Christopher Bean

Dr Christopher Bean

Senior Lecturer

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.

  • Appointments

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

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