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Kelly, Peter James. Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Centre for Health Initiatives
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Psychology

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Kelly is an Associate Professor based in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. He is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has been awarded membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. He has extensive clinical and research experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse problems.

    A/Prof Kelly's research is focused on cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention in disadvantaged and marginalised populations. He holds a number of research grants and consultancies supporting this work. His program of research is particularly focused on developing and trialling multiple health behaviour change interventions for at-risk population groups (i.e. mental health and substance abuse populations, Indigenous Australians). These interventions tend to focus on reducing smoking, improving diet and promoting physical activity.

    He has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles or book chapters, with the majority of this work focused on the non-government sector. Prior to completing his PhD, A/Prof Kelly was employed as the Chief Executive Officer at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services. Kedesh is a large organisation that provides both residential and outpatient treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance abuse problems and co-occurring mental illness.

    http://www.uow.edu.au/index.html

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Values Amongst Individuals Being Treated for Borserline Personality Disorder Mohi, Simone
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Gender Differences in the Impact of Weight-Related Stigmatisation on Self-Determined Motivation and Physical Activity in Individuals with Overweight and Obesity Sattler, Krystal
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Developing effective parenting programs for vulnerable families: Exploring the utility of a proposed theoretical framework Osborne, Briony
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Beliefs about Safety Behaviours Meyer, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Loneliness does not discriminate-an examination of loneliness in a treatment-seeking substance dependent population Ingram, Isabella
    Doctor of Philosophy Criteria and Assessment of Outcomes of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Management Services. Wang, Jing
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The effect of Type 2 diabetes risk communication and risk perception on health behaviour intentions in a substance dependence population Goh, Melvin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Improving Indigenous Health Dale, Elizabeth
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Exploring Insight in Active Methamphetamine Users Raftery, Dayle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Suicide Prevention in Young People Janackovski, Atanas
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Continuing Care in Specialist Alcohol and other Drug Services. Degan, Tayla
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors Associated with Sustaining Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services Wolstencroft, Keren
    Doctor of Philosophy Engaging the disengaged in health behaviour change: Tobacco use and physical activity Buchanan, Tanya

Keywords


  • Alcohol, Methamphetamine, Drugs, Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence Disorder, Peer Workers, Schizophrenia, Smoking, Healthy Lifestyles. 

Full Name


  • Peter James Kelly

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Kelly is an Associate Professor based in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong. He is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has been awarded membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. He has extensive clinical and research experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse problems.

    A/Prof Kelly's research is focused on cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention in disadvantaged and marginalised populations. He holds a number of research grants and consultancies supporting this work. His program of research is particularly focused on developing and trialling multiple health behaviour change interventions for at-risk population groups (i.e. mental health and substance abuse populations, Indigenous Australians). These interventions tend to focus on reducing smoking, improving diet and promoting physical activity.

    He has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles or book chapters, with the majority of this work focused on the non-government sector. Prior to completing his PhD, A/Prof Kelly was employed as the Chief Executive Officer at Kedesh Rehabilitation Services. Kedesh is a large organisation that provides both residential and outpatient treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance abuse problems and co-occurring mental illness.

    http://www.uow.edu.au/index.html

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Values Amongst Individuals Being Treated for Borserline Personality Disorder Mohi, Simone
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Gender Differences in the Impact of Weight-Related Stigmatisation on Self-Determined Motivation and Physical Activity in Individuals with Overweight and Obesity Sattler, Krystal
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Developing effective parenting programs for vulnerable families: Exploring the utility of a proposed theoretical framework Osborne, Briony
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Beliefs about Safety Behaviours Meyer, Johanna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Loneliness does not discriminate-an examination of loneliness in a treatment-seeking substance dependent population Ingram, Isabella
    Doctor of Philosophy Criteria and Assessment of Outcomes of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Management Services. Wang, Jing
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The effect of Type 2 diabetes risk communication and risk perception on health behaviour intentions in a substance dependence population Goh, Melvin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Improving Indigenous Health Dale, Elizabeth
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Exploring Insight in Active Methamphetamine Users Raftery, Dayle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Suicide Prevention in Young People Janackovski, Atanas
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Continuing Care in Specialist Alcohol and other Drug Services. Degan, Tayla
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors Associated with Sustaining Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services Wolstencroft, Keren
    Doctor of Philosophy Engaging the disengaged in health behaviour change: Tobacco use and physical activity Buchanan, Tanya

Keywords


  • Alcohol, Methamphetamine, Drugs, Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence Disorder, Peer Workers, Schizophrenia, Smoking, Healthy Lifestyles. 

Full Name


  • Peter James Kelly

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