Martin Hagger

Martin Hagger holds Ph. D. degrees in exercise psychology from Loughborough University, UK and sport, exercise and health sciences from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has held academic positions in Psychology Schools in the Universities of Sheffield, Essex, and Nottingham. He is currently is John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Director of the Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Research Group in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is also editor-in-chief of Health Psychology Review and Stress and Health and editorial board member of eight other international peer-reviewed journals. He has diverse research interests in the areas of health, exercise and social psychology. His main focus is the social processes involved in people’s "self-regulation" of health behaviour. He is interested in how psychological factors such as attitudes, intentions, self-control, action plans, and motives affect their behaviour and what health professionals can do to change health-related behaviour. His research applies social cognitive and motivational theories to understand and to intervene and change diverse health behaviours such as physical activity, eating a healthy diet, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, anti-doping behaviours in sport, and medication adherence.

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