Dr Tamlin Conner
Tel 64 3 479 7624
Dr Tamlin Conner’s research on emotional and physical well-being is distinguished by the use of mobile technology to measure people’s experiences in real-time in the context of daily life. This approach allows her to investigate the psychological, cognitive, and genetic factors that influence people’s real-time emotional signatures, as well as the interplay between emotional and physical health. She maintains several interdisciplinary collaborations and is currently directing a project combining genetic analysis with mobile technology to reveal genetic contributions to daily emotional experience.
She is the co‐editor of the Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (2012) and an executive committee member of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment. She regularly reviews software for conducting experience sampling studies on mobile phones.
Tamlin received her BA(Hons) in psychology from the University of Colorado, PhD in social psychology from Boston College, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center in the United States. She joined the University of Otago in 2008.
Tamlin supervises PhD, Masters, and postgraduate diploma students from New Zealand and overseas.
- Use of computerised experience sampling methods to study daily experience
- Psychological, genetic, health, and nutritional factors that affect emotional signatures in daily life
- Wellbeing and happiness; health; university student alcohol use