APS College of Health Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Health psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Dr Louise Roufeil

University Programs Coordinator

Assoc Prof Marie Caltabiano

Chair-Elect

Position vacant

Secretary

Dr Helen Lindner

Treasurer

Dr Paul O'Halloran

Course Approvals Chair

Position vacant

Chair CPD Subcommittee

Ms Sue Yencken

Chair 2021 Health Psychology Conference

Dr Simon Knowles

Office Bearer

Dr Rosemary Higgins

Office Bearer

Ms Rebecca Norwood

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Chair of Health Psychology Subcommittee

Prof John Toumbourou

Committee Member

Dr Mike Shelley

Committee Member

Dr Amy Mullens
Phone: 07 3812 6153
Dr Amy Mullens is a Health and Clinical Psychologist, as well as an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland in the School of Psychology and Counselling. She has many years experience working as a clinician in both the public and private sector. Her areas of interest include improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities, chronic disease (screening, prevention, management), sexual health/HIV, Diabetes, COPD, Substance Use, Health Behaviour Change; Inter-professional learning, mentoring, teaching and supervision.

Committee Member

Ms Victoria Burrows

Social Media Coordinator

Dr Allison Clarke
I am a Health and Clinical Psychologist registered with the PsyBA. I have a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. My doctoral thesis examined the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on young people.

I have additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Hypnosis.

I work part-time in private practice and part-time in the Australian Public Service. I am particularly interested in:
the application of psychology to lifestyle risk factor modification;
treatment of psychosocial and lifestyle factors that impact chronic conditions;
increasing patient adherence to medical and lifestyle changes required for effective chronic disease management;
using psychological treatment for problems that often accompany ill health and injury; and
helping people cope with trauma, disability and rehab.

Contact: a: [email protected]

Early Career Representative

Position vacant

Student Representative

Ms Meg Trinder-McCartney

Chair Student/Early Career Subcommittee

Ms Elizabeth Beasley

Chair
QLD

Dr Kyra Hamilton
Dr Kyra Hamilton is an Associate Professor in health psychology and behavioural medicine in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia. She has both psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in the health field. She has particular research interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief Psychology & Health and Associate Editor International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin, and Editorial Board member Health Psychology Review, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Stress & Health. Dr Hamilton is the State Chair (Queensland) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists and the Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society. She is also founder and director of the Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPI) research laboratory (see https://hapiresearchlab.com/).

Chair
SA

Dr Rachel Reilly

Chair
TAS

Ms Katharine Turner
Phone: 0409175847

Chair
VIC

Ms Sue Yencken