Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013)
Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)
Director of First Year Studies (Psychology)
I am a social psychologist interested in how people work through wrongdoing, both personally (self-forgiveness, self-punishment, defensiveness, responsibility taking, shame, guilt, and hope), and also within relationships and groups (justice, whistleblowing, shaming). I am interested in the outcomes of these responses in terms of restoration of offenders, victims and communities. I am currently examining the motives that underlie these responses, especially the need for moral-social identity. I am broadly interested in the intersection between social and clinical psychology, especially in areas related to coping, e.g. hope, self-compassion, hope. As Director of First Year Studies (Psychology) I am also interested in research on psychological needs, coping, and resilience in relation to transitioning to University and succeeding in first year.
APS Honours Prize - NOV 2015
Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017
Endeavor Research Fellowship - NOV 2017