Researcher

Dr Jenna Lisa Zhao

Biography

Jenna manages various projects that aim to build capacity in the health and disability workforces. Her current projects involve managing 3DN's e-learning portfolio and developing intellectual disability health and mental health training programs and resources.

Jenna has a background in Psychology and educational development. She holds a PhD in Psychology (Visual Cognition) and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, Class I), both from UNSW Sydney....view more

Jenna manages various projects that aim to build capacity in the health and disability workforces. Her current projects involve managing 3DN's e-learning portfolio and developing intellectual disability health and mental health training programs and resources.

Jenna has a background in Psychology and educational development. She holds a PhD in Psychology (Visual Cognition) and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, Class I), both from UNSW Sydney. She has also previously managed the UNSW School of Psychology Peer Mentoring Programs and worked as an educational developer for core Psychology courses at UNSW.

Jenna is passionate about learning and teaching at the university level, and education and training of adults in general. She is currently completing a Master of Education (Educational Psychology).


My Qualifications

  • 2018: PhD in Psychology (Visual Cognition) - UNSW Sydney
  • 2014: Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, Class I) - UNSW Sydney

My Awards

  • 2023: UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture Dean's List (Postgraduate) for academic excellence
  • 2019: UNSW Graduate Research School Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses (in the top 10% of PhD theses in the opinion of both examiners)
  • 2017: UNSW School of Psychology Exchange Program Scholarship (~$6,000 to conduct research at the University of Toronto)
  • 2017: Best Oral Presentation at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (Shoal Bay, Australia)
  • 2016: Best Student Presentation at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2015-2018: Australian Postgraduate Award
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