Jenna Zhao

Project Officer

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.

Journal articles
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,
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,
Zhao JL; Most SB, 2019, 'Manipulations of distractor frequency do not mitigate emotion-induced blindness', Cognition and Emotion, vol. 33, pp. 442 - 451,
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,
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,
  • 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)