Dr Jenna Zhao
Project Officer

Dr Jenna Zhao

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

Jenna is currently a Project Officer managing 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. 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).

+61 2 9065 1742
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Zhao JL; Most SB, 2019, 'Manipulations of distractor frequency do not mitigate emotion-induced blindness', Cognition and Emotion, vol. 33, pp. 442 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1459490
    Journal articles | 2017
    Richmond JL; Zhao J; Weidemann G, 2017, 'I like it by mere association: Conditioning preferences in infants', Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 161, pp. 19 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.03.015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Richmond JL; Zhao JL; Burns MA, 2015, 'What goes where? Eye tracking reveals spatial relational memory during infancy', Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 130, pp. 79 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2014.09.013

  • 2019: Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses from UNSW Sydney (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