Dr Paul O'Halloran
...Dr Paul O'Halloran is a registered psychologist and is a member of the College of Health Psychologists.He
has worked in academia for close to 10 years.Paul's academic training while relatively diverse, was focused principally in the area of Health Psychology.While he
has a wide range of interests that includes fields such as research methods and communication processes in health, he
is most passionate about theoretical and applied aspects of Health Psychology, particularly as it relates to public health.This is reflected in both his
research interests and teaching.
Paul's research focus primarily relates to physical activity.He
has a particular interest in the development of effective interventions for increasing physical activity rates in older persons and persons with chronic diseases.His
current research project relates to an intervention designed to increase physical activity rates in persons diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.This intervention targets psychosocial factors, such as self-efficacy and social support, that have been identified as important determinants of physical activity.Other research interests relate to self-efficacy and health, physical activity and mood, depression and psychosocial aspects of injury.Paul coordinates and teaches in subject areas related to communication processes in health; health and human behaviour; sport and exercise psychology; chronic illness and disability; and interpersonal processes for health professionals.He
has supervised students at an honours, masters, and doctoral level, and reviewed articles for the Psychological Reports, Australian Journal of Primary Health, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
, Paul. (2007).Mood changes in Weeks 2 and 6 of a graduated group walking program in previously sedentary people with Type 2 Diabetes.Australian Journal of Primary Health
, 13(1), 68-73.
Ruddock, Mandy, Paul O'Halloran
, and Gregory Murphy.
...McIver, S., O'Halloran, P.D., & McGartland, M. (2004).
The impact of Hatha Yoga on Smoking Behavior.Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 10 (2), 22-23. O'Halloran
, P. (2003).Review of: Caltabiano, M. & Sarafino, E.P. Health psychology: biopsychosical interactions - an Australian perspective.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
, 27(1), 91.
O'Halloran P.D., Murphy G., & Webster K. E. (2002).A measure of beliefs about improvements in mood associated with exercise.Psychological Reports
, 90: 834-840.
O'Halloran P.D., Kirkby R., & Webster K. E. (2001).Mood changes during exercise.Australian Journal of Primary Health
, Interchange, 7(2):24-31
current academic research interests include:
...Dr Paul O'Halloran