Dr Christopher Bean
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. I am a Program Coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) Online, and also teach into various courses within the School, both online and on-campus. I also work collaboratively with researchers in the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, where I held a postdoctoral appointment from 2017-2019. My current research is in the area of life course epidemiology, specifically concerning mental health, health behaviours, heart disease and socioeconomic differences in health.
I graduated from the combined PhD/MPsych (Health) program in 2017. My PhD was supervised by Professor Helen Winefield, A/Professor Charli Sargent, and Dr Amanda Hutchinson. My PhD thesis considered psychosocial work factors and their association with measures of overweight and obesity, as well as energy balance-related behaviours (e.g. diet and physical activity).
Public Health: life-course epidemiology, social determinants of health, adolescent mental health.
Health Psychology: obesity, energy balance-related behaviours, diet, physical activity, stress, telomeres, sleep, psycho-cardiology.
Organisational Psychology: occupational health psychology, work stress, job demands, job control.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Program Coordinator (Graduate Diploma in Psychology [Advanced] Online) University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Uppsala University 2016 - 2017 Research Assistant Central Queensland University 2016 - 2017 Psychologist Private Practice
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Executive Dean's Team Prize University of Adelaide Australia - 2019 Research Award Early Career Researcher Meritorious Abstract Working Time Society United States - 2018 Award Travel Grant Wenner-Gren Foundation Sweden - 2018 Scholarship Innovation Scholarship Innovation Foundation of Handelsbanken Uppsala Sweden - 2016 Research Award Publication Incentive Scheme School of Psychology, University of Adelaide - - 2015 Fellowship Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship School of Psychology, University of Adelaide - - 2015 Award Beat Cancer Project Travel Grant South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) - - 2012 Scholarship Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia -
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Combined PhD and MPsych (Health) 2008 - 2011 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Date Title Institution name Country 2015 Registered Psychologist (General Registration) Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Australia
Year Citation 2019 Bean, C. G., Virtanen, P., Virtanen, M., Berg, N., Hallqvist, J., & Hammarström, A. (2019). Youth participation in Active Labour Market Programs (ALMPs) during boom/recession and mental health: a 20-year follow-up.. Poster session presented at the meeting of APS Health Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2019 Bean, C. G., Kosmadopoulos, A., Hutchinson, A., Matthews, R., Sargent, C., Stengård, J., . . . Adams, R. (2019). Short sleep, psychosocial work stressors, and measures of obesity: results from an Australian cohort study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 24th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time. Idaho, USA. 2017 Bean, C. G., Winefield, H., Sargent, C., Hutchinson, A., & Shi, Z. (2017). Work stress, dietary energy intake, and leisure-time physical activity: considering Job Demand-Control-Support model subscales. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASBHM-CHP. Gold Coast, Australia. 2017 Bean, C., Pingel, R., Berg, N., Hallqvist, J., & Hammarstrom, A. (2017). A 4-way decomposition analysis of poor social relations and depressive symptoms over the life-course. Poster session presented at the meeting of EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2015 Bean, C. G., Chur-Hansen, A., Tran, J., Strodl, E., & Smith, B. (2015). Australian psychology student perceptions and experiences of health psychology. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2nd APS Health Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. 2015 Bean, C. G., Winefield, H., Hutchinson, A., & Sargent, C. (2015). How might work stress contribute to obesity? A systematic review: work stress and energy balance-related behaviors. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health (APA/NIOSH/SOHP: Work, Stress, and Health [WSH]). Atlanta, GA, USA. 2015 Bean, C. G., Linehan, K. A., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A., & Wilson, C. (2015). Who, how and why do people contact a cancer telephone information and support service?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2nd APS Health Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. 2015 Linehan, K. A., Bean, C. G., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. D., & Wilson, C. (2015). Cancer telephone information and support service staff views on the distress thermometer: barriers, facilitating factors and implications for practice. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2nd APS Health Psychology Conference. 2014 Bean, C. G., Winefield, H. R., Sargent, C., & Hutchinson, A. D. (2014). The psychosocial work environment and measures of obesity in South Australian employees. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology [ICAP]. Paris. 2014 Track 4: From nutrition, exercise and psychology to lifestyle (2014). Poster session presented at the meeting of Obesity Reviews. Wiley.
2013 Bean, C., Winefield, H., & Sargent, C. (2013). Gender differences in the association between job strain and BMI when moderated by work/life balance, and quality of life. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Inaugural APS Health Psychology Conference. Cairns, Qld.: Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists. 2012 Bean, C. G., Heath, G., Kosmadopoulos, A., Holloway, L., Rowley, P., Bugg, J., & Sargent, C. (2012). Does less sleep lead to unhealthy food choices? The effect of severe sleep restriction on food appraisal and food choice. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society. Melbourne, Australia. 2012 Heath, G., Bean, C. G., Dorrian, J., & Sargent, C. (2012). Does mood play a role in food choice when sleep is restricted?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Sleep & Biological Rhythms, 10 (Supplement 1):38, October 2012. Darwin, Australia. 2012 Heath, G., Dorrian, J., Kosmadopoulos, A., Bugg, J., Bean, C. G., Holloway, L., . . . Sargent, C. (2012). Food consumption and choice following a week of sleep restriction: A pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society. Melbourne, Australia. 2012 Kosmadopoulos, A., Heath, G., Bean, C. G., Holloway, L., Bugg, J., & Sargent, C. (2012). Sleep restriction and the daily trajectory of pre-diabetes indicators. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society. Melbourne, Australia.
Year Citation 2017 Bean, C. G. (2017). Exploring Novel Associations Between Psychosocial Work Factors, Obesity, and Energy Balance-Related Behaviours. (PhD Thesis).
School of Psychology RIBG EMCR Small Grant 2021. Value: $2,000. In collaboration with Dr Peta Callaghan and Dr Josiah Krieg. Determining best practice guidelines for the development and implementation of group-based assessment in online courses.
School of Psychology RIBG EMCR Small Grant 2020. Value: $2,000. In collaboration with Dr Peta Callaghan and Dr Josiah Krieg. Developing effective strategies for online group work.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Understanding traumatic stress following myocardial infarction: A systematic review University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Health) Master Full Time Gregory Low 2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Can an exercise intervention reduce fear of movement in cancer patients? Uppsala University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Anna-Maria Cahlenstein
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Member College of Health Psychologists, South Australian Branch Australian Psychological Society (APS) Australia 2013 - 2016 Representative College of Health Psychologists, National Executive Committee Australian Psychological Society (APS) Australia
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