HEALTH AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Research Group

Health and Clinical Psychology

The Health and Clinical Psychology Research Group conducts fundamental and applied research into factors associated with psychological well-being and physical health across the lifespan.

Research programs within the group are focused on understanding the psychology underlying the causes of mental and physical ill-health, developing interventions for prevention and treatment, and exploring strategies to enhance and promote positive physical and mental wellbeing. A variety of research methodologies are employed including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Examples of current research include but are not restricted to:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth
  • childhood anxiety
  • reducing smoking and other health risk behaviours (for disadvantaged sub-groups such as people with mental illness)
  • promoting resilience among adolescents, and the possible impact on psychological well-being and health risk behaviours
  • interpersonal relationships and psychological health
  • perinatal psychological health and postnatal depression
  • promoting healthy diets
  • genetic disorders and development
  • mindfulness-based interventions
Members
Jenny Bowman (Deputy Head of Group)Jenny.Bowman@newcastle.edu.au
Linda CampbellLinda.E.Campbell@newcastle.edu.au
Sean HalpinSean.Halpin@newcastle.edu.au
Tanya HanstockTanya.Hanstock@newcastle.edu.au
Lynne McCormackLynne.McCormack@newcastle.edu.au
Ross Wilkinson (Head of Group)Ross.Wilkinson@newcastle.edu.au
Paula WyePaula.Wye@newcastle.edu.au
Associate Members
Miles BoreMiles.Bore@newcastle.edu.au
Wayne LevickWayne.Levick@newcastle.edu.au
Don MunroDon.Munro@newcastle.edu.au
Mick HunterMick.Hunter@newcastle.edu.au

Events

The Health and Clinical Psychology Research Group holds regular seminars and workshops throughout the year. For a calendar of upcoming events please contact Ross Wilkinson.

Links

Centre for Resources Health and Safety

Family Interaction and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Hunter Medical Research Institute

Hunter Institute of Mental Health

Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour

Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health

Relationship and Psychological Health Laboratory (RAPHLab) at Newcastle