PhD alumni

Meet our PhD alumni and explore their research topics.

To find out more about our PhD Alumni  and how to contact them, please visit their individual profile pages via the links below.

PhD Candidate Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh

Motivation reduces positive and negative emotional distractions

PhD candidate Anna Kurek

Anna Kurek

Understanding Online Disinhibition: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Information and Communication Technology and Adolescent Personality, Identity,

PhD candidate Buaphrao Raphiphatthana

Buaphrao Raphiphatthana

Investigation into the relationship between mindfulness and grit, and the role of meditation experience in the relationship, across cultures.

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Charlotte Gutenbrunner

Overgeneral autobiographical memory and psychopathology in adolescence.

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Ceara Nicolls

Transference of Self Concept in First Impressions of Similar Others

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Chelsea Rose

The measurement and prediction of conspiracy beliefs

PhD candidate Christopher Maymon

Christopher Maymon

Exploration of Relations between Belief-Tracking and Motor Processing using a new Ecologically-Valid Helping Task for Adults

PhD candidate Emma Tennent

Emma Tennent

Identity and help in calls to Victim Support

PhD candidate Hazel Godfrey

Hazel Godfrey

A role for attentional bias in cognitive deficits in chronic pain?

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Katherine Fowler

Language and Cognitive Functions in a Neurological Tumour Population: A Long-Term Follow-up Study

Image of alumni Laina Isler looking into the Camera

Laina Isler

A typological investigation of personality: Trait expression as a coordinated system of self-regulatory functioning.

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Lauren Bryce

How do children interpret and remember ambiguous information?

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Lorance Taylor

The role of free spins in slot-machine gambling.

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Lynley McLay

Hands-on learning: The influence of hand gestures on children’s recall of scientific information.

PhD candidate Marco Zdrenka

Marco Zdrenka

Am I Luckier Than You? Individual Differences in Precognition Performance

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Madeleine Brocklesby

A Longitudinal Investigation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Perfectionism in a Sample of New Zealand Adolescents.


Rana Asgarova

Gain-loss asymmetry in human experiential tasks.

PhD candidate Reneeta Mogan Naidu

Reneeta Mogan Naidu

Synchrony’s effect on social cohesion and creative thinking

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Ruth Glynn

The influence of selective discussion of autobiographical events on children's memory.

PhD candidate Samantha Stanley photographed, head and shoulders, in front of a backdrop of greenery

Samantha Stanley

Clarifying the nature of the association between social dominance orientation and environmentalism

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Tadhg Daly

Why are psychopaths difficult to treat? Testing the two component model for the treatment of prisoners high on PCL psychopathy.

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Tahlia Kingi

Ko ngā pūtake o te mātānawe ki tā te rangatahi: An exploration of self-injury in rangatahi Māori

PhD candidate Tamara Qumseya

Tamara Qumseya

Toward a better understanding of the cultural identity negotiation: The experiences of minority youth in multicultural societies

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Timothy Ganly

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Overgeneral Memory and Avoidance