Dr Tan-Chyuan Chin is Senior Research Fellow and Director of The Wellbeing Profiler at the Centre for Positive Psychology at The University of Melbourne. Tan-Chyuan's formal training is in psychology and chemistry. Tan-Chyuan's PhD was in Music Psychology and she developed and published a widely sought after measure of music engagement which allows clinicians and researchers to study the impact of music use on emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.
Tan-Chyuan's research examines the enablers and contextual factors of what contributes to improved and sustained wellbeing over the lifespan. She specializes in multi-method approaches of measuring wellbeing for program evaluation, using a combination of established and innovative techniques across physiological, psychological and behavioural experience sampling methods. Tan-Chyuan presents regularly at major national and international conferences, has published over 15 peer-reviewed articles and also contributed to the first volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities and the Lifelong Engagement with Music: Benefits for Mental Health and Well-being.
Tan-Chyuan is currently working on two ARC Linkage projects examining the impact of Positive Education on enhancing youth wellbeing and mental health during high school and the post-high school transition. She is also leading several Local Government community and youth wellbeing projects at the centre.