Helena Bean completed her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She commenced her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) in 2017 with supervisors Dr Joshua Wiley and Dr Bei Bei from Monash University, and collaborating with Ms Justine Diggens (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) and Dr Lesley Stafford (The Royal Women’s Hospital. Helena ran the SleepWell Trial, a clinical trial at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre aiming to improve sleep and well-being in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. The trial utilized a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and light therapy to target symptoms of sleep disturbance and fatigue. Throughout her clinical training, Helena has completed placements at a number of public hospitals and community mental health services, working with both high and low prevalence psychiatric presentations in adults, children and infants. She completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) in 2020.
James Jackson completed his Undergraduate Psychology major at Monash University and has interned as a research assistant for several studies with the Behavioural Medicine laboratory since 2018. He has a keen interest in Ecological Momentary Assessment and the ways stress interacts with upbringing, personality, and lifestyle. In 2019, James headed up the recruitment process and lead technical training sessions for the Stress and Health Study which examines the daily experiences of diet, physical activity, stress, and emotionality in international and inter-state students.
Flora Le completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at Monash University in 2019. During her undergraduate, Flora received the Summer Research Scholarship at Monash University Accident Research Centre, working on the resilient factors in older adults’ driving ability. She also interned as a Research Assistant at the Behavioural Medicine Lab, working across two studies on the themes of sleep, stress and health. In the Psychology Honours Program, she is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley. Her project explores the associations of daily activity composition with stress and affect and the moderating role of chronotypes. Her honours thesis uses data from three of our studies: ACES, DESTRESS, and SHS.
Angie Phong is a current Honours student completing her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Monash University. She has interned as a Research Assistant across two research labs exploring the themes of sleep and neurodevelopment. In the Psychology Honours Program, she is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley on a project exploring the protective effects of physical activity on stress and mood. Her research specifically examines how physical activity buffers the effects of daily stressors on negative affect, particularly within a population of university and college students. Her honours thesis uses data from three of our studies: ACES, DESTRESS, and SHS.
Lauren Ross completed her Bachelor of Law/Arts in 2018 at Monash University, majoring in the APAC Accredited Psychology course. During her undergraduate degree she worked as a Research Assistant in the Melbourne Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Centre. Lauren has also been employed as a Teacher’s Aide for 4 years, assisting children with learning and behavioural difficulties. In 2019 she commenced studying the Psychology Honours Program at Monash and is supervised by Dr Joshua Wiley. Her research explores the role of depression on outcomes of a sleep intervention in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Her honours thesis uses data from the SleepWell Trial
Linda Shen completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Honours in Psychology at Monash University, before commencing her PhD in 2017. Under the supervision of Dr. Bei Bei and Dr. Joshua F. Wiley, her research examines the daily relationships between adolescents’ sleep-wake cycle, with wellbeing and functioning outcomes (e.g., affect, cognitive performance). She has received recognition for her research internationally through a citation poster award from the American Psychosomatic Society and nationally through a travel award from the Australasian Sleep Association to present her work at Sleep Down Under.
Cornelia Wellecke has completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, at Monash University in 2019. She has been awarded the Stella Crossley Prize and Malcolm Macmillan Prize for the student who achieves the highest aggregate mark in second- and third-year psychology core subjects. During her undergraduate degree, Cornelia interned as a research assistant for two studies that explored sleep and wellbeing in teenagers and first-time mothers. In 2020, she commenced her Psychology Honours Program under the supervision of Dr Joshua Wiley. Using data from the CanCope study, her research investigates mindfulness and cognitive interventions for fatigue and sleep problems in cancer survivors.
Yang Yap completed his Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) in 2017 at Monash University. For his Honours project, Yang conducted daily research examining the bi-directional relations between psychosocial stress and sleep and the moderating role of coping strategies. For this research, he received a travel award from the Australasian Sleep Association and the 2018 Best Poster Presentation Award at Sleep DownUnder. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology at Monash University.
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