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
Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-2021). Dynamics of forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Wenzel, Okimoto, Woodyatt & Worthington. $240,000.
Westpac and Flinders DVC-R Collaborative Seed Funding (2019). Understanding and overcoming defensiveness. Woodyatt & Wenzel. $50,000.
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (2019).
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (2018).
Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014).
Social and Behavioural Science Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013).
Chair Flinders University Retention Working Group
Co-director of the PSYCJEM research lab (Psychology of Justice, Emotions, and Morality)
APS Honours Prize - NOV 2015
Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017
Endeavor Research Fellowship - NOV 2017
Oustanding Postgraduate Research Awared from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists - Runner up - APR 2019
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