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Kelly, Peter Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • School of Psychology
  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Coordinator - Centre for Health Initiatives 2019 -

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 Philosophy Hard-Core Smokers, the Hardening Hypothesis and Harm Reduction: Implications for Australian Tobacco Control Policy
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Values Amongst Individuals Being Treated for Borserline Personality Disorder Mohi, Simone
    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 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) Examining Insight Within Substance Use Disorder Populations 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 Investigating the relations of organised youth sport participation and parental mental health and wellbeing Sutcliffe, Jordan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Integrated Treatment for the Comorbid Presentation of Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder: Introducing Recovery Stories Carradus, Lenna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Using a Place-Based Approach to Understanding Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Interventions within Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations Sheppeard, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Young people’s engagement and experiences with alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services Wells, Megan
    Doctor of Philosophy Treatment Trajectories in Residential Substance Dependence Treatment. Hatton, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating and responding to the needs of people who have cognitive impairment and are attending substance use treatment Lunn, Jo
    Doctor of Philosophy Mental Health Promotion in Sport: Ahead of the Game for Female Sport Participants Shipp, Mon
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Adverse childhood experiences and their association with risky substance use behaviours in adulthood: Identifying opportunities for intervention. Tan, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors Associated with Sustaining Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services Wolstencroft, Keren

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 Philosophy Hard-Core Smokers, the Hardening Hypothesis and Harm Reduction: Implications for Australian Tobacco Control Policy
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Values Amongst Individuals Being Treated for Borserline Personality Disorder Mohi, Simone
    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 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) Examining Insight Within Substance Use Disorder Populations 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 Investigating the relations of organised youth sport participation and parental mental health and wellbeing Sutcliffe, Jordan
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Integrated Treatment for the Comorbid Presentation of Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder: Introducing Recovery Stories Carradus, Lenna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Using a Place-Based Approach to Understanding Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Interventions within Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations Sheppeard, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Young people’s engagement and experiences with alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services Wells, Megan
    Doctor of Philosophy Treatment Trajectories in Residential Substance Dependence Treatment. Hatton, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating and responding to the needs of people who have cognitive impairment and are attending substance use treatment Lunn, Jo
    Doctor of Philosophy Mental Health Promotion in Sport: Ahead of the Game for Female Sport Participants Shipp, Mon
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Adverse childhood experiences and their association with risky substance use behaviours in adulthood: Identifying opportunities for intervention. Tan, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors Associated with Sustaining Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services Wolstencroft, Keren

Keywords


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

Full Name


  • Peter James Kelly

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