Joint appointment with the School of Public Health and Health Systems
Office: BMH 1117
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38110
Fax: (519) 885-0470
Website: Prevention Neuroscience Laboratory
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.
Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies
- Health psychology
- Social neuroscience
PhD (Clinical Psychology) University of Waterloo
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