Hayley Jach

Hayley Jach
Hayley Jach

Supervisor: Dr Luke Smilie

For my PhD thesis, I am investigating theories and neural correlates of openness to experience, a personality trait describing differences in imagination, curiosity, intellect, and aesthetic appreciation. This project sits at the intersection of personality psychology and cognitive neuroscience, demonstrating my interest in the potential for different psychological disciplines to share knowledge and advance theory. In line with this interdisciplinary focus, I also have long-standing interests in wellbeing research, computational modelling, and open science practices.