I am a Jacob’s Foundation post doctoral research fellow in the PATHWAYS to adulthood program. Currently I am based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, and the Center for Educational Science and Psychology at the University of Tübingen. Much if my research is with large longitudinal databases from the US, UK, Germany, and Finland where I focus on career pathways, personality, and well-being issues related to youths’ transition from school to work or further education.
I studied psychology at the SELF research centre at the University of Western Sydney where I received a first class honours degree and the Australian Psychological Society Science Prize for my thesis on self-concept, personality, and well-being. I then received a full scholarship to complete my PhD at the University of Sydney on the role of motivational constructs and processes in the development of teacher burnout and subjective well-being. I recieved my PhD from the University of Sydney in 2010.
I have published a number of peer reviewed articles as first author in international journals including Learning and Individual Differences, Journal of Health, Education, and Behaviour, Teacher and Teacher Education, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, the Journal of Applied Sports Psychology and the Journal of Religion and Health. I have also published a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in international conferences proceedings and monographs.