Dr Lydia Woodyatt researches at the intersection of social, clinical, and organisational psychology. She uses psychological science to increase engagement and motivation, positive relationships, and also to help people work through difficult emotions following failure and transgressions. Lydia is an award winning lecturer at Flinders University, and speaks regularly to students, leaders, schools, business and the media on the psychology of motivation, emotions, and justice. She is co-creator of the highly successful online course The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving which develops wellbeing and self-management. She is a published researcher and senior editor of the The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness (Springer, 2017).
B. Min., Grad. Dip Psych., B.A (Hons), PhD
Social and Behavioural Science Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013)
Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Excellence (2018)
Director of First Year Studies (Psychology).
Chair of College Education, Psychology and Social Work working group on Success, Orientation, Retention and Transition (SORT).
Co-leader of the PSYCJEM research lab (Psychology of Justice, Emotions, and Morality)
Dr Lydia Woodyatt researches at the intersection of social and clinical psychology, applying the science of emotions, motivation, and justice to individuals, relationships, oganisations, and education.
APS Honours Prize - NOV 2015
Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017
Endeavor Research Fellowship - NOV 2017