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Peter Hall

Associate Professor

Joint appointment with the School of Public Health and Health Systems

Contact information

Office: BMH 1117

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38110


Fax: (519) 885-0470

Website: Prevention Neuroscience Laboratory

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Research interests

As the director of the Prevention Neuroscience Lab at the University of Waterloo, my research aims to identify the causal determinants of health-related behaviours using methods from cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and public health. Of primary interest are: 1) neurobiological facets of high calorie food cravings/consumption, 2) relationships between exercise and brain health and 3) cortical modulation methods (e.g., rTMS).

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

  • Research volunteer
  • Undergraduate thesis
  • MSc thesis
  • Coursework interns
  • PhD thesis
  • Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Research assistant/coordinator

Please email me to discuss current available opportunities.

Graduate studies application details

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies

  • Health psychology
  • Social neuroscience


PhD (Clinical Psychology) University of Waterloo

​Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

* indicates trainee.

Hall, P.A. (2016). Executive-control processes in high-calorie food consumption. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 91-98. doi:10.1177/0963721415625049

Lowe, C.J.*, Staines, W.R., & Hall, P.A. (2016). Effects of moderate exercise on cortical resilience: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Psychosomatic Medicine. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000361

Vincent, C.M.*, Lowe, C.J.*, & Hall, P.A. (2016). Effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on food cravings and consumption: A meta-analytic review. Psychosomatic Medicine. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000368

Lowe, C.J.*, Kolev, D.* & Hall, P.A. (2016). An exploration of exercise-induced cognitive enhancement and transfer effects to dietary self-control. Brain and Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2016.04.008.

Sheeran, P., Bosch, J.A., Crombez, G., Hall, P.A., Harris, J.L., Papies, E.K., Wiers, R.W. (2016). Implicit processes in health psychology: Diversity and promise. Health Psychology, 35, 761-766

Hall, P.A., & Marteau, T.M. (2014). Executive function in the context of chronic disease prevention:  Theory, research and practise. Preventive Medicine, 68, 44-50.

Lowe, C.J.*, Hall, P.A., & Staines, R. (2014). The effects of continuous theta burst stimulation to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on executive function, food cravings, and snack food consumption. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 503-11. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000090

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