Psychology Department




Erin Hill


Erin Hill, Ph.D.

Auckland University of Technology


Office Phone: 436-2482
Office Room #: PB 41
Preferred means of contact: email

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Monday        11:00am - 11:50am; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday 11:00am - 11:50am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday           11:00am - 11:50am

Course Typically Taught:


PSY200 Positive Psychology


PSY384 Adult Development


Brief Description of Research Interests:


My research interests are very broad within the field of health psychology. I have conducted research on the relationship between personality and health behaviors including cervical cancer screening and smoking. I have also examined the role of environmental stressors and personality in health and well-being.


With a strong interest in women’s health, I am currently expanding my research program to examine psychosocial stressors, buffers and well-being in women coping with chronic illness.


Representative Publications:


Hill, E.M., Billington, R., & Krägeloh, C. (2013). The cortisol awakening response and the big five personality dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(5), 600-605. doi:


Hill, E.M., & Gick, M.L. (2012). Attachment and barriers to cervical screening. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(5), 648-657. doi: 10.1177/1359105312454910


Hill, E.M., Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K.N., & McBride, D. (2012). Perceptions of the neighborhood environment and health-related quality of life. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(7), 814-827. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21490


Hill, E.M., & Gick, M.L. (2011). The big five and cervical screening barriers: Evidence for the influence of conscientiousness, extraversion and openness. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(5), 662-667. doi: 10.1016.j.paid.2010.12.013


Hill, E.M., & Maggi, S. (2011). Emotional intelligence and smoking: Protective and risk factors among Canadian young adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(1), 45-50. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.008