Centre for Health Psychology Practice and Research

About us

Our research is focused on improving the physical and mental health of people in our community. We work in collaboration with a range of government bodies, not-for-profit health services, and sporting organisations located throughout Australia and overseas.

Our Centre is led by Associate Professor Peter Kelly (Director) and Dr Stewart Vella (Deputy Director) and includes a diverse range of academic staff members, post-doctoral fellows, honorary members, and over 25 PhD students.

The Centre includes three integrated research themes:

Our people

Daughter and mother doing yoga in the lounge room

PhD stories: Bella Ingram

Meet Bella Ingram, a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at UOW. Her research investigates the prevalence of loneliness within people who have experienced addiction.

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PhD candidate Bella Ingram