Dr Rebar is senior lecturer at Central Queensland University, Australia and director of the Motivation of Health Behaviours (MoHB) Lab. She has experience providing evidence-based guidance for community-based programs with a focus on mental health and safety outcomes.
Dr Rebar’s research focuses on the psychology of health behaviour change and the impact of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing. 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.
Psychology & Health – Editorial Board Member Nov 2019 - current
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport – Associate Editor, Nov 2018 - current
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport – Associate Editor, Aug 2017 - current
Psychology of Sport and Exercise – Guest Editor of Special Issue: Responsiveness to change of the psychological determinants and outcomes of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, Mar 2017 – Mar 2019
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, Jan 2017 – Oct 2017
BMC Public Health – Associate Editor, Nov 2014 – Jun 2016 Editorial Board Memberships
Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Jun 2015 - current
Mental Health and Physical Activity, Jun 2015 - current
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Jun 2014 - current
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Psychology - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Health behaviour change, habit change/formation, automatic influences on behaviour, theory