• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 38 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20162021
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Personal profile

Biography

I obtained my PhD in 2017 at the Medical Research Council Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (MRC-CBU), University of Cambridge, working with Professor Emily Holmes and Dr Fionnuala Murphy. Prior to joining UWA as a Forrest Fellow, I worked with Dr. Bethany Teachman as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, USA.

BA University of Sydney (USyd)
MSc (Social Psychology) London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Honours (Psychology) University of Western Australia.

Funding overview

2018-2020: Forrest Postdoctoral Fellowship, $344,000
2018-2020: UWA Fellowship Support Scheme, $30,000
2013-2016: Cambridge Australia Poynton Doctoral Scholarship, $216,000
2016: University of Cambridge Philosophical Society Research Studentship, $1,800
2016: University of Cambridge Lundgren Fund Research Award, $2,500
2016: Medical Research Council Research Stipend, $5,400

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, VA, USA

Teaching overview

2018 Psychology Honours supervision

Research

My research focuses on identifying cognitive distortions that drive emotional and behavioural dysregulation in mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, I am investigating the presence and consequences of biases in sensory-perceptual mental representations (imagination-based cognition) of emotional events in the past and future, and how the modification of such biases can promote healthier emotions and behaviours that improve well-being.

Languages

Mandarin

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2016 2018

  • 38 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article

Spontaneous cognition in dysphoria: reduced positive bias in imagining the future

Ji, J. L., Holmes, E. A., MacLeod, C. & Murphy, F. C., 10 Aug 2018, In : Psychological Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognition
Linguistics
Depression
Imagining
9 Citations

Effects of Engaging in Repeated Mental Imagery of Future Positive Events on Behavioural Activation in Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder

Renner, F., Ji, J. L., Pictet, A., Holmes, E. A. & Blackwell, S. E., 1 Jun 2017, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. 41, 3, p. 369-380 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Major Depressive Disorder
Depression
Psychological Adaptation
Internet
Open Access
Depression
Information Storage and Retrieval
Automatic Data Processing
Research
Avoidance
9 Citations

Seeing light at the end of the tunnel: Positive prospective mental imagery and optimism in depression

Ji, J. L., Holmes, E. A. & Blackwell, S. E., 1 Jan 2017, In : Psychiatry Research. 247, p. 155-162 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Depression
Aptitude
Optimism
Psychopathology
20 Citations

Emotional Mental Imagery as Simulation of Reality: Fear and Beyond- A tribute to Peter Lang

Ji, J. L. L., Burnet Heyes, S., MacLeod, C. & Holmes, E. A. A., 2016, In : Behaviour Therapy. 47, 5, p. 702-719 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Fear
Therapeutic Uses
Psychopathology
Automatic Data Processing