Current PhD students


Kai Jia Tay - City, University of London (Psychology/Behavioural Economics)

3rd year PhD student in Psychology

Thesis title: "Subjective well-being and immigration"



Former PhD students


Dr Julia Gumy - University of Cambridge (Sociology)

Thesis title: “The impact of unemployment, childbirth and partnership dissolution on perceived problematic debt in the UK, Germany and Luxembourg”

graduated July 2013

currently: Lecturer in Policy Studies with Quantitative Research Methods, University of Bristol


Dr Jennifer Gerson - City, University of London (Psychology)

Thesis title: "Social media use and subjective well-being: An investigation of individual differences in personality, social comparison and Facebook behaviour"

graduated July 2018
currently: Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, City, University of London

Dr Lucía Macchia - City, University of London (Psychology/Behavioural Economics)

Thesis title: "Subjective well-being and economic and political conditions in Latin America"

successful viva January 2020

currently: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Oxford

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