The University of Newcastle, Australia

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
Michelle KellyMichelle.Kelly@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.


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