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Tan Chyuan Chin

Senior Research Fellow
youth wellbeing
social sciences
needs analysis
psychology, multidisciplinary
psychology, experimental
arts & humanities
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Tan Chyuan Chin

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
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Tan Chyuan Chin


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 20 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.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Community Engagement Award (2019) for The Well-Being Profiler

Australian Financial Review - Higher Education Awards


MGSE Engagement Excellence Award (2018)

Melbourne Graduate School of Education


Monash Graduate Scholarship

Monash University





Senior Research Fellow

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Positive Psychology

International Positive Psychology Association

Music & Psychology

Australian Music & Psychology Society


Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology)

Monash University

Graduate Diploma (Psychology)

Monash University

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

National University of Singapore