My research lies at the intersection of social, personality and clinical psychology with a focus on emotional processes. I study emotional functioning in daily life using 'experience sampling' (aka 'ecological momentary assessment'). This involves collecting many repeated measurements of emotions over time from many individuals. I am interested in how people experience and regulate their emotions in response to everyday events, and how these processes relate to well-being and psychopathology.
For example, I have examined how negative emotions fluctuate over time among people with varying levels of depressive symptoms, as well as among young people diagnosed with clinical depression.
I have also investigated how patterns of emotional change over time are related to the strategies people habitually use to regulate their emotions, as well as to environmental factors (e.g., social stress).
I am currently involved in several trials of novel online interventions for young people with psychosis and depression and their carers, in collaboration with colleagues at ACU and at Orygen (the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health).
I am also an honorary research fellow at the Research Group for Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven (Belgium).