Dr Emma Walter

Emma WalterPosition

Lecturer in Psychological Science


Dr Emma Walter is a lecturer in psychology and early career researcher. Emma’s research aims to identify markers in cognitive and emotional functioning which have transdiagnostic utility. By developing our understanding of the complex nature of social, emotional and cognitive functioning in everyday life and the impact of individual differences and mechanisms which may underlie impaired functioning in these areas.

Emma began her research career with a keen interest in psychosis propensity and factors commonly involved in the psychosis continuum. After completing her PhD, she began an academic appointment at the University of Wollongong in 2020 and during that time has developed a passion for understanding individual differences (such as personality and psychopathology) and psychological and daily functioning. The practical outcomes of this research have been identification of potential targets for intervention (for example working memory) to improve everyday functioning, and ultimately increase individual’s resilience to stresses and difficulties of everyday life.

Emma enjoys working with others and using the skills she has developed to support research collaborations. She has published in peer-reviewed journal articles on cognitive, clinical and neuropsychology, and presented at national and international conferences. Emma has strong experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses which have resulted in multiple peer-reviewed publications in internationally ranked journals to date.

Research Interests

  • Psychosis
  • Personality
  • Individual differences
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Qualifications & Recognition

  • PhD, University of Wollongong
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology), University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Wollongong

Research & Publications

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