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Professor in Personality Psychology, The University of Melbourne

I am a personality psychologist. Personality refers to regularities in behaviour and experience, typically quantified in terms of continuous trait dimensions that can be organised using taxonomic systems such as the "Big Five". Among other topics, I am interested in the psychological and biological processes that underlie major personality traits, how our personality influences our susceptibility to different kinds of emotional states, and how personality shapes our prosocial and moral behaviour.


  • 2011–present
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne
  • 2005–2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow / Lecturer, The University of London


  • 2005 
    University of Queensland, PhD (Experimental Psychology)
  • 2000 
    University of Queensland, BA (Hons, Psychology)

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)