Christopher Bean

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 currently developing course materials and teaching into the Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology. 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.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing 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
  • Education

    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)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 Registered Psychologist (General Registration) Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Australia
  • Research Interests

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
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133319
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83133770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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