Christopher Bean

Dr Christopher Bean

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

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
    2024 - ongoing Program Director (Bachelor of Psychological Science [Honours]) University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2023 Program Coordinator/Program Director (Graduate Diploma in Psychology [Advanced] Online) University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2022 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
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor An Experimental Evaluation of Motivated Reasoning during Data Interpretation among Psychology Students and Researchers. [First Class]. The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Callum Horan
    2023 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Can Psychology Students and Researchers Distinguish between an AI-generated and a Human-authored Journal Abstract? [First Class]. The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) Honours Full Time Omar Siddique
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor The Assumptions Testing Practices of Quantitative Researchers in Psychology at Different Occupational Levels. [First Class]. The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Richard Vidanage
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The Impact of Work Stress (as Measured by the Job Demand Control/Support Model) on Habitual Diet and Leisure-Time Physical Activity: A Systematic Review. The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Part Time Sheridan Worthington
    2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Understanding Traumatic Stress Following Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review. [Prize: 2021 College of Health Psychologists Award for Excellent Masters Thesis in Health Psychology]. The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Health) Master Full Time Gregory Low
    2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Evaluating the Role of an Exercise Intervention for Reducing Kinesiophobia in Cancer Patients: A Quantitative Study. [Analysis of data from the Phys-Can Randomized Clinical Trial]. Uppsala University [Sweden] 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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