Team

A group photo of members of the lab from the year 2022



Victoria Dax | 2020 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Tory completed her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Psychology at Monash University in 2018. In 2019 Tory worked at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre across multiple experience of care projects including the ‘Fear-Less’ project, a stepped-care intervention to help manage fear of cancer recurrence in people with metastatic melanoma and presented some of these results in a poster presentation at the 2019 VCCC Psycho-oncology Conference. Tory commenced her PhD (Clinical Psychology) in 2020 and under supervisors Dr. Joshua Wiley and Dr. Maria Ftanou (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre). Her research explores understanding the psychological sequelae of germ cell testicular cancer.


Phuong (Flora) Le | 2021 - current | PhD

Flora Le completed her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Psychology at Monash University in 2020. Her Honours project used a novel compositional data analysis approach to investigate the associations between daily activities and affect. Flora commenced her PhD in 2021 and is under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley, Dr Dot Dummuid (University of South Australia) and Dr Yue Liao (University of Texas at Arlington).

Her current research seeks to identify the healthiest way to spend time across daily activities such as sleep and physical activity. Because our day is limited to 24 hours, her work involves developing novel analytical models that explore the effects of balancing activities on daily psychological experiences (e.g., stress and affect) and mental health (e.g., depression and anxiety). She also works as a research assistant across the theme of sleep health, including interventions for better sleep.


Elizabeth Matthews | 2022 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Elizabeth Matthews completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2017 before completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology in 2020. Her honours project focused on the lived experience of returning to work post-treatment for patients with head and neck cancer. She commenced her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Monash University in 2022 and is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley, Dr Kate Webber (Oncology, Monash Health) and Dr Catriona Parker (School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health). Elizabeth’s research is focused on psychological distress management of patients being treated in chemotherapy day units.


Tingyue Sun | 2022 - current | PhD

Tingyue Sun completed her Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Psychology at the Australian National University in 2021. She commenced her PhD in 2022 and is under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley, Dr Julia Stone and Prof Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam. Her current research interests include investigating the predictive effects of daily affect on mental health and academic performance in young people. She is also one of the PhD student researchers of the Circadian, Light, Adolescence, Sleep, and School (CLASS) study.


David Tuck | 2019 - current | PhD

David completed his Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (clinical psychology) with a co-minor in advanced psychology at Swinburne University in 2014. Since then he has combined his personal and professional interests by volunteering as a snowboarding guide with Disabled Wintersports Australia, and an assistant music therapist at Frankston Young Veterans and Families Wellbeing Centre. David completed the Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced at Monash University in 2017 whilst working concurrently as a research assistant with Dr Joshua Wiley. David’s research interests lay in preventative mental health and interdisciplinary investigations. His Graduate Diploma thesis investigated the relationship between posttraumatic growth and emotional intelligence. David began his PhD at Monash in 2019, investigating the factors that promote resilience to potentially traumatic events. His research supervisors are Dr Emily Berger, Dr Joshua Wiley, and Dr Lefteris Patlmazaglou.


Tania Wallace | 2023 - current | PhD (Clinical)

Tania Wallace had a previous career in Human Resources in Melbourne and London, before completing the Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University in 2021 and then Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Monash University in 2022. Tania commenced her PhD in clinical psychology at Monash University in 2023 and is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley and Dr Maria Ftanou, Director of Psychosocial Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her research is focused on psychological distress incorporating depression, anxiety and emotional well-being in haematological (blood) cancer patients.

Group Photo - 2022

A group photo of members of the lab from the year 2022

Group Photo - 2021

A group photo of members of the lab from the year 2021

Group Photo - 2020

A group photo of members of the lab from the year 2020

Group Photo - 2019

A group photo of members of the lab from the year 2019