Jackson James | 2018 - current | Research Assistant

James Jackson is currently completing his Undergraduate Psychology major at Monash University and has interned as a research assistant for several studies with the Behavioural Medicine laboratory since 2018. He has a keen interest in Ecological Momentary Assessment and the ways stress interacts with upbringing, personality, and lifestyle. Since early 2019, James has headed up the recruitment process and leads technical training sessions for the Stress and Health Study which examines the daily experiences of diet, physical activity, stress, and emotionality in international and inter-state students.


Jordan Maccora | 2019 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Jordan Maccora completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) in 2016 at Monash University. He has gained experience working within both community-based residential and outreach mental health programs. Jordan previously worked at the Monash Be Active Sleep Eat facility and was involved in the development, co-ordination and publication of findings regarding the comparative analysis of alertness detection devices within a sleep deprivation protocol. Jordan commenced his PhD (Clinical Psychology) at Monash University in 2019 and was awarded a Monash Graduate Excellence Scholarship for outstanding marks. Under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley, his research will explore the utility of CBT-I and bright light exposure therapy with respect to sleep disturbance within oncology populations.


Angie Phong | 2019 - current | Honours

Angie Phong is a current Honours student completing her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Monash University. She has interned as a Research Assistant across two research labs exploring the themes of sleep and neurodevelopment. In the Psychology Honours Program, she is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley on a project exploring the protective effects of physical activity on stress and mood. Her research specifically examines how physical activity buffers the effects of daily stressors on negative affect, particularly within a population of university and college students.


Lauren Ross | 2019 - current | Honours

Lauren Ross completed her Bachelor of Law/Arts in 2018 at Monash University, majoring in the APAC Accredited Psychology course. During her undergraduate degree she worked as a Research Assistant in the Melbourne Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Centre. Lauren has also been employed as a Teacher’s Aide for 4 years, assisting children with learning and behavioural difficulties. In 2019 she commenced studying the Psychology Honours Program at Monash and is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley. Her research explores the role of depression on outcomes of a sleep intervention in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.


Lin Shen | 2017 - current | PhD

Linda Shen completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Honours in Psychology at Monash University, before commencing her PhD in 2017. Under the supervision of Dr. Bei Bei and Dr. Joshua F. Wiley, her research examines the daily relationships between adolescents’ sleep-wake cycle, with wellbeing and functioning outcomes (e.g., affect, cognitive performance). She has received recognition for her research internationally through a citation poster award from the American Psychosomatic Society and nationally through a travel award from the Australasian Sleep Association to present her work at Sleep Down Under.


Isabelle S. Smith | 2019 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Isabelle Smith completed her Bachelor of Psychology in 2018, where she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Prize for academic excellence in her final Honours year. During her undergraduate degree, Isabelle worked as a research assistant in areas of mother-infant attachment and maternal depression, anxiety and sleep. She commenced her PhD in clinical psychology at Monash University in 2019 and is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley and Dr Bei Bei. Her research now is focused on trialling a transdiagnostic emotion-focused intervention that targets the emotional responses associated with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.


Yan Chi Tung | 2018 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Natasha Tung completed her Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2016. Since then, she worked as a Research Assistant on a project to help Internet browsing among visually-impaired populations, as a teaching associate at Monash University and as a personal development program coach with young individuals aged 7 to 17 years old. Natasha commenced her PhD (Clinical Psychology) in the Monash Behavioural Medicine Lab under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley and Dr Linda Luecken (Arizona State University) in 2018. She is currently looking at the impact of early family environment, parental upbringing and resilience on how emerging adults cope with stress in everyday life during a transition period. Natasha is also currently working with adults in a clinical setting, parents with teens experiencing anxiety and depression and young individuals seeking cognitive assessments.


Yi Yang Yap | 2018 - current | PhD

Yang Yap completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) in 2017 at Monash University. For his Honours project, Yang was supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley and conducted daily research examining the bi-directional relations between psychosocial stress and sleep and the moderating role of coping strategies. For this research, he received a travel award from the Australasian Sleep Association and the 2018 Best Poster Presentation Award at Sleep DownUnder. Yang commenced his PhD in 2018 at the Behavioural Medicine Lab under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley, Dr Andrew Phillips, and Dr Jorja Collins and was awarded a Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award for outstanding academic merit and research potential. Yang is one of the lead PhD student researchers of the Stress and Health Study, and his research explores how psychological stress, cortisol levels, EEG-assessed sleep, dietary intake, and eating behaviours interact on a day-to-day basis using intensive, longitudinal designs.



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