A/Professor Navjot Bhullar

Associate Professor - School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Navjot Bhullar

Phone: +61 2 6773 3187

Email: navjot.bhullar@une.edu.au


BA (Hons.), MA, MPhil, Ph.D. University of New England


Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

National Convener - APS Psychology and the Environment Interest group (PEIG)

Member - International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

Member - Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA)

Member - Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Teaching Areas

PSYC316 – Psychology of Perception

PSYC512 – Clinical Research Methods

Supervision Areas

  • Environmental/Community Psychology
  • Consumer Choice & Decision Making
  • Mental Health & Well-Being

Research Interests

A/Professor Bhullar is a behavioural scientist applying psychological principles of behaviour change within environmental/consumer choice contexts. She is particularly interested in using behavioural science-informed strategies (e.g., education campaigns using CBSM, social norms) and technology in risk communication and consumer decision making. Her research also focuses on health & well-being. This line of research aims to explore and understand various psychological, societal, and environmental influences on mental health and well-being.


The following is the publication list for the last 5 years (2012-2017). For the complete list, check:

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Environmental Psychology and Consumer Choice & Decision Making:

Schutte, N., Bhullar, N., Stilinović, E.J., & Richardson, K. (2017). The impact of virtual environments on restorativeness and affect. Ecopsychology, 9, 1-7.

Schutte, N., & Bhullar, N. (2017). Approaching environmental sustainability: Perceptions of self-efficacy and changeability. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 151, 321-333.

Adapa, S., Bhullar, N., & Desouza, S. V. (2016). A systematic review and agenda for using alternative water sources for consumer markets in Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 124, 14-20.

Johe, M.H. & Bhullar, N. (2016). “To Buy or Not to Buy”: The roles of self-identity, attitudes, perceived behavioral control and norms in organic consumerism. Ecological Economics, 128, 99-105.

Morgan, M., Hine, D.W., Bhullar, N., Dunstan, D.A., & Bartik, W. (2016). Fracked: Coal seam gas extraction and farmers’ mental health. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, 22-32.

Hine, D.W., Corral-Verdugo, V., Bhullar, N., & Frias-Armenta, M. (2016). Advanced statistics for environment-behavior research. In R. Gifford (Ed), Methods for Research and Practice in Environment and Behavior (pp. 369-388). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-79533-0

Morgan, M., Hine, D.W., & Bhullar, N., Loi, N.M. (2015). Landholder adoption of low emission agricultural practices: A profiling approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41, 35-44.

Bhullar, N., Hine, D.W., Marks, A., Davies, C., Scott, J.G., & Phillips, W. (2014). The affect heuristic and public support for three types of wood smoke mitigation policies. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 7, 347-356.

Reeve, I., Scott, J.G, Hine, D.W., & Bhullar, N (2013). "This is not a burning issue for me": How citizens justify their use of wood heaters in a city with severe air pollution problem. Energy Policy, 57, 204-211.

Mental Health & Well-Being: Various Antecedents & Correlates

Holloway, K., Bhullar, N., & Schutte, N.S. (2017). A latent profile analysis of dispositional hope and defense styles. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 151-154.

Haridas, S.,Bhullar, N., & Dunstan, D.A. (2017). What’s in the character strengths? Profiling strengths of the heart and mind in a community sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 113, 32-37.

Trawley, S.L., Bhullar, N., & Jones, S.C. (2017). How preferences for volume-based promotions differ between at-risk and non-problem female drinkers. International Journal of Drug Policy, 45, 42-45.

Walton, M.T., Cantor, J.M., Bhullar, N., & Lykins, A.D., (in press).Hypersexuality: A critical review and introduction to the “Sexhavior Cycle”. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Bhullar, N., Rickwood, D., Carter, T., & Haridas, S. (in press). “Taking care of teenagers, taking care of me”: Profiling parental caregiving burden and activity restriction in a sample of Australian parents. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Bhullar, N., Rickwood, D., Carter, T., Haridas, S. (2016). “Taking care of teenagers, Taking care of me”: Profiling parental caregiving burden and activity restriction in a sample of Australian parents. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Walton, M.T., Lykins, A.D., & Bhullar, N. (2016). Beyond Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual: A diversity in sexual identity expression. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1591-1597.

MacDonell, G.V., Bhullar, N., & Thorsteinsson, E.B. (2016). Depression, anxiety and stress in partners of Australian combat veterans and military personnel: A comparison with Australian population norms. PeerJ, 4:e2373.

Walton, M.T., Lykins, A.D., & Bhullar, N. (2016). Sexual arousal and sexual activity frequency: Implications for understanding hypersexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 777-778.

Bhullar, N., Surman, G., & Schutte, N.S. (2015). Dispositional gratitude as a mediator of a past-positive temporal frame and well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 76, 52-55.

MacDonell, G.V., Thorsteinsson, E.B., Bhullar, N., & Hine, D.W. (2014). Psychological functioning of partners of Australian military veterans: Contribution of veterans' PTSD levels and partners' caregiving distress.  Australian Psychologist, 49, 305-312

Magor-Blatch, L.E., Bhullar, N, & Thomson, B., & Thorsteinsson, E. (2014). A systematic review of studies examining effectiveness of therapeutic communities.  International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 5, 168-184.

Semrad, M., Vangas, T., & Bhullar, N. (2014). Selecting witness protection officers: Developing a test battery for the Australian Police. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 15, 6-16.

Magor-Blatch, L., Keen, J., & Bhullar, N. (2014). Personality factors as predictors of programme completion of drug therapeutic communities. Mental Health and Substance Use, 7, 110-124.

Bhullar, N., Hine, D.W., & Phillips, W.J. (2014). Profiles of psychological well-being in a sample of Australian undergraduate students.  International Journal of Psychology, 49, 288-294.

Bhullar, N., Schutte, N.S., & Malouff, J.M. (2013). The nature of well-being: The roles of hedonic and eudaimonic processes and trait emotional intelligence. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147, 1-16.

Noble, W., Jensen, N.S., Naylor, G., Bhullar, N., & Akeroyd, M (2013). A short form of the Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale suitable for clinical use: The SSQ12. International Journal Audiology, 52, 409-412

Phillips, W.J., Hine, D.W., & Bhullar, N. (2012). A latent profile analysis of implicit and explicit cognitions associated with depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 458-473.

Cathcart, S., Bhullar, N., Immink, M, Della-Vedova, C., & Hayball, J. (2012). Pain sensitivity mediates the relationship between stress and headache intensity in chronic tension-type headache. Pain Research & Management, 17, 377-380.

Magor-Blatch, L.E., Bhullar, N., & Davey, R. (2012). The Solaris therapeutic community: Client outcome study. Magor-Blatch Consulting, Canberra. ISBN: 978-0-9875276-1-5

Bhullar, N., Schutte, N.S., & Malouff, J.M. (2012). Associations of individualistic-collectivistic orientations with emotional intelligence, mental health and satisfaction with life: A tale of two countries. Individual Differences Research, 10, 165-175.

Bhullar, N., Schutte, N.S., & Malouff, J.M. (2012). Trait emotional intelligence as a moderator of the relationship between psychological distress and satisfaction with life. Individual Differences Research, 10, 19-26.

Noble, W., Graham, N., Bhullar, N., & Akeroyd, M.M. (2012). Self-assessed hearing abilities in middle- and older-age adults: A stratified sampling approach. International Journal of Audiology, 51, 174-180.