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Tamlin Conner

Email tamlin.conner@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 7624


Professor 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. She maintains several interdisciplinary collaborations and is currently interested in the links between nutrition and well-being, university student alcohol use, health behaviours, and smartphone based interventions to improve wellness.

She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life (2012), past vice-president of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, and Associate Editor for the journal Emotion.

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. She has successfully supervised over 40 postgraduate students and won the Otago University Students' Association Supervisor of the Year award in 2017.

Teaching

Research interests

  • Use of computerised experience sampling methods to study daily experience; experience sampling methods; ecological momentary assessment; ecological momentary interventions
  • Psychological, health, nutritional and genetic factors that affect emotional well-being in daily life
  • Well-being and happiness; health; nutrition; university student alcohol use

Find out more about Associate Professor Conner's research interests and download selected publications

Publications

Zhao, X., Gillath, O., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Abubakar, A., Adams, B. G., Autin, F., … Conner, T. S., … Zhang, F. (2024). Ninety years after Lewin: The role of familism and attachment style in social networks characteristics across 21 nations/areas. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/02654075241237939 Journal - Research Article

Zhang, R., Kallas, S., Conner, T. S., Loeffen, M. P. F., Lee, M., Day, L., … Realini, E. (2024). Factors influencing the willingness to pay a price premium for red meat with potential to improve consumer wellness in Australia and the United States of America. Meat Science, 213, 109495. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2024.109495 Journal - Research Article

Conner, T. S., Teah, G. E., Sibley, C. G., Turner, R. M., Scarf, D., & Mason, A. (2024). Psychological predictors of vaping uptake among non-smokers: A longitudinal investigation of New Zealand. Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.13822 Journal - Research Article

Conner, T. (2023). Pathways to well-being [Keynote]. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) and the Australasian Congress on Personality and Individual Differences (ACPID). (pp. 140). Retrieved from https://sasp-acpid.org Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cooper, J. R. H., Turner, R., & Conner, T. S. (2023). Health behaviours and wellbeing: Insights from surveys and Fitbit data. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) and the Australasian Congress on Personality and Individual Differences (ACPID). (pp. 136). Retrieved from https://sasp-acpid.org Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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