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Post Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

I recently completed my Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Newcastle. I am currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow studying models of causality in complex human systems as part of the Complex Human Data Hub at the University of Melbourne. I am also a member of the Functions of Emotions in Everyday Life (FEEL) lab at the University of Melbourne where I study emotional regulation in real-world settings using experience sampling methods.

My past research covers cross-cultural understandings of quantities and numbers, human memory in real-world contexts, and human emotions in real-world settings. I have also developed mathematical tools for examining complex human behaviors within a framework known as Systems Factorial Technology.

My current research focuses on international attitudes towards mobile tracing technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to improve emotional health and wellbeing in real-world settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find me on twitter @PaulMGarrett where I post summaries of my recent research, or at my site


  • –present
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2020 
    The University of Newcastle, Post Honors Doctorate/Cognitive Psychology