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Professor Christina Lee
  – Professor of Health Psychology and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

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Professor Christina Lee
Christina is a public health psychologist and a former head of the School (2006-2009). She is currently seconded (0.8) to the Faculty as the Associate Dean (Research). She is a member of the NHMRC CRE in Women’s Health in the 21st Century (2012-2015). Her research focuses on gender and health and she is a joint CI on The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (1995- ), funded directly by the Australian Department of Health & Ageing ($24million to date).
S-428 and MC-233
+61 7 3365 4910
+61 7 3365 3542
Postal Address:

School of Psychology
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Qld 4072

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Professor Christina Lee


Professional Activities:

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences


Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

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Professor Christina Lee
Research Activities:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

NHMRC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health

Public health psychology

Gender, psychology and health

Representative Publications:

Some Recent Articles

Moran, C., & Lee, C. (in press). Selling genital cosmetic surgery to healthy women: A multimodal discourse analysis of Australian surgical websites. Critical Discourse Studies. Accepted April 2013.

Wigginton, B., & Lee, C. (in press). Stigma and hostility towards pregnant smokers:
Does individuating information reduce the effect? Psychology and Health. 
Accepted January 2013. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2012.762101

Thompson, R., Lee, C., & Adams, J. (in press). Reproducing stereotypes? A qualitative study of young Australian men’s perspectives on fatherhood. International Journal of Men’s Health. Accepted 28th January 2013.

Wigginton, B., & Lee, C. (in press). A story of stigma: Australian women’s accounts of smoking during pregnancy. Critical Public Health. Accepted November 2012.

Rowlands, I., Lee, C., Janda, M., Nagle, C.M., Obermair, A., Webb, P.M., & ANECS Group. (in press). Predicting positive and negative impacts of cancer among long-term endometrial cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology. Accepted 19th October 2012.

Moran, C., & Lee, C. (in press). Australian women talk about non-romantic sex. Psychology and Sexuality. Accepted October 2012.

Moran, C., & Lee, C. (in press). Women’s constructions of heterosexual non-romantic sex and the implications for sexual health. Psychology & Sexuality. Accepted 12th June 2012.

Johnstone, M., & Lee, C. (2012). Young Australian women and their aspirations: “It’s hard enough thinking a week or two in advance at the moment.” Journal of Adolescent Research, 27, 351-376. doi: 10.1177/0743558411409932

Wade, T., Wilksch, S., & Lee, C. (2012). A longitudinal investigation of the impact of disordered eating on young women’s quality of life. Health Psychology, 31, 352-359.

Lee, C. (2012). ‘She was a person, she was here’: Experiencing late pregnancy loss in Australia. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 30, 62-76.

Thompson, R., & Lee, C. (2011). Fertile imaginations: Young men’s reproductive attitudes and preferences. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 20(1), 43-55.

Thompson, R., & Lee, C. (2011). Sooner or later? Young Australian men’s perspectives on timing of parenthood. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(5), 807-818.136.

Diedrichs, P., Lee, C., & Kelly, M. (2011). “Seeing the beauty in everyday people” A qualitative study of young Australians’ opinions on body image, media and models. Body Image, 8, 259-266.

Johnstone, M., Lucke, J., & Lee, C. (2011). Influences of marriage, motherhood, and other life events on Australian women’s employment aspirations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35 (2), 267-281. Doi: 10.1177/0361684310388502

Moran, C., & Lee, C. (2011). On his terms: Representations of sexuality in women’s magazines and the implications for negotiating safe sex. Psychology & Sexuality, 2, 159-180

Diedrichs, P.C., & Lee, C. (2011). Waif Goodbye! Average-size female models promote positive body image and appeal to consumers. Psychology & Health, 26, 1273-1291

Diedrichs, P.C., & Lee, C. (2010). GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and ultra-muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertisement effectiveness. Body Image, 7 (3), 218-226.

Rowlands, I., & Lee, C. (2010). Adjustment after miscarriage: Predicting positive mental health trajectories among young Australian women. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 15 (1), 34 - 49.

Rowlands, I., & Lee, C. (2010). “The silence was deafening”: Social and health service support after miscarriage. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 28 (3), 274-286. 





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Professor Christina Lee
Gender and health. Public health psychology.
Health psychology, Psychology and health, Gender and health, Women's health, Men's health, Public health
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 1, 2012
    PSYC4982 - Current Issues in Psychology II
  • Semester 1, 2011
    PSYC4982 - Current Issues in Psychology II

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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