Kim Caudwell, PhD

I moved to Perth in 2009 to undertake a bachelor degree in Psychology at Curtin University. In November 2012, I graduated with first class honours under the supervision of Professor Martin Hagger. My dissertation focused on the alcohol consumption behaviours of Western Australian undergraduate students, and testing predictive efficacy of a model of behaviour based on motivational and social psychological theories. As of 2012, I am continuing with this line of research into alcohol consumption as part of my PhD under the supervision of Professor Martin Hagger, A/Professor Barbara Mullan, and Adrian North. My PhD focuses primarily on pre-drinking - a drinking behavior associated with increased risk of alcohol-related harm. My wider research and collaborative interests are in how we can draw from psychological and behavioral theories to explain ‘unhealthy’ or risk-laden behaviors, such as excessive alcohol consumption and exercise behaviors, cigarette smoking, and drug use, to inform theory, practice, and broader health policy.



Selected Publications


Caudwell, K. M., Mullan, B. A., & Hagger, M. S. (2016). Combining motivational and volitional approaches to reducing excessive alcohol consumption in pre-drinkers: a theory-based intervention protocol. BMC Public Health, 16(45), 1-12. 10.1186/s12889-015-2648-7.


Hardcastle, S. J., Chan, D. C., Caudwell, K. M., Sultan, S., Cranwell, J., Chatzisarantis, N. L., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Larger and more prominent graphic health warnings on plain-packaged tobacco products and avoidant responses in current smokers: A qualitative study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-8. doi:10.1007/s12529-015-9487-x.


Caudwell, K. M., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Predicting alcohol pre‐drinking in Australian undergraduate students using an integrated theoretical model. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 7(2), 188-213. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12044.


Keatley, D. A., Chan, D. K., Caudwell, K., Chatzisarantis, N. L., & Hagger, M. S. (2014). A consideration of what is meant by automaticity and better ways to measure it. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. 1537. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01537.


Caudwell, K. M., & Hagger, M. S. (2014). Pre-drinking and alcohol-related harm in undergraduates: the influence of explicit motives and implicit alcohol identity. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 1252-62. doi: 10.1007/s10865-014-9573-6.