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Dr Jie Gao BSc, MPhil, PhD

Researcher in Psychology


I work as a Researcher in the Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics at Sheffield Hallam University. I conduct various research in the field of Psychology. I am also involved in undergraduate teaching and MSc Developmental Psychology supervision.


I joined the Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics in early 2017. I obtained my MPhil degree in 2012 and my PhD in 2016 from the University of Cambridge.

My research interests include motivation theories, parenting behaviours, psychological well-being and young people development.


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

Social Sciences and Arts



Gao, J., & McLellan, R. (2018). Using Ryff’s scales of psychological well-being in adolescents in mainland China. BMC Psychology, 6, 17.

Soranzo, A., & Gao, J. (n.d.). Individual differences in aesthetic preferences for Interactive Objects: a Q-methodology study. .


Raleva, G., Thirkettle, M., Gao, J., & Stafford, T. (2017). No contribution of object category information in perceptual thresholds : evidence from Candy Crush. Presented at: AVA Christmas Meeting, Queen Mary University of London, 2017

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