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Associate Professor, Griffith University

Dr Hamilton has psychology and nursing qualifications and more than 25 years' experience in the health field. She is an Associate Professor, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University and Menzies Health Institution Queensland, Queensland. She is founder and director of the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI; research laboratory. Dr Hamilton's main areas of research are health psychology and behavioural medicine with particular interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. She focuses 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. She is 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.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Health and Applied Psychology, Griffith University


  • 2013 
    Griffith University, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2007 
    Queensland University of Techology, Bachelor of Psychology
  • 1994 
    Queensland University of Techology, Bachelor of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists
  • Menzies Health Institute Queensland
  • Australian Nurses Council
  • European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
  • Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)
  • Australian Centre for Health Services Research (AusHSI)


Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society