This program focuses focused on understanding human motivation and behaviour for the promotion of human wellness. The program is underpinned largely by Self-determination Theory (SDT) and incorporates a range of research methods, from optical neuroimaging in the laboratory experiments to large-scale implementation and evaluation of public health promotion interventions. Dr Taren Sanders leads a team of researchers who focus on public health, while Prof. Richard Ryan leads a team of researchers who are more specifically focused on advancing SDT.
Dr Taren Sanders - Senior Lecturer
Professor Chris Lonsdale - Professor and Interim Deputy Provost
Professor Richard Ryan - Professorial Fellow
Professor Johnmarshall Reeve - Professor
Dr Emma Bradshaw - Research Fellow
Dr James Conigrave - Research Fellow
Dr Hye-Ryen Jang - Research Fellow
Dr Jasper Duineveld - Research Technical Support Officer
Kirsty Bergan - Research Project Officer
Bridget Booker -Research Assistant
Ella Tremaine -Research Assistant
Our research streams
Indigenous Game Changers
IGC's purpose is to enable Indigenous children, youth and communities to, not just succeed, but thrive.