PAHL Teaching


The PAHL group aims to use the ‘power of people’ to promote good health in various community groups, and teaching—at both undergraduate and graduate levels—is key in this process. All senior members of the PAHL group play an active role in educating the next generation of health psychologists and health promotion practitioners. Together, they educate thousands of undergraduate and graduate students each year, providing a key bridge for knowledge translation and implementation of psychological science. Members of PAHL have won prestigious teaching, student support, and student supervision awards.

At present, James Dimmock is Townsville's fourth year coordinator in the Department of Psychology at James Cook University, overseeing research thesis units for Honours and Graduate Diploma students. He also coordinates PY4115 (Psychology: Now and the Future) – a fourth year subject dedicated to exploring trends in psychological science, co-teaches PY2104 (Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health), and oversees JCU's new Masters in Psychological Science.

Ben Jackson’s teaching in the School of Human Sciences spans undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sport, exercise, and health psychology, research methods, and data analysis.

Brian Law is currently responsible for the building and delivery of the online Graduate Diploma in Psychology program at James Cook University. Brian oversees multiple courses across health, abnormal, counselling, developmental, and social psychology.