Motivation and Behaviour

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 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. Prof. Chris Lonsdale 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.


Program Leader

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Professor Chris Lonsdale 

BSc (Hons), MA, PhD

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Deputy Program Leader

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Dr Taren Sanders 

B HS (PDHPE), B HS(Hons), PhD

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Research Team:

Rich Ryan

   Professor Richard Ryan

   Professorial Fellow

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Johnmarshall Reeve

Professor Johnmarshall Reeve

Professor

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Hye-Ryen Jang

Dr Hye-Ryen Jang

Research Fellow

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Michael Noetel

 Dr Michael Noetel


 Senior Lecturer

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Emma Bradshaw

 Dr Emma Bradshaw

 Research Associate

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Jasper Duineveld

 Dr Jasper Duineveld

 Research Technical Support Officer

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Kirsty Bergan

 Kirsty Bergan

 Research Project Officer

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Jane Lee

 Jane Lee

 Research Project Officer

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Devan Antczak

 Devan Antczak

 Research Project Officer

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Katrina Wilhite

 Katrina Wilhite

 Research Project Officer

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 Bridget Booker

 Research Assistant

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 Ella Tremaine

 Research Assistant

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Our research streams

Indigenous Thriving

IT’s purpose is to enable Indigenous children, youth and communities to, not just succeed, but thrive.

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Positive Psychology

This research steam explores the factors that allow humans to flourish and to contribute to their community and society.

Our programs

Motivation and Behaviour

This program focuses focused on understanding human motivation and behaviour for the promotion of human wellness.

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North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia

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PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059
Australia