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Amanda Rebar

PhD (2013; The Pennsylvania State University; Kinesiology - Sport and Exercise Psychology); Masters (2010; The Pennsylvania State University; Kinesiology - Sport and Exercise Psychology); BS (2008; Indiana University; Psychology, with minors in Statisics and Biology)
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
(07) 4923 2182
Rockhampton
Building 7 - LG.15
Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, QLD, 4702
About Me

Dr Rebar is National Health and Medical Research Council research fellow and senior lecturer at Central Queensland University, Australia. Dr Rebar’s research focuses on the psychology of behaviour change and health behaviour motivation, with particular emphasis on dual process models and non-conscious, automatic processes (e.g., habits, implicit attitudes, approach/avoidance tendencies) that influence health behaviours. While her work draws on a range of methodologies, she is a strong advocate for longitudinal repeated assessment designs and multi-level analysis for testing predictive relationships in real-world contexts.

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General
Universities Studied At

Phd, Masters: The Pennsylania University (supervisor: Dr David E Conroy)

BS: Indiana University (supversior: Dr John E Bates)

Awards

Grants and Fellowships (total: $940,159) (*signifies senior investigator)

Rebar, A. L. (2018). Ensuring competence of electrical work through more stringent and relevant skills maintenance. Worksafe Queensland. $49,440 2018
Stanton, R., Rebar, A. L., & Rosenbaum, S. (2017). How hard can it be? Assessing fitness in people with depression. Central Queensland University Merit Grant. $34,874 2017
Rebar, A. L., Judd, J., Gardner, B., & Askew, C. (2017). Towards a better understanding of why people do or do not adopt an active lifestyle during and following cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Central Queensland University & Bundaberg Health Promotions, Ltd. Bundaberg Health Promotions Ltd. Partner Investigators: Kelly Dooley, Simon Halloran, Lucy Ashby, & Michael Strahan, $54,231.24 2017
Rebar, A. L., Alfrey, K.-L, Cope, K., Neal, J., & Gardner, B. LIVIN Strong program evaluations study support award. LIVIN, $2,500. 2017
Stanton, R., Rebar, A. L., & Rosenbaum, S. Exercise and depression – assessing translation to public awareness. Central Queensland University Population Research Grant Scheme, $19,500 2017
'Khalesi, S., Williams, S., Vandelanotte, C., Rebar, A. L., Dwyer, T., Heidke, P. Psychological distress in nursing students: Roles of modifiable lifestyle behaviours. Central Queensland University New Staff Grant, $14,795.43 2017
Hayman, M., Vandelanotte, C., Short, C., Reaburn, P., Alley, S., Schoeppe, S., Rebar, A. L., & Brown. W. Fit4Two: A tailored eHealth physical activity intervention for pregnant women integrated into clinical practice – a randomized controlled trial. Central Queensland University Merit Grant. $13,624.80 2016
*Alfrey, K.-L., Cope, K., & Rebar, A. L. Fly-in, Fly-out study support award. $1,497.50. LIVIN 2016
Vandelanotte, C., Rebar, A. L., Schoeppe, S., Alley, S., Hayman, M. Physical activity measurement equipment and support. Central Queensland University Research Infrastructure Block Grant. $74,214, 2016 AUD 2016
Alley, S., Schoeppe, S., Rebar, A. L., & Vandelanotte, C. Population Research Grant Scheme, Central Queensland University, $19,500 AUD 2016
Rebar, A. L. Ringing Pavlov’s Bell – Using conditioning tasks to enhance physical activity and reduce cardiovascular disease. Central Queensland University, $61,095 AUD 2016 - 2019
Rebar, A. L. Ringing Pavlov’s Bell – Using conditioning tasks to enhance physical activity and reduce cardiovascular disease. National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship Australian Government, $314,644 AUD 2016 - 2019
Rebar, A. L. & Vandelanotte, C. Australians’ perceptions of physical activity and exercise. Population Research Lab Grant Scheme, Central Queensland University, $19,500 AUD 2015
Hagger, M., Vandelanotte, C., Rebar, A. L., Sonj, H. Joint funded Health Collaborative Research Network (Health CRN) post-doctoral research fellow to foster collaboration Curtin University and Central Queensland University, $200,184 AUD 2015 - 2016
Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Short, C., Rebar, A. L., Rogers, N., Brown, W. Efficacy of a web- and smartphone-based intervention to improve multiple health behaviours: the Balance project. Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation, $70,000 AUD 2014
Rebar, A. L., Vandelanotte, C., Short, C., & Schoeppe, S. “But I don’t have time to exercise!” An investigation of physical activity time utility. Population Research Lab Grant Scheme, Central Queensland University, $15,000 AUD 2014
Rebar A. L. Uncovering physical activity habits. Population Research Lab Grant Scheme, Central Queensland University, $15,000 AUD 2013
Rebar, A. L., Vandelanotte, C., Burton, N., Duncan, M. J., & Short, C. A healthy mind in a healthy body: A two-group randomised trial evaluating web-based physical activity interventions to improve mental and physical health in people with depression – A pilot study. Health Collaborative Research Network Merit Grant, Central Queensland University. $14,790 AUD 2013

Honours and Awards (total: $31,395)

Visiting Senior Research Fellow King’s College London, United Kingdom 2018
Publication Recognition Award Central Queensland University 2017
Opal award for Excellence in Engagement Students: Alfrey, K.-L., Neal, J., & Cope, K. Supervisors: Rebar, A. L., & Gardner, B. Central Queensland University 2017
Publication Recognition Award Central Queensland University 2016
Women’s Academic Maternity Funding Award Advance Queensland, $14,000 AUD 2015 - 2016
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher Central Queensland University, $5,000 AUD 2014
Student Voice Award for Educator of the Year Central Queensland University 2014
Special Purpose Collaborative Funding Award The Health Collaborative Research Network, $1,000 AUD 2014
Special Purpose Collaborative Funding Award The Health Collaborative Research Network, $1,525 AUD 2014
Special Purpose Collaborative Funding Award The Health Collaborative Research Network, $4,000 AUD 2013
The Department of Kinesiology Graduate Student Research Award Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University 2012
Departmental nomination for the Kligman Graduate Fellowship Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University 2012
Ruth W. Ayres-Givens Scholarship The Pennsylvania State University, $1,675 USD 2010
The Women in Sciences and Engineering Institute Travel Grant Award The Pennsylvania State University, $400 USD 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Application Incentive Award The Pennsylvania State University, $1,000 USD 2008
The Penn State University Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment Award The Pennsylvania State University, $2,295 USD 2008
Excellence in Research Indiana University 2008
Hutton Honors College Research Partnership Grant Indiana University, $500 USD 2006

Previous teaching

Psychology Honours Thesis Coordinator – Central Queensland University 2016
Course Coordinator and Instructor – Central Queensland University Research Methods for Speech Pathology (Allied Health) 2014 - 2016
Guest Speaker for HealthLink Program Emmaus College Students (year 10 Students) Allied Health Assistance Certificate 3 Program Topic: Careers Opportunities in Health Research 2013
Guest Lecture for Psychology Current Trends – Central Queensland University Topic: Careers in Health Psychology with an Emphasis of Academia 2013 – 2016
Teaching Assistant for The Biophysical Bases of Kinesiology – The Pennsylvania State University 2012 – 2013
Instructor for Continuing Education Psychology of Movement Behavior – The Pennsylvania State University 2012
Lab Instructor and Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Kinesiology – The Pennsylvania State University 2008 – 2009
Teaching Assistant for The Psychology of Movement and Sport – The Pennsylvania State University 2008
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Psychology Statistical Techniques – Indiana University 2007 – 2008

Professional Experience

Service

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Assembly host and organizer for Women in Science presentation at St. Ursala’s College, Yeppoon, Queensland 2016
Leader of Indigenous Australians and Physical Activity Program at Rockhampton Basketball Inc. Project 2016
Panel member of the Rockhampton Grammar School / Suncorp Breakfast Topic: The Mind of the Elite Athlete May 2016
Time and Scorekeeper for the Rockhampton Basketball Incorporation 2013 - 2016
General Official for Central Queensland Robotics Competition 2014
Workshop Leader for Indigenous Youth Sports Program 2013
Volunteer for Healthy People Penn State 2012
Judge for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Science Fair 2012
Judge for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Science Fair 2012
Teacher of All-Stars Program for United Way 2010 – 2011
Volunteer for Women in the Sciences and Engineering Expanding your Horizons 2010
Host of Activity for The Graduate Women in Science’s Girl Scout Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology badge activity 2011
Coaching Startsmart Basketball to 3-5 year old children and parents 2008 – 2009
PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT
Featured in the Australian Health Policy Collaboration’s Australia's Mental and Physical Health Tracker 2018
Abstract reviewer for International Society of Physical Activity and Health Congress 2018
Invited Speaker for writing time habits Central Queensland University, School of Health, Medical, and Applied Sciences 2017
Member of abstract reviewing team Exercise and Sports Science Australia 2017
Member of abstract reviewing team International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017
Instructor for Gladstone Social Innovation Perfect Pitch Masterclass Central Queensland University March 2017
Founding Director of the Motivation of Health Behaviours Lab Central Queensland University 2016 - current
Volunteer for Research Elements Pilot Central Queensland University 2016-2017
Executive Member Australian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine 2016 - current
Panel Member National Health and Medical Research Council PhD Scholarships 2016, 2017
Assistant Chair National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants Panel 3B: Genetics + Molecular Biology + Bioinformatics & Computational Biology 2016
Selection Panel Member for Engaged Research Grants School of Human, Health, and Social Sciences; Central Queensland University June 2016
Booth Host for Central Queensland University’s Psychology program at Career Expo Central Queensland University 2016
Selection Committee Panel Member for Post-Doctoral position Central Queensland University 2015
Selection Committee Panel Member for Post-Doctoral position Central Queensland University and Curtin University 2015
Invited Speaker for the Early Career Researchers Program Central Queensland University 2015
Host and Organizer of Health Collaborative Research Network Symposium Central Queensland University 2014
Independent Assessor of Honours Theses Proposals Central Queensland University 2013-current
Independent Assessor of Honours Theses Central Queensland University 2013-current
External Reviewer of Masters Thesis University of Southern Queensland 2014
Peer Review Panel Member Alternate NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships 2015
Reward Reviewer American Psychological Society Student Council RISE Research Award Competition 2013
Committee Member of National Fellowships Committee Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science 2012
Co-president of Kinesiology Graduate Student Association 2009 – 2012
Campus Representative for Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus 2009 – 2010
Workshop Instructor for Women in the Sciences and Engineering camp 2009
EDITOR POSITIONS
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport – Associate Editor August 2017 - current
Mental Health and Physical Activity – Guest Editor of Special Issue: Identifying and understanding the determinants and physical activity behavior change processes for people with mental health issues January 2017 – October 2017
BMC Public Health – Associate Editor November 2014 – June 2016
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport June 2014 - current
Mental Health and Physical Activity June 2015 - current
Psychology of Sport and Exercise June 2015 - current

Industry Reports

3 Rebar A. L. (September 2018). Project update for exercise rehabilitation study. Bundaberg Health Promotions, Ltd. And Central Queensland University. Bundaberg, QLD, Australia.
2 Rebar, A. L., Neal, J. (July 2018). LIVIN Strong Program Evaluation Report. LIVIN, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1 Rebar, A. L., Neal, J., Alfrey, K.-L., Cope, K., Gardner, B. (October 2017). LIVIN Strong Program Evaluation Report. LIVIN, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Health Services

at the level of:

  • Associate Supervisor
Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
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