I’m a Lecturer in the Social and Organisational Psychology Group in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I am currently supported by a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council.
My primary line of research centers on self-regulation, with a focus on emotion regulation. I investigate how factors like context, timing, and goals can shape which strategies people choose to regulate their emotions, and how successful those strategies are both in the short term (in changing emotions) and in the long term (in shaping psychological well-being and maladjustment). My work uses multiple methods, including laboratory and online experiments, field experiments and surveys, longitudinal methods, and daily life methods. Much of my recent work uses experience sampling methods, in which I send participants many short surveys on smartphones during their normal daily lives.