Christopher Bean

Dr Christopher Bean

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. I am currently developing learning materials for an online graduate diploma. I also work collaboratively with researchers in the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden. 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.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Bean, C., Virtanen, M., Westerlund, H., Berg, N., Hallqvist, J., & Hammarström, A. (2019). Group activity participation at age 21 and depressive symptoms during boom and recession in Sweden: a 20-year follow-up. European Journal of Public Health, 29(3), 475-481.
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    2019 Bean, C., Pingel, R., Hallqvist, J., Berg, N., & Hammarström, A. (2019). Poor peer relations in adolescence, social support in early adulthood and depressive symptoms in later adulthood - evaluating mediation and interaction using four-way decomposition analysis. Annals of Epidemiology, 29, 52-59.
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    2019 Bean, C., Winefield, H., Hutchinson, A., Sargent, C., & Shi, Z. (2019). Unique associations of the Job Demand-Control-Support model subscales with leisure-time physical activity and dietary energy intake. Industrial Health, 57(1), 99-117.
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    2018 Berg, N., Kiviruusu, O., Bean, C., Huurre, T., Lintonen, T., & Hammarström, A. (2018). Social relationships in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking from youth to midlife in Finland and Sweden — examining the role of individual, contextual and temporal factors. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 12 pages.
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    2015 Bean, C., Winefield, H., Sargent, C., & Hutchinson, A. (2015). Differential associations of job control components with both waist circumference and body mass index. Social Science & Medicine, 143, 1-8.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
  • Conference Items

    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., & Hammarström, 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2017 Bean, C. G. (2017). Exploring Novel Associations Between Psychosocial Work Factors, Obesity, and Energy Balance-Related Behaviours. (PhD Thesis).
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Psychocardiology University of Adelaide M.Psych [Health] Master Gregory Low
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133319
  • Email: christopher.bean@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 16
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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