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
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.