Budding Ideas 2014

Dr Peter Kelly

"I'm working with disadvantaged populations - people with serious health problems are often under-represented in healthy lifestyle types of research"

Dr Peter Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. He has held registration as a Psychologist since 2002, and is a member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists.

Peter's research is focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based approaches within community based mental health and/or substance abuse settings. He has been the lead investigator on projects funded by the Cancer Institute NSW, the Heart Foundation and the Rotary Health Fund. He is also currently an investigator on a 2013 Global Challenges Seeding Grant to establish an Indigenous Multi-Disciplinary Health Research Coalition at UOW.

He has 32 journal articles or book chapters accepted for publication, with 17 of these articles having been published in the last two years. With colleagues in the School of Psychology, Dr Kelly has previously been awarded the Excellence in Research Award at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards (2012) and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence in Research Partnerships by the University of Wollongong (2010).

His talk 'Improving the health of disadvantaged populations' will discuss how he is working to embedded interventions in routine care for people with mental health issues. 

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Peter's top three publications: 

Kelly, P. J., Baker, A. L., Deane, F. P., Kay-Lambkin, F. J., Bonveski, B., Tregarthen, J. (2012). Prevalence of smoking and other health risk factors in people attending residential substance abuse treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review. 31, 638-644.

Baker, A.L., Turner, A., Kelly, P.J., Spring, B., Callister, R., Collins, C.E., Woodcock, K.L., Kay-Lambkin, F.J., Devir, H., Lewin, T.J. (2014). ‘Better Health Choices’ by telephone: A feasibility trial of improving diet and physical activity in people diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Psychiatry Research. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.06.035. 

 Kelly, P. J., Kay-Lambkin, F. J., Baker, A. L., Deane, F. P., Brooks, A. C., Mitchell, A. Marshall, S., Whittington, M., & Dingle, G. A. (2012). Study protocol: A randomized controlled trial of a computer-based depression and substance abuse intervention for people attending residential substance abuse treatment. BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-113.

Last reviewed: 29 August, 2016