Dr Lillian Smyth

BA, BSc(Psychology)(Hons), PhD
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
College of Health & Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Educational Psychology 170103
  • Social And Community Psychology 170113
  • Psychological Methodology, Design And Analysis 170110
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302

Research interests

Dr Smyth's research interests focus on social and educational psychology, working mainly on self-structure, social influence, perceived norms and applications of social psychological theory to teaching and learning.

Current student projects

HDR:

  • Katrina Rivera (PhD candidate). Performance anxiety in music: a necessary evil?
  • Sarah Walker (MPhil candidate). Access is success, and other lies that we've been told
  • Mila Knezovic (PhD candidate).  

Honours:

  • Dinukshi Kaparuge (RSP Honours). Visuoconstructive ability and the use of VR in classrooms: what are the limits?
  • Nathan Mcleod  (RSP Honours). 

MChD Research Projects:

  • Lara Ollis.  Engagement, e-learning and student wellbeing during COVID-19
  • Riley Attard. Engagement, e-learning and academic performance during COVID-19
  • Telehealth hub (with A/Prof Diana Perriman): Joshua Whitbread, Suzannah Roushdy, Jerusha Jeyasingham, Peta O'Brien, Charles Lloyd
  • Yathasha Daluwatta. Skin-colour micro-aggressions in medical education: consequences for learning, sense of belonging and wellbeing
  • Amy Campbell
  • Soha Rizvi

Past student projects

HDR:

  • Self-structure and discrimination: implications for coping and wellbeing, Dora Sharpe-Davidson, Clinical PhD (Cosupervised with Ken Mavor & Kate Reynolds)

Honours:

  • Social Identification, Social Norms, and Helping Behaviour, Jia Chean Ooi (2019), RSP
  • Effects of Vulnerable Narcissism Trait on Perception andAdherence to Prosocial Norms, Ken Kit Ong (2019), RSP
  • Practice in art and science: bridging the gap with creativity. Bethany Lincoln (2019), RSB (Cosupervised with Krisztina Valter, Alex Webb and Elisa Crossing)
  • A cross-cultural examination of first-date scripts. Jeong In Kim (2018), RSP
  • The impact of norm-conflict on academic dishonesty and cheating behaviour, Ariana Grafton (2018), RSP
  • Information and discussion: unpacking the effects of small group interaction on norm formation, Kate Wilson Woolley (2018), RSP.
  • Self, social identity and well-being in transition: The moderating role for perceived social resources, Joane JS Chong (2017), RSP
  • Norm conflict & work-life balance in tertiary students, Brendan Dwyer (2016), RSP
  • The Role Of Social Influence On Motivation And Perseverance In Tertiary Education, Kaushini Samarjeewa (2015), RSP
  • Discipline Social Identification and Normative Conflict in Higher Education: Student versus Teacher Learning Approach Norms, Vritika Chandra (2015), RSP

MChD Research Projects:

  • Brendan Brew. (2020)
  • James Li  (2020) 
  • Hazreana Jaya (2019)
  • Nazurah Haji Awang Mahli (2018)
  • Salwa Haji Abdul Rahman (2018)

Publications

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