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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 220 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20072020

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Research interests

I have 22 years experience as a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia and have completed a Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy. I specialise in Eating Disorders; Obesity; Binge Eating Disorder; Food Cravings; women's health; adolescence; lap-band (bariatric) surgery; Complementary and alternative medicine/integrative medicine; energy psychology; and health psychology. Prior to my position at Bond University, I spent 14 years as an academic for Griffith University.

In the health field, I lead clinical trials investigating the impact of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), especially in the treatment of food cravings in overweight and obese adults.

I have compared EFT against Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for food cravings; EFT versus CBT for Depression in Adults; EFT for academic fear and resilience in 15 year old students; and EFT for sufferers of chronic pain. I have also led the world's first trial examining neural changes after EFT for food issues (fMRI study).

Statement for HDR students

I coordinate clinical psychological research trials into new therapies in the area of obesity and weight management. Specific focuses are in the health psychology field, and complementary and alternative medicine/integrative medicine (e.g., energy psychology) techniques.

I am currently supervising HDR students who are researching psychological strategies for medical students; love language strategies for parents to improve attachment in children; disordered eating udring pregnancy; and prenatal pregnancy baby bonding programs.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University Queensland

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Research Output

Delineating the psychological and behavioural factors of successful weight loss maintenance

Levinge, E., Stapleton, P. B. & Sabot, D., Jan 2020, In : Heliyon. 6, 1, 5 p., e03100.

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    Online Delivery of Emotional Freedom Techniques for Food Cravings and Weight Management: 2-Year Follow-Up

    Stapleton, P. B., Lilley-Hale, E., Mackintosh, G. & Sparenburg, E., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 26, 2, p. 98-106 9 p.

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  • An initial investigation of neural changes in overweight adults with food cravings after emotional freedom techniques

    Stapleton, P. B., Buchan, C., Mitchell, I., McGrath, Y., Gorton, P. & Carter, B., 15 Feb 2019, In : OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 4, 1

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    Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Improves Multiple Physiological Markers of Health

    Bach, D., Groesbeck, G., Stapleton, P., Sims, R., Blickheuser, K. & Church, D., 2019, In : Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. 24, 12 p.

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    Delphi Expert Parent Study: Factors Needed for 21st Century Pre- and Perinatal Parenting Programs

    Mckee, C. L., Stapleton, P. & Pidgeon, A. M., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Perinatal Education. 28, 3, p. 163-179 17 p.

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    Activities

    Pearson Australia Group (Publisher)

    Peta Stapleton (Reviewer)
    2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    3 Hacks for Health, Happiness and Mindset

    Peta Stapleton (Speaker)
    13 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    GC Women In Business Empowering Young Women Award - judging panel

    Peta Stapleton (Panelist)
    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Other

    Book Launch: The Science Behind Tapping

    Peta Stapleton (Participant)
    11 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Other

    Press / Media

    Coping with COVID19 with Tapping

    Peta Stapleton

    24/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    How to Use EFT Tapping During COVID19

    Peta Stapleton

    23/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Return to School feature story

    Peta Stapleton

    23/01/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Therapy Show Podcast

    Peta Stapleton

    20/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Disordered eating in pregnancy: the development and validation of a pregnancy-specific screening instrument

    Author: Bannatyne, A. J., 16 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Stapleton, P. (Supervisor), Watt, B. (Supervisor), Hughes, R. (Supervisor) & MacKenzie-Shalders, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    Scleroderma: the relationship of psychosocial stress and levels of compassion, to psychological injury, age of onset and severity of disease symptoms

    Author: Kearney, K., 13 Jun 2015

    Supervisor: Hicks, R. E. (Supervisor), Stapleton, P. (Supervisor) & Bartrum, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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