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.
Social Sciences and Arts
Gao, J., Arden, M., Hoo, Z.H., & Wildman, M. (2019). Understanding patient activation and adherence to nebuliser treatment in adults with cystic fibrosis: responses to the UK version of PAM-13 and a think aloud study. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1), 420. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4260-5
Gao, J. (2019). Sources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy in Chinese Students: a Mixed-Method Study with Q-Sorting Procedure. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-019-09984-1
Dennison, O., Gao, J., Lim, L., Stagg, C., & Aquili, L. (2018). Catecholaminergic modulation of indices of cognitive flexibility:a pharmaco-tDCS study. Brain Stimulation. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2018.12.001
Gao, J., & McLellan, R. (2018). Using Ryff’s scales of psychological well-being in adolescents in mainland China. BMC Psychology, 6, 17. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-018-0231-6
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