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

    6009 Perth


  • 1979 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am an experimental social psychologist with a research focus on the dynamics of social interaction. I obtained my PhD from the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury (NZ). After a postdoctoral stint at the same institution, I was awarded a RCUK Fellowship in the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen (UK), which was later translated to a permanent academic post. I joined the School of Psychological Science at UWA as a Senior Lecturer in July 2019.


My research interests span a wide range of social psychological phenomena with a common theme of exploring the dynamics of social interaction. A primary focus is on the role of interpersonal synchrony in shaping social exchange. This work draws from the science of coordination dynamics to provide a framework for understanding how people align their actions and thoughts and the influence this has on the success (or lack thereof) of their social endeavours. This research bridges several levels of analysis, ranging from examining the impact of interpersonal synchrony on social-cognitive functioning, to exploring the interplay between mental health and coordinated behaviour, as well as evaluating the role of synchronous action on group dynamics and teamwork. I also have interests in the role of mental imagery and emotion in social situations, and in particular how coordination of the experience and expression of emotion unfolds when people interact. More broadly, I favour integrating the framework of complexity science with contemporary models of psychological functioning in an attempt to situate Psychology within a more general theoretical context.

Teaching overview

PSYC1102 - Behaviour in Context

PSYC3310 - Specialist Research Topics

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Canterbury

Psychology, MSc, University of Canterbury

Psycholgoy, BA(Hons), University of Canterbury

Psychology, BSc, University of Canterbury

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 1979 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 46 Article

Evaluating the interplay between sub-clinical levels of mental health symptoms and coordination dynamics

Macpherson, C., Marie, D., Schon, S. & Miles, L., 25 Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Interpersonal Relations
Health Status
Mental Health
3 Citations (Scopus)

Catching up with wonderful women: The women-are-wonderful effect is smaller in more gender egalitarian societies

Krys, K., Capaldi, C. A., van Tilburg, W., Lipp, O. V., Bond, M. H., Vauclair, C. M., Manickam, L. S. S., Domínguez-Espinosa, A., Torres, C., Lun, V. M. C., Teyssier, J., Miles, L. K., Hansen, K., Park, J., Wagner, W., Yu, A. A., Xing, C., Wise, R., Sun, C. R., Siddiqui, R. S. & 19 othersSalem, R., Rizwan, M., Pavlopoulos, V., Nader, M., Maricchiolo, F., Malbran, M., Javangwe, G., Işık, İ., Igbokwe, D. O., Hur, T., Hassan, A., Gonzalez, A., Fülöp, M., Denoux, P., Cenko, E., Chkhaidze, A., Shmeleva, E., Antalíková, R. & Ahmed, R. A., Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Psychology. 53, S1, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

It wasn’t me: The role of perspective in self-perceptions of responsibility

Tausen, B., Miles, L., Lawrie, L. & Macrae, C. N., Aug 2018, In : Consciousness and Cognition. 63, p. 89-98

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Concept

Coordination matters: Interpersonal synchrony influences collaborative problem-solving

Miles, L., Lumsden, J., Flannigan, N., Allsop, J. & Marie, D., 1 Sep 2017, In : Psychology. 8, 11, p. 1857-1878

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Behavior
Sociological Factors
8 Citations (Scopus)

Coordination and collective performance: Cooperative goals boost interpersonal synchrony and task outcomes

Allsop, J., Vaitkus, T., Marie, D. & Miles, L., 27 Sep 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, 1462.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Research Personnel

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