The Team

Dr. Lisa A. Williams

Lisa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research interests surround the adaptive functions of emotions, with a particular focus on how positive emotions guide thoughts and actions that ultimately benefit individuals, relationships, and society. She is co-founder of Rladies Sydney and Chair of the UNSW Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working group. Follow Lisa on Twitter! Curriculum Vitae

Current Lab Members

An Chu

Honours (2018)

Daniel Cohn

Honours (2018)

Joel Davies

Joel is pursuing a combined PhD and Masters in Organizational Psychology degree. His research explores the antecedents and functional behavioural consequences of the experience of vicarious pride – that is, pride on behalf of another. Joel presented his work at the 2016 meeting of the Society of Affective Science.

James Lian

James is a Summer Vacation Research Scholar. He is contributing to a project investigating the use of Virtual Reality as a tool to study blood donors' psychological responses to being in Donor Centres.

Sophia Liang

Sophia is a Summer Vacation Research Scholar. She is contributing to a project investigating the use of Virtual Reality as a tool to study blood donors' psychological responses to being in Donor Centres.

James Ly

Honours (2018)

Shirley Tang

Psychology Research Intern (S1, 2018)

Anne van Dongen

Anne is a postdoctoral fellow working on a project investigating the emotional underpinnings of blood donation motivation. This project is co-funded by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and the Australian Research Council.

Past Lab Members

Elizabeth Barrett-Cheetham

Liz completed her PhD ("Not all positive emotions are equivalent: A trait and state analysis of the differential effects of gratitude, compassion, pride, moral elevation, and admiration on eudaimonic wellbeing") in 2017. She published findings from her doctoral work in Journal of Positive Psychology (Barrett-Cheetham, Williams, & Bednall, 2016) and co-authored a chapter on compassion (Williams & Barrett-Cheetham, 2015).

Masters

Loletta Cheng (Organisational, 2014)
Natalie Chiang (Forensic, 2011)
Johnson Hii (Organisational, 2015)
Jessica Jackson (Organisational, 2014)

Honours

Shaun Adarkar (2010)
Crystal Chan (2013)
Cindy Chapman (2010)
Cheryl Chow (2012)
Luke Cox (2014)
Mark Do (2010)
Leo Gautherie (2011)
Phoebe Goodwin (2017)
Georgia Holmes (2017)
Tiffany Khoo (2013)
Kara Kim (2011)
Vivien Lu (2015)
Sophie Lynn-Evans (2012)
Taylor Moore (2015)
Mona Omais (2015)
Smruthi Shivathaya (2011)
Carina Sinbandhit (2014)
Kallie Tzelios (2017)
Tali Wahnon (2010)
James Wu (2010)

Other
IPE: International Practicum Exchange
PRI: Psychology Research Intern
SRS: Summer Research Scholar
Giorgia Caramma (IPE, 2014) Aileen Chen (PRI, 2016) Chloe Conroy (PRI, 2015) Damien Crone (SRS, 2012) Sarah Fox (SRS, 2011) Alex Godwin (SRS, 2012) Julia Karl (IPE, 2011) Garston Liang (PRI, 2015) Vivien Lu (PRI, 2014) Mona Omais (PRI, 2014) Carina Sinbandhit (SRS, 2013) Jessie Sun (SRS, 2014) Jesse Tse (SRS, 2016) Sue Walker (PRI, 2015) Jessica Wang (PRI, 2017)