Associate Professor Stephanie Hanrahan

Associate Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
s.hanrahan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56453

Overview

Originally from the United States, Stephanie Hanrahan came to Australia for 3 years to complete her PhD at The University of Western Australia in the area of attributional style in sport. She forgot to go back to the USA. After 15 months at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Dr Hanrahan joined the academic staff at The University of Queensland in 1990. She was a UQ Teaching Excellence Award winner in 1997 and is currently an associate professor holding a joint appointment with the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and the School of Psychology. Stephanie is a fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the Australian Psychological Society.

Research Interests

  • LifeMatters
    A 10-session program that combines active games and mental skills to enhance the quality of life of marginalised youth

Research Impacts

Her intervention programs that combine physically active games with mental skills training have been shown to enhance the life satisfaction, self-worth, happiness, and resilience of marginalised adolescents and young adults.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), U.C.Santa Barbara
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois
  • PhD, The University of Western Australia

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S. J., Kapur, D. and Connor, J. P. (2012). Factor structure of the short form of the chronic pain acceptance questionnaire. In: 10th World Conference of Association for Contextual Behavioural Science, Washington, DC, United States, (). 22-25 July 2012.

  • Hanrahan, S. (2012). Games and mental skills: Enhancing life satisfaction, self-worth, and happiness of former gang members. In: 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, National Sports Injury Prevention Conference Abstracts. Be Active 2012, Sydney, NSW, (S230-S230). 31 October -3 November 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.558

  • Hanrahan, Stephanie J. (2009). Enhancing life satisfaction and self worth of Mexican orphans. In: Meeting New Challenges and Bridging Cultural Gaps in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The 12th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology Proceedings, Marrakech, Morroco, (162-163). 17-21 June, 2009.

  • Hanrahan, S. (2009). Holistic treatment: more than body and mind. In: ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2008, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia, (S76-S77). 16-18 October 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2008.12.184

  • Hannan, T., Hanrahan, S., Andersen, M. and Gordon, S. (2009). Postgraduate training in sport psychology: Challenges and future directions. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement) Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, (167). 14-17 October, 2009.

  • Hanrahan, Stephanie J. (2009). Sport psychology training in Australia. In: Meeting New Challenges and Bridging Cultural Gaps in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The 12th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology Proceedings, Marrakech, Morroco, (108). 17-21 June, 2009.

  • Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S. and Connor, J. (2009). The impact of early maladaptive schema and avoidant coping in post injury rehabilitation. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement) Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, (96-97). 14-17 October, 2009.

  • Clemmet, S., Hanrahan, S. and Murray, J. (2009). Transition out of sport: An examination of the loss of athletic careers. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement) Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, (100). 14-17 October, 2009.

  • Schinke, Robert J., Hanrahan, Stephanie J. and Fisher, Leslee A. (2009). Working with participants and clients from marginalized populations. In: Association for Applied Sport Psychology - 2009 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 24th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, USA, (32). 15-18 September, 2009.

  • Watson II, J.C., Etzel, E.F. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2008). Ethics in research within the field of applied sport and exercise psychology. In: AASP Executive Board, Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008, St Louis, Missouri, USA, (98). 24-27 September, 2008.

  • Berger, B.G., Hanrahan, S.J., MacCracken, M.J. and Stadulis, R.E. (2008). Influence of physical activity on subjective well-being: Diverse populations and implications for practitioners. In: AASP Executive Board, Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008, St Louis, Missouri, USA, (3). 24-27 September, 2008.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2008). Multicultural practice: Applied experiences at the community level. In: AASP Executive Board, Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008, St Louis, Missouri, USA, (2). 24-27 September, 2008.

  • Blodgett, A., Schinke, R.J., Hanrahan, S.J. and Yukelson, D. (2008). Multicultural sport psychology: From community to professional sport. In: AASP Executive Board, Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008, St Louis, Missouri, USA, (). 24-27 September, 2008.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2008). Participant feedback on an intervention to enhance life satisfaction and self-worth through games and mental skills. In: AASP Executive Board, Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008 Conference Proceedings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology 2008, St Louis, Missouri, USA, (4). 24-27 September, 2008.

  • Anderson, R. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2007). Dancing in pain: Pain appraisal and coping in dancers. In: Solomon, R. and Solomon, J., Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Canberra, (245-249). 25-27 October, 2007.

  • Hanrahan, S. J. (2007). Physically active games as part of an intervention to enhance life satisfaction and self-worth. In: Samahito, S., Proceedings Joint Congress 2007 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games Scientific Congress and 5th Bangkok ASPASP International Congress on Sport Psychology. "From West to East: Bridge in Sport Sciences for Better Performance and Well-Being", Bangkok, (148-151). 1-4 December, 2007.

  • Hanrahan, S. J., Matthews, R. and Cerin, E. (2007). Self-reflection as an intervention to influence achievement goal orientations and intrinsic motivation. In: Solomon, R. and Solomon, J., Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Canberra, (145-150). 25-27 October, 2007.

  • Kronvall Parkinson, M., Hanrahan, S. J., Stanimirovic, R. and Sharp, L. (2007). The effects of perfectionism and physical self-concept on pre-performance anxiety in elite female gymnasts, basketball players, and ballet dancers. In: R. Solomon and J. Solomon, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Canberra, (22-27). 25th - 27th October, 2007.

  • Hanrahan, S J and Seefeld, N. A. S. (2006). A randomised control trial in sport psychology. In: C. Finch, Supplement to Journal of Science and Medicine and in Sport: 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Sports medicine in paradise: Perspectives from the Pacific, Yanuca, Fiji, (28). 19-21 October, 2006.

  • Moffatt, A.C., Hurst, J.R., Sachs, M.L., Martin, J.J. and Hanrahan, S J (2006). Modeling diversity in AAASP: Extending your practice, teaching, and research to people with disabilities. In: 21st Annual Conference Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. AASP Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, (29). 27-30 September, 2006.

  • Hanrahan, S. (2006). Sport psych tips for better golf. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine and in Sport: 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Spor, Yanuca, Fiji, (32-32). 19-21 October, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.073

  • Schinke, R.J., Ryba, T.V. and Hanrahan, S J (2006). Understanding the challenges and working effectively with marginalized populations: Recommendations for effective practice. In: 21st Annual Conference Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Miami, Florida, (3). 27-30 September, 2006.

  • Hanrahan, S J (2006). Working with Australian Aboriginal performers. In: 21st Annual Conference Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. AASP Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, (4). 27-30 September, 2006.

  • Minniti, A.M. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). A qualitative investigation of elite triathletes' attributions: Comparisons across attribution retraining models. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. and Seefeld, N. A. S. (2005). An intervention designed to enhance task orientation and improve attributions. In: AAASP Executive Board, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology: 2005 Conference Proceedings. 20th Anniversary Conference, Vancouver, BC, (53). 26-30 October, 2005.

  • Anderson, R. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2005). Dancing in pain: Investigating pain appraisal and coping in dancers. In: T. Morris, P. Terry and S. Gordon, Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Härtel, C. E. J., Hanrahan, S. and Cerin, E. (2005). Development of the task and ego orientation at work questionnaire. In: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Canberra, Australia, (). December 2005.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Games for team engagement: Having fun with a purpose. In: A. Cox, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Supplement. 2005 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sports, Melbourne, (164). 13-16 October, 2005.

  • Dickinson, R. K. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Generalising social anxiety to sport in school PE, and the roles of motivational climate and perceived ability in predicting sport anxiety. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Ahlberg, M. S. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Is there an "I" in "Team" after all: The moderating effects of social identity on the team cohesion-performance relationship. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Patchell, J. W. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Moderating effects of perceived team cohesion on attribution bias: Does it pay to be a member of a highly cohesive team?. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Seefeld, N. A. S. and Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Modification of competitive attitudes and achievement goal orientations. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Harris, C. A., Hanrahan, S.J. and Jobling, A. (2005). Outdoor adventure and physical disability: Participants' perceptions of the catalysts of change. In: T. Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon and et al., Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Promoting Health and Performance for Life, Sydney, (). 15-19 August, 2005.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. and Mathews, R.A. (2005). Success in Salsa: Students' evaluation of the use of self-reflection when learning to dance. In: K. Vincs, Conference Proceedings: Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid. Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid, Deakin University, Melbourne, (pdf-1-pdf-12). 1-4 July 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2005). Teaching psychological skills to Pequenos: Influence on quality of life. In: A. Cox, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Supplement. 2005 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sports, Melbourne, (147). 13-16 October, 2005.

  • Harris, C. A., Hanrahan, S.J. and Jobling, M. A. (2004). Altering attitudes: Perceptions of disability in a physically challenging environment. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Supplement: 2004 Australian Conference Program and Abstracts. Hot Topics from the Red Centre, Alice Springs, (71). 6-9 October 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S. J. (2004). Practical considerations when working with athletes with disabilities. In: T. H. Teong, Proceedings of the 1st Regional Conference on Human Performance. 1st Regional Conference on Human Performance, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, (). 30 November - 2 December, 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2004). Practicalities of working with athletes with disabilities. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Supplement: 2004 Australian Conference Program and Abstracts. Hot Topics from the Red Centre, Alice Springs, (107). 6-9 October 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2004). Psychology as a tool to enhance human performance. In: T. H. Teong, 1st Regional Conference on Human Performance. , Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, (). 30 November - 2 December, 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2004). Sport psychology training in Australia. In: AAASP Executive Board, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2004 Conference Proceedings. , Minneapolis, Minnesota, (22). 29 September-2 October 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2004). Sport psychology: More than just 'that motivation stuff'. In: Conference Organising Committee, 2004 Sports Medicine Australia Queensland State Conference Abstract Book. Evidence Based Sports Medicine: Dispelling the Myths, Townsville, (). 24-25 April 2004.

  • Hanrahan, S. J., Cerin, E. and Härtel, C. E. J. (2003). Achievement goal orientations, attributional style, and motivational climate as predictors of performance and persistance. In: Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2003 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., (44-44). 8-11 October 2003.

  • Hanrahan, S.J., Cerin, E. and Hartel, C. (2003). Achievement goal orientations, attributional style, and motivational climate as predictors of performance and persistance. In: Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2003 Conference Proceedings. , Philadelphia, PA, (44-44). 8-11 October, 2003.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2003). Mental Skills Training for Athletes with Disabilities. In: Il Congreso Internacional Psicologia Aplicada al Deporte: Materiales Complementarios. , Madrid, (). November, 2003.

  • Hartel, C. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2003). Success and failure: The same in sport as in work?. In: 5th Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference: Conference Proceedings. Advancing Creative Solutions in Science and Practice, Melbourne, Australia, (127-127). 26-29 June 2003.

  • Hartel, C. E. J. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2003). Success and failure: The same in sport as in work?. In: 2003 Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference : The 5th Australian I-O Psychology conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 26-29 June 2003.

  • Minniti, A. M., Hanrahan, S.J. and Williams, J. (2002). Comparison of attribution retraining models. In: Organising Committee, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2002 Conference Proceedings. , Tucson, Arizona, (98-99). 30 October - 2 November, 2002.

  • Stanimirovic, R. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2002). Efficacy, affect and teams: Is momentum a misnomer?. In: The 2002 Conferences of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, Sports Medicine New Zealand, and also Sport Science New Zealand: Programme and Collected Abstracts. The 2002 Conferences of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, Sports Medicine New Zealand, and also Sport Science New Zealand, Christchurch, NZ, (178-178). 30 October - 2 November, 2002.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2002). Mental skills training: Practical considerations for working with athletes with disabilities. In: M. Weiss, The 25th Annual Sport Psychology Conference Proceedings. Motivation in Sport: The Passion Driving Participation Excellence, Charlottesville, VA, (). 24-27 June, 2002.

  • Hanrahan, S.J., Gross, J. B. and Cerin, E. (2002). Pre-game expectancies, personal success, team outcome and post-competitive affect: Which comes first?. In: Organising Committee, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2002 Conference Proceedings. , Tucson, Arizona, (53). 30 October - 2 November, 2002.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2002). Team harmony: Different strokes for different folks?. In: M. Weiss, The 25th Annual Sport Psychology Conference Proceedings. Motivation in Sport: The Passion Driving Participation Excellence, Charlottesville, VA, (). 24-27 June, 2002.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2001). No sleeping allowed: Effective teaching practices for large group. In: Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology 2001 Annual Conference Proceedings. , Orlando, Florida, (103). 3-6 October, 2001.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. (2001). The relationship between attributions and achievement goal orientations across time. In: A. Papaioannou, M. Goudas and Y. Theodorakis, International Society of Sport Psychology 10th World Congress Programme and Proceedings. In the Dawn of the New Millenium, Skiathos, Greece, (193-195). 28 May - 2 June, 2001.

  • Hanrahan, S. J. and Gross, J. B. (2000). Attributions and goal orientations in masters athletes. In: 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress Book of Abstracts. International Congress on Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education, Brisbane, (47). 7-12 September 2000.

  • Daw, J. R. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2000). Concentration as an issue for orchestral musicians. In: A. Garton, Australian Journal of Psychology. 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Canberra, (78). 3 - 7 October 2000.

  • Hanrahan, S.J. and Gross, J. B. (2000). Home advantage: Alive and well in basketball, AFL and cricket. In: A. Garton, Australian Journal of Psychology. 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Canberra, (86). 3-7 October 2000.

  • Minniti, A. M. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2000). Multi-event athletes: What are they thinking?. In: 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress Book of Abstracts. International Congress on Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education, Brisbane, (161). 7-12 September 2000.

  • Hanrahan, S. J. (1999). Games to add life to group sessions. In: Abstracts of the 1999 Conference. 14th Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Alberta, CA, (97). 22-26 Sept, 1999.

  • Hanrahan, S. J. (1999). Mental skills training for athletes with disabilities. In: P. Mayne, VISTA Downunder '98: A View Towards 2000 ... and Beyond. International Conference on Athletes with Disabilities, Canberra, (99-104). 1-7 Nov, 1998.

  • Lewis, K. A., Hanrahan, S.J. and Smethurst, C. (1999). The effect of technical cue words on tennis serve performance. In: Book of Abstracts - Fifth IOC World Congress. Fifth IOC World Congress, Sydney, (70). 31 Oct-5 Nov, 1999.

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Current Supervision

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Completed Supervision