Health, Disability and Lifespan Development Research Group

The Health, Disability and Lifespan Development Research (HDLD) Group provides a focus for research in health psychology, disability, rehabilitation and health service delivery, and healthy development across the lifespan.

The HDLD aims to act as a focus for whole-person health-related research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Our objectives are:

  • To create a forum for the exchange of information, research findings, and ideas in the domains of clinical and public health psychology, behavioural medicine, rehabilitation, public health, primary mental health care, healthy early and childhood development, healthy ageing, and occupational health.
  • To facilitate collaboration between academic staff members and other researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with a shared interest in relevant research fields.
  • To consolidate research activities in both the School of Psychology and in related parts of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the health professional communities, on relevant topics.
  • To harness members' collective skills and knowledge to gain competitive research funding from external sources.
  • To maintain an ongoing discussion group/seminar series on topics of interest to members and to use web pages to communicate our goals and activities as widely as possible.
  • To provide a focus for the support and mentoring of Honours and postgraduate students (including PhDs and professional Masters) who are undertaking relevant research projects.

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