Julie Ji

Dr, Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD Cantab., MSc LSE., BA Syd.

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

DPhil, University of Cambridge
Honours (Psychology), University of Western Australia
MSc (Social Psychology), London School of Economics & Political Science 
BA (Media & Communication), University of Sydney

I obtained my PhD in 2018 at the Medical Research Council Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (MRC-CBU), University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Emily Holmes and Dr Fionnuala Murphy. Prior to joining UWA as a Forrest Fellow, I held a postdoctoral position in Prof. Bethany Teachman's lab at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Funding overview

2021-23: Raine Medical Research Foundation Priming Grant, $227,542
2018-21: Forrest Postdoctoral Fellowship, $450,000
2018-21: UWA Fellowship Support Fund, $30,000
2019-20: Raine Medical Research Foundation Cockell Collaboration Award, $16,456
2013-16: 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 Doctoral 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

LECTURING: 

PSYC 1102 - Behaviour in Context
2018: Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
2019: Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
2020: Abnormal Psychology
2021: Abnormal Psychology

PSYC3303 - Psychological Science in the Modern World
2021: Co-unit coordinator

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

2018: Honours research supervision - Kenneth Sim, Dylan Desai Rogers 
2019: Honours research supervision - Michelle Teo, Dylan Geiles
2020: Honours research supervision - Stephanie Lu, Alanna Curtis
2019-21: PhD research supervision - Kenneth Sim

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 anticipated future emotional events, and how the modification of such biases can promote healthier emotions and behaviours that improve well-being.

Languages

Mandarin

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