Philip Mohr

Professor Philip Mohr


School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professor Philip Mohr is a behavioural scientist who specialises in health psychology and survey design. His main research interests concern how people reason about health and food and the implications of this for health communication and behaviour change strategies. A current multidisciplinary focus is on understanding factors motivating non-medically prescribed food avoidances.

Prof. Mohr’s previous appointment was as Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where he initiated the national omnibus Food & Health Survey for the monitoring of consumer attitudes and behaviour. Before CSIRO, he worked at the University of South Australia, where he taught social psychology and research and evaluation methods; his research focus at this time was predominantly on social and forensic psychology.

Phil Mohr’s record of engagement with government and industry bodies ranges from commissioned research and evaluations to advisory roles: providing input on research design and interpretation as well as substantive questions of consumer behaviour. His objective in such activities is the delivery of practical, comprehensible solutions with a sound basis in behavioural science.

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Studies for the Development of Effective Lucid Dream Induction Techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Denholm Jay Aspy
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Psychological Characteristics Associated with Food Avoidance Behaviour and Perceived (Non-Medically Diagnosed) Food Intolerance in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bella Bojidarova Yantcheva
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Parenting Style and Child Weight Related Outcomes: Measurement, Processes of Influence, and the Psychological Context Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amanda May Taylor
    2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The role of Friends in Adolescent Overweight and Weight-Related Behaviors: A Social Network Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kayla de la Haye
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Fast-Food Consumption: Application and Extension of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Incorporate Affective Responses and Implicit Associations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kirsten Dunn
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Exploring Fast Food Consumption Behaviours and Social Influence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Emily Brindal
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2008 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Social Science and Economics Advisory Group Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Member New Biotechnology
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135884
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  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 16
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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