Overview

Current Work

Dr Hamilton has psychology and nursing qualifications and over 20 years experience in the health field. She is a Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, QLD; and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (HPBM) Research Group, Curtin University, WA. Her main area of research is Health Psychology with particular interests in child and family health behaviours as well as accident and injury prevention. She applies 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, patient safety, and water safety). She focuses 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. She is particularly interested in understanding the multiple effects of motivational, volitional, and automatic processes on health behaviour and applying integrated models of behaviour. Dr Hamilton is a Chief Investigator on several large-scale National Competitive Grant funded projects and is Associate Editor Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being and Editorial Board member British Journal of Health Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology (Social and Personality Psychology), and European Health Psychologist. Dr Hamilton is also State Chair (Queensland) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists and Founder and Director of the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) research lab.  

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Expertise Keywords

  • Accident and Injury Prevention
  • Dual Process Models and Integrated Models of Behaviour
  • Family and Child Health
  • Health Behaviour Motivation and Change
  • Health Psychology
  • Intervention Trials and Health Promotion
  • Learning and Teaching Innovations
  • Social Cognitive Models and Theories of Motivation
  • Social Processes and Health

Subject Area Codes

  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Country Affiliations

  • China
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 90 (Other: 90)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Collaboration
    Queensland Skin Cancer Prevention Collaborative,   Queensland Health,   2016,  

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Psychology: Integration and Ap (3030PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Psychology: Integration and Ap (3030PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Health Psychology (2010PSY)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Applying Psychology (3030PSY)
    Teacher, Mixed Mode, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Honours Students (N=16, 16 completed) and Masters Students (N=6, 4 completed). PhD Students (N=6, 2 completed): Nicole Trewick, TBA (Associate Supervisor with Prof David Neumann Principal Supervisor). Daniel Brown, Investigating the healthy eating habits of long-haul; drivers: Applying a multi-phase, multi-theory approach (Principle Supervisor with Profs Shirley Morrissey and Martin Hagger Associate Supervisors). Eloise Cowie, Examining physical activity, psychological wellness, and family relationships among parents of young children (Associate Supervisor with Prof Katherine White [QUT] Principal Supervisor). Jacob Keech, The influence of stress mindset on stress-related outcomes: a dual-systems approach (Principle Supervisor with Associate Prof Fran O’Callaghan and Prof Martin Hagger Associate Supervisors). Urska Arnautovska, Physical activity and ageing: An investigation of a dual-process approach (Principle Supervisor with Associate Prof Fran O’Callaghan Associate Supervisor). Tatjana Dordic, Interprofesisonal practice: exploring perceptions of effectiveness across stakeholders and contexts (Associate Supervisor with Associate Prof Liz Jones Principal Supervisor, conferred 19/06/2015).

Background

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology - 2011
  • GCertHigherEd Graduate Certificate In Higher Education, Griffith University - 2013
  • BPsychHons Bachelor Of Psychology With Honours, Queensland University of Technology - 2007
  • GDipPsych Graduate Diploma Of Psychology, Queensland University of Technology - 2005
  • BN Bachelor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology - 1994

Awards and Honours

  • Early Career Award [recognises outstanding research excellence, contributions made to the EHPS and/or contributions to professional practice made by EHPS members within 5 years of their PhD], European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) -
  • Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Research Excellence Awards for Excellence in an Early Career Researcher, Griffith University -
  • Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Awards - Early Career Researcher, Griffith University -