Associate Professor of Psychology and ARC Future Fellow, UNSW

I am an experimental social psychologist interested in the causes and consequences of anger and aggression.

The work in my laboratory takes a wide-ranging approach to understanding these phenomena. My research team investigates psychological and biological variables and their interactions.

Specific interests include understanding the role of self-control in aggression as well as trying to identify how individuals can best regulate their anger.

I received my PhD from the University of Southern California in 2007 and have been working in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales ever since. I am now an Associate Professor.

I was awarded a DECRA Fellowship and Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council, the Association for Psychological Science’s ‘Rising Star’ award, the Society for Australasian Social Psychology’s Early Career Researcher Award, and the NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award. I was elected a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science.

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Aggressive Behavior.


  • 2007–present
    Associate Professor of Psychology, University of New South Wales


  • 2007 
    University of Southern California, PhD