“There are times in our lives when it is hard to do what we need to do to keep socially connected. This is where Groups 4 Health comes in.”
Groups 4 Health is currently based at The University of Queensland (UQ). Research from our team and others has shown that our relationships with groups of others (family, friendship networks, community, sporting and other interest groups) are especially beneficial in protecting our health. Yet this is not part of existing interventions. We developed Groups 4 Health to fill this gap and help people make the most use of their group-based relationships to support their health.
Our UQ Team
Prof. Catherine Haslam
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Cath has worked in both clinical and academic fields for about 20 years. On completing her clinical degree, she worked in Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services in Canberra (1991-2001) during which she also completed a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology …read more.
Dr. Tegan Cruwys
Lecturer in Psychology
Tegan’s research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health; work that is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology. Tegan is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Director of the Master of Applied Psychology at UQ, teaching into …read more.
Prof. Alex Haslam
Professor of Psychology & ARC Laureate Fellow
Alex has been at The University of Queensland since 2012 having previously held positions at the Australian National University and the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in organisational …read more.
Dr. Genevieve Dingle
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Genevieve is a practicing clinical psychologist and has worked for over a decade as a clinical psychologist in hospital and private practice settings. She currently lectures in clinical psychology in the School and is an affiliate lecturer with the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse, UQ. Her research is …read more.
Prof. Jolanda Jetten
Professor of Psychology
Jolanda is a Professor of social psychology at The University of Queensland. Her key appointments in the last 10 years include: Director, Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP); Co-Chief Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology; Associate Editor, Social Psychology; President, the Society …read more.
Melissa Xue-Ling Chang
Postgraduate Student, Researcher
Melissa’s research includes: group membership and mental health, cultural differences in social norms for happiness and unhappiness, drawing on social identity theorizing to understand the influence of culture on individuals (such as the expression of depression). …read more.