Dr Tegan Cruwys

Research Fellow (DECRA)

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69504


Tegan is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer into the postgraduate professional psychology programs. Her research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health; work that is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology. Tegan joined UQ as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2012 after completing her PhD at ANU.

Research Interests

  • Social Identity and Health
    Tegan uses a social identity framework to address questions such as why are strong social relationships important for preventing and treating depression? How does stress influence changes in identity, and vice versa? Can we develop treatments for mental illness that are more affordable and less stigmatising, especially for vulnerable members of the community? Which social groups are more likely to influence health behaviours? How do our social relationships affect the spread of contagious disease?


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Australian National University


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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Haslam, S. Alexander, Haslam, Catherine, Cruwys, Tegan, Jetten, Jolanda, Dingle, Genevieve A. and Greenaway, Katharine H. (2017). Applying the social identity approach in clinical and health domains: key principles and insights. In Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best (Ed.), Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery (pp. 14-33) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Tegan Cruwys is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision