DR Tan Chyuan Chin

DR 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 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.   


    Member of

    • International Positive Psychology Association. Positive Psychology 2013 -
    • Australian Music & Psychology Society. Music & Psychology 2008 -


    Selected publications


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    Additional Grant Information

    • The University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Award (2015) for the project entitled Developing An Instrument for Measuring Student Well-being in Schools .   


    Education and training

    • PhD, Monash University 2014
    • PostGradDip Psych, Monash University 2007
    • GradDip Psych, Monash University 2006
    • B.Sc, National University of Singapore 2001

    Awards and honors

    • Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University, 2010



    Available for supervision

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