Staff profile

Dr Paul O'Halloran

Lecturer

Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Public Health and Human Biosciences
Department of Public Health

HS1-317, All Campuses

Qualifications

BBSc, GDipHlth(Psych), PhD La Trobe, MAPS

Area of study

Public Health

Brief profile

Dr Paul O'Halloran is a registered psychologist and is a member of the College of Health Psychologists. He has worked in academia for close to 10 years. Paul's academic training while relatively diverse, was focused principally in the area of Health Psychology. While he has a wide range of interests that includes fields such as research methods and communication processes in health, he is most passionate about theoretical and applied aspects of Health Psychology, particularly as it relates to public health. This is reflected in both his research interests and teaching.

In addition to Paul's academic interests, he works clinically as a health psychologist with both individuals (e.g., helping individuals change health-related behaviours such as smoking and exercise; working with individuals to facilitate coping with injury and illness; helping individuals cope with anxiety and depression) and groups (e.g., Paul has run stress management workshops in several large corporations). He has also worked as a performance psychologist and counsellor with individual athletes in sports such as swimming, running, football, and tennis and has been a consultant with state and national level teams in sports such as hockey, basketball, and swimming.

Recent publications

 

O'Halloran, Paul, Gregory Murphy, and K. Webster. in press. Moderators of mood during a 60-minute treadmill run. International Journal of Sport Psychology 36.

O'Halloran, Paul. (2007). Mood changes in Weeks 2 and 6 of a graduated group walking program in previously sedentary people with Type 2 Diabetes. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13(1), 68-73.

O'Halloran, Paul, Gregory Murphy, and Kate E Webseter. 2005. Timing and type of mood change during running. In International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) (Ed.), Promoting Health & Performance for Life. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology Conference, Sydney: ISSP. O'Halloran, Paul, Gregory Murphy, and Kate E Webseter. 2005. The effect beliefs concerning mood improvement on mood change during running. In M. Jackson & G. Murphy (Eds.), Theory and practice in contemporary Australian cognitive and behaviour therapy: Proceedings of the 28th National AACBT Conference, Melbourne: AACBT.

Ruddock, Mandy, Paul O'Halloran, and Gregory Murphy. 2005. Injury rehabilitation among Australian Football League players: Psychosocial issues. In M. Jackson & G. Murphy (Eds.), Theory and practice in contemporary Australian cognitive and behaviour therapy: Proceedings of the 28th National AACBT Conference, Melbourne: AACBT.

O'Halloran P.D., Murphy G., & Webster K. E. (2004). Mood during a 60-minute treadmill run: Timing and type of mood change. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 35(4), 309-327.

O'Halloran P.D., Murphy G., & Webster K. E. (2004) Reliability of the bipolar form of the Profile of Mood States using an alternate test protocol. Psychological Reports, 95, 459-463.

McIver, S., O'Halloran, P.D., & McGartland, M. (2004). The impact of Hatha Yoga on Smoking Behavior. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 10 (2), 22-23.

O'Halloran, P. (2003). Review of: Caltabiano, M. & Sarafino, E.P. Health psychology: biopsychosical interactions - an Australian perspective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27(1), 91.

O'Halloran P.D., Murphy G., & Webster K. E. (2002). A measure of beliefs about improvements in mood associated with exercise. Psychological Reports, 90: 834-840.

O'Halloran P.D., Kirkby R., & Webster K. E. (2001). Mood changes during exercise. Australian Journal of Primary Health – Interchange, 7(2):24-31