Associate Professor in Psychology, Bond University

Dr Peta Stapleton has 25 years’ experience and is a registered Clinical & Health Psychologist in Australia. Peta has an extensive academic career, having had 15 years at Griffith University and now Associate Professor in Psychology at Bond University since 2012. Peta specialises in complementary and alternative health approaches, eating disorders, women’s health and adolescent issues and has been awarded many honours including the Australian Psychological Society Elaine Dignan Award, the American Harvey Baker Research Award for meticulous research in energy psychology, the Global Weight Management Congress Industry Professional Award of Excellence, and the greatest contribution to the field of Energy Psychology. Peta has led many world first trials in the area of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) known as 'Tapping'. Peta has most recently led the way to having this stress reduction tool be included in schools worldwide.
I 2018 Peta was named the Gold Coast Women in Business Innovation and Technology winner for her online delivery of weight loss treatment programs.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Assistant Professor, Bond University
  • 2002–present
    Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
  • 2007–2009
    Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University
  • 1997–2006
    Lecturer, Schools of Health Science and Nursing, Griffith University

Education

  • 2003 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy

Publications

  • 2012
    Clinical Benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on Food Cravings at 12-months follow-up: RCT, Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment
  • 2011
    A Randomised Clinical Trial of a Meridian-Based Intervention for Food Cravings with 6 month Followup, Behaviour Change

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Treatment of Food Cravings: A Comparison of Emotional Freedom Techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Ther
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Association of Comprehenive Energy Psychology
  • 2008
    A Randomised Clinical Trial of a Meridian-Based Intervention for Food Cravings: Treatment versus Wai
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Association of Comprehenive Energy Psychology