PhD Students

SIYU CHEN  Siyu’s research focuses on understanding social psychological factors that influence emotional experiences and close relationships. She is especially interested in how mindfulness may be related to sacrifice within the relationship, and the affective mechanisms underlying these links.

SIYU CHEN

Siyu’s research focuses on understanding social psychological factors that influence emotional experiences and close relationships. She is especially interested in how mindfulness may be related to sacrifice within the relationship, and the affective mechanisms underlying these links.

DORI LANSBACH  Dori’s research focuses on the study of toxic relationships and the physiological and psychological effects experienced throughout them. She is particularly interested in understanding why people enter into toxic relationships, why they stay in them, and how they eventually decide to leave them.

DORI LANSBACH

Dori’s research focuses on the study of toxic relationships and the physiological and psychological effects experienced throughout them. She is particularly interested in understanding why people enter into toxic relationships, why they stay in them, and how they eventually decide to leave them.

KAREN TWISELTON  Karen’s research focuses on the role of psychological flexibility in close relationships. She is particularly interested in investigating the ways in which psychological flexibility might improve relationship quality and individual well-being over time, and the role of attachment in this context.

KAREN TWISELTON

Karen’s research focuses on the role of psychological flexibility in close relationships. She is particularly interested in investigating the ways in which psychological flexibility might improve relationship quality and individual well-being over time, and the role of attachment in this context.

Affiliated PhD Students

MAYU KOIKE  Mayu’s research focuses on romantic anthropomorphism. She is especially interested in understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying anthropomorphism, including the forming of strong attachments with virtual agents and their potential to improve well-being.

MAYU KOIKE

Mayu’s research focuses on romantic anthropomorphism. She is especially interested in understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying anthropomorphism, including the forming of strong attachments with virtual agents and their potential to improve well-being.

ANDREW ITHURBURN  Andrew’s research focuses on individuals’ decisions in risky sexual situations. He is particularly interested in investigating the metacognition of how power and morality influence sexual decision-making, with the goal of understanding the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections.

ANDREW ITHURBURN

Andrew’s research focuses on individuals’ decisions in risky sexual situations. He is particularly interested in investigating the metacognition of how power and morality influence sexual decision-making, with the goal of understanding the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections.

QIAN MA  Qian’s research focuses on women's objectification, social class, and culture. She is particularly interested in understanding how women are objectified differently in different nations, including both self- and other-objectification, and developing measures to capture this information.

QIAN MA

Qian’s research focuses on women's objectification, social class, and culture. She is particularly interested in understanding how women are objectified differently in different nations, including both self- and other-objectification, and developing measures to capture this information.

HANNAH MADSEN  Hannah’s research focuses on the social behaviour of evacuees in emergencies and sudden impact disasters. She is especially interested in the emergence of groups among strangers, and how temporary social formations can influence feelings and experiences of safety, belonging, and identity.

HANNAH MADSEN

Hannah’s research focuses on the social behaviour of evacuees in emergencies and sudden impact disasters. She is especially interested in the emergence of groups among strangers, and how temporary social formations can influence feelings and experiences of safety, belonging, and identity.

MSc Students

TARANAH GAZDER  MSc Student

TARANAH GAZDER

MSc Student

Undergraduate Students

BECCA ATKIN  Undergraduate Honours Student

BECCA ATKIN

Undergraduate Honours Student

LAURA HINDLEY  Undergraduate Honours Student

LAURA HINDLEY

Undergraduate Honours Student

VICTORIA PEREZ BEJARANO  Undergraduate Honours Student

VICTORIA PEREZ BEJARANO

Undergraduate Honours Student

JIMENA RASCON AZANEDO  Undergraduate Honours Student

JIMENA RASCON AZANEDO

Undergraduate Honours Student

EMMA SCOTT  Undergraduate Honours Student

EMMA SCOTT

Undergraduate Honours Student

EVE STANLEY  Undergraduate Honours Student

EVE STANLEY

Undergraduate Honours Student

Assistant Researchers

KATIE SPENCE  Katie is the Project Manager for the 2019/20 couples’ study Diverse Romantic Relationships and Well-Being (DRRAW). For more information about the study, please visit the PARTICIPATE tab above.

KATIE SPENCE

Katie is the Project Manager for the 2019/20 couples’ study Diverse Romantic Relationships and Well-Being (DRRAW). For more information about the study, please visit the PARTICIPATE tab above.