policy and practice.


  • Member
    Health Care Practice & Survivorship2018


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


  • Graduate Certificate In Higher Education
    Griffith University, Australia2012 - 2013