Dr Jenna   Zhao
Project Officer

Dr Jenna Zhao

  • PhD in Psychology (Visual Cognition) - UNSW Sydney
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, Class I) - UNSW Sydney
medicine-health
Dept of Dev Disability, Neuro

Jenna is currently a Project Officer managing various projects that aim to build capacity in the mental health workforce. Her current projects involve managing 3DN's e-learning portfolio and developing intellectual disability mental health training programs. Jenna has a background in Psychology and educational development. She holds a PhD in Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, Class I), both from UNSW Sydney. She has research experience working with infants and children, and individuals with mood disorders. 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.

Phone
+61 2 9065 1742

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Baldwin PA; Rasmussen V; Trollor JN; Zhao JL; Anderson J; Christensen H; Boydell K, 2021, 'Idtwo: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based mental health intervention for australians with intellectual disability', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052473
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Khoo SYS; Zhao J; Walker A; Kirkman J; Spehar B, 2019, 'Transitions and choices: Graduate student mentoring for psychology honours students. a practice report', Student Success, vol. 10, pp. 147 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v10i1.648
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    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
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    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
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    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
  • Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Walker A; Most S, 2019, 'Context matters: Multiple emotional distractors improve target perception', presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wellington, NZ, 24 April 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Most S, 2018, 'Proactive control through temporal expectancy does not influence emotion-induced blindness', presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Hobart, TAS, 04 April 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Wyble B; Most S, 2018, 'Context matters: Reduced emotion-induced blindness through mutual inhibition by multiple distractors', presented at Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, UNSW Sydney, 21 November 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Most S; Jin M; Onie S; Zhao J; Curby K, 2018, 'Altered perceptual processing in violent video game players: Evidence from emotion-induced blindness', presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Hobart, TAS, 04 April 2018
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Wyble B; Most S, 2017, 'More distractors, less distraction: Multiple valence-matched distractors improve target perception', Boston, Massachusetts, presented at Society for Affective Science Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 27 April 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Most S; Jin M; Onie S; Zhao J; Curby K, 2017, 'Altered perceptual processing in violent video game players: Evidence from emotion-induced blindness', presented at Psychonomic Society Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 09 November 2017
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Most S, 2017, 'Context effects on emotional disruption of perception: Distractor frequency does not mitigate emotion-induced blindness', Vancouver, British Columbia, presented at Object Perception, Attention and Memory Workshop, Vancouver, British Columbia, 08 November 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Most S, 2017, 'Spontaneous recruitment of proactive control does not mitigate emotion-induced blindness', presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Shoal Bay, NSW, 19 April 2017
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Kennedy B; Most S, 2016, 'Object-based effects (and their absence) reveal parallel mechanisms of emotional disruption of perception', St Pete Beach, Florida, presented at Vision Sciences Society Conference, St Pete Beach, Florida, 13 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/16.12.88
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Wyble B; Most S, 2016, 'Distracted from distraction? Multiple distractors improves target perception in RSVP', Boston, Massachusetts, presented at Object Perception, Attention and Memory Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 November 2016
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Richmond J; Zhao J; Weidemann G, 2016, 'I like that one best: Evaluative conditioning and infant preferences', New Orleans, Louisiana, presented at International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, 26 May 2016
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Wyble B; Most S, 2016, 'Distracted from distraction? Additional distractors attenuate the effect of a critical distractor on target perception', University of Melbourne, presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Melbourne, 30 March 2016
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Dr Jenna Zhao
    Zhao J; Kennedy B; Most S, 2015, 'Does emotion-induced blindness spread according to the perceived structure of the environment?', University of Sydney, presented at Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Sydney, 08 April 2015

Awards

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

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