A/Professor Navjot Bhullar

Associate Professor - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

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 - APS Advisory Council on Matters Affecting the Psychology Discipline and Profession

Member - International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)

Member - Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Professional Activities

Associate Editor - BMC Public Health

Review Editor - Frontiers in Psychology: Environmental Psychology

Teaching Areas

PSYC316 – Psychology of Perception

PSYC512 – Clinical Research Methods

Research Interests

A/Professor Bhullar's research focuses on community, environmental and applied psychology. She is particularly interested in using behavioural science-informed strategies (e.g., community-based social marketing campaigns, social norms) in a range of consumer choice contexts and risk communication. Her research also focuses on understanding a range of psychological and environmental influences on mental health and well-being.

Supervision Areas

  • Community/Environmental & Applied Psychology
  • Personality & Individual Difference Characteristics
  • Mental Health & Well-Being


The following is the publication list for the last 5 years (2013-2018). For the complete list, check:

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Community, Environmental and Applied Psychology:

Bhullar, N., & Snell, T. (2018). Natural Benefits: How nature contributes to psychological well-being. InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Limited, 40, 22-25.

Hooper, J., Magor-Blatch, L., & Bhullar, N. (2018). Life after bushfire: Posttraumatic stress coping, and posttraumatic growth. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 15, 1-10. https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/531

McAllister, E., Bhullar, N., & Schutte, N.S. (2017). Into the Woods or a Stroll in the Park: How virtual contact with nature impacts positive and negative affect. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 786 [Special Issue: Landscapes and Health]. doi:10.3390/ijerph14070786

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.

Personality & Individual Difference Characteristics and Mental Health & Well-Being:

Bhullar, N., & Schutte, N.S. (2018). Emotional intelligence. In Bernardo J. Carducci & Christopher Nave (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.

Bhullar, N., Schutte, N.S., & Wall, H.J. (2018). Personality and positive psychology.  In Bernardo J. Carducci & Christopher Nave (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Bhullar, N., Williams, E., & Loi N. (2018). Schizophrenia literacy: The effects of an educational intervention on populations with and without prior health education. Journal of Mental Health.

Haider, T., Dunstan, D.A., & Bhullar, N. (2018). Psychologists’ application of clinical guidelines and recommended protocols & procedures within State Insurance Regulatory Authority Insurance Frameworks: Outcomes for injured patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Australian Psychologist. doi: 10.1111/ap.12354

Walton, M.T., & Bhullar, N. (2018). The “Msychology” of Hypersexuality: A 40-year old bisexual man’s use of online chat, pornography, masturbation, and extradyadic sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1274-8

Walton, M.T., & Bhullar, N. (2018). Hypersexuality, higher rates of intercourse, masturbation, sexual fantasy, and early sexual interest relate to higher sexual excitation/arousal. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1230-7

Walton, M.T., & Bhullar, N. (2018). Compulsive sexual behavior as an impulse control disorder: Awaiting field studies data. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1327-1331. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1200-0

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. (2017). Response to commentaries: Recognizing hypersexuality as a psychosexual behavioral problem and advancing the Sexhavior Cycle of hypersexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2279-2287. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1111-5

Walton, M.T., Cantor, J.M., Bhullar, N., & Lykins, A.D., (2017). Hypersexuality: A critical review and introduction to the “Sexhavior Cycle”. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2231-2251. doi: 10.1007/s10508-107-0991-8

Bhullar, N., Rickwood, D., Carter, T., & Haridas, S. (2017). “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, 26, 593-601. doi: 10.1111/inm.12285

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. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2373

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