Associate Professor Sheleigh Lawler

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55512


Sheleigh Lawler is a health psychology expert, with research interests in understanding and intervening on health behaviours, particularly the psychosocial sequelae in relation to disease and intervention outcomes. Her breadth of knowledge across public health, health promotion and health psychology allows for a unique perspective, particularly on understanding the importance of communication. Her work involves multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, industry partners, and government organisations.

Research Interests

  • Understanding psychosocial variables and their influence on health behaviours
  • Developing, trialling and integrating best teaching practices for blended learning
  • Broad reach behavioural (physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and diet) interventions for chronic disease prevention and management


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, The University of Auckland
  • Master of Science 1st Class Hons in Health Psych, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Auckland


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