Vartanian Research Group

School of Psychology
University of New South Wales

Lab director

Lenny R. Vartanian, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lydia E. Haward, Ph.D.

PhD students

Clancy Black
Interests: TBD

Natalie Reily
Interests: TBD

Ewelina Swierad
Interests: Cultural influences on health behaviours

Jade Chan
Interests: Adherence following bariatric surgery

Francesca Froreich
Interests: Issues of control in eating disorders

Samantha Spanos
Interests: Attributions and eating behaviour

Honours students

Lucy Tran
Interests: Weight stigma

George Economidis
Interests: Male body image

Research assistants


Lab alumni

Michelle Jiang (PhD, 2011-2015)
Jasmine Fardouly (PhD, 2012-2016)
Tara Trewartha (Operations manager, 2015-2016)
Lucy McGuirk (Research intern)
Amy Joubert (Research intern)
Andree Kenda (Operations manager, 2011-2014)
Suzanna Azevedo (Research assistant, 2012-2014)
Joanne Beames (Research assistant, 2012-2014; Honours student, 2015)
Katerina Kerameas (Honours student, 2013)
Samantha Spanos (Honours student, 2012)
Sanah Misra (Honours student, 2012)
Nicole Sokol (Operations manager, 2011-2012)
Bianca Glajz (Honours student, 2011)
Natalie Sin (Honours student, 2011)
Jennifer Sze-To (Honours student, 2011)
Tina Sarian (Honours student, 2010-2011; Research assistant, 2011-2012)
Sarah O'Connor (Honours student, 2010)

Are you interested in joining the lab?

We are always looking for motivated students to help us with our various research projects.  If you are interested in joining the research team, please contact us at: