APS College of Health Psychologists

Queensland Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Health psychologists in a particular State. This is a sub-Committee of the College National Committee. Please feel free to contact the College State Section Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College in this State.


Dr Jacob Keech
Dr Jacob Keech is a Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Dr Keech’s primary research interests are the development of theory and interventions for reducing the effect of stress on physical and psychological health, and performance. Dr Keech is a Section Editor of the journal Stress & Health, and an Editorial Board Member of the journal Psychology & Health. For publications, please see jacobkeech.com


Position vacant


Ms Tabinda Basit


Adj A/Prof Marie Caltabiano

Committee Member

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/).

Student Representative

Dr Kirstie Daken
Kirstie Daken has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and is currently completing her Masters of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD program, as well as being a Research Assistant/Project Manager at the University of Southern Queensland. Her key areas of interest include communicable diseases, chronic illness and public health.

Student Representative

Miss Bernice Chong