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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Positive education and the new prosperity: Exploring young people's conceptions of prosper..
Measuring adolescents’ emotional responses to music: Approaches, challenges, and opportuni..
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Internal Research Grant
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Examining the processes and effects of an exemplar school-based well-being approach on student competency, autonomy and relatedness.
Dianne A Vella-Brodrick, Tan-Chyuan Chin, Nikki S Rickard
Journal article | 2019 | Health Promotion International
As the application of positive education becomes more prevalent in schools, the importance of gathering information on optimal pro..
Strengths and Subjective Wellbeing in Adolescence: Strength-Based Parenting and the Moderating Effect of Mindset
HK Jach, J Sun, D Loton, T-C Chin, LE Waters
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Happiness Studies
Recent research suggests that strength-based parenting—the tendency for parents to see and encourage children to use their strengt..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Community Engagement Award (2019) for The Well-Being Profiler
MGSE Engagement Excellence Award (2018)
Monash Graduate Scholarship
Senior Research Fellow
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
International Positive Psychology Association
Music & Psychology
Australian Music & Psychology Society
Doctor of Philosophy
Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology)
Graduate Diploma (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
National University of Singapore