Dr Julie Ji
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Dr Julie Ji

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Academic Positions:
  • Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, 2022 - present
  • Forrest Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia, 2018-2022
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, 2017-2018

Qualifications

  • PhD (Psychology), MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, 2018
  • Honours (Psychology), University of Western Australia, 2012
  • MSc (Social Psychology), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), 2009
  • BA (Media & Communications), University of Sydney, 2008

Professional membership

  • Board member - Association of Cognitive Bias Modification (ACBM)
  • Member - Association of Psychological Science (APS)

Roles on external bodies

  • BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies) National Conference Programme Advisory Group - Basic Processes & Experimental Psychopathology Stream Co-lead

Key publications

Ji JL, Geiles D & Saulsman LM (2021) 'Mental imagery-based episodic simulation amplifies motivation and behavioural engagement in planned reward activities' Behaviour Research and Therapy 145, 103947-103947 , DOI
Ji JL, Baee S, Zhang D, Calicho-Mamani CP, Meyer MJ, Funk D, Portnow S, Barnes L & Teachman BA (2021) 'Multi-session online interpretation bias training for anxiety in a community sample' Behaviour Research and Therapy 142, 103864-103864 , DOI
Ji JL, Holmes EA, MacLeod C & Murphy FC (2018) 'Spontaneous cognition in dysphoria: reduced positive bias in imagining the future' Psychological Research 83, (4) 817-831 , DOI
Ji JL, Grafton B & MacLeod C (2017) 'Referential focus moderates depression-linked attentional avoidance of positive information' Behaviour Research and Therapy 93, 47-54 , DOI
Ji JL, Heyes SB, MacLeod C & Holmes EA (2016) 'Emotional Mental Imagery as Simulation of Reality: Fear and Beyond—A Tribute to Peter Lang' Behavior Therapy 47, (5) 702-719 , DOI
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Module lead:
PSYC603 Harnessing the Human Imagination

Lecturer:
PSYC515/705 Health & Wellbeing: Emotion & Cognition

Research

Research

Grants & contracts

2022-2023 | Chief Principal Investigator - “Investigating the role of visual mental imagery in maternal vaccination hesitancy”
Department of Health & Channel 7 Telethon Trust Western Australia Child Research Fund (WACRF), £85,000

2021-2024 | Chief Principal Investigator - "Resilience in a pandemic world - an online intervention for young people”
Western Australia Healthway Intervention Grant, £236,000

2021-2022 | Chief Principal Investigator - “Predicting self-injurious behaviour in young people: a novel cognitive science approach”
Western Australia Raine Medical Foundation Priming Grant, £128,000

2020-2021 | Chief Principal Investigator - “Investigating "flashforward" imagery of self-injury as a risk barometer and treatment target”
Western Australia Raine Medical Foundation Priming Grant, £9,000

2018-2021 | Forrest Research Fellowship - "Investigating the role of future mental imagery in reward-seeking motivation and behaviour in depression"
Forrest Research Foundation, £253,000

2013-2017 | Cambridge Australian Poynton Doctoral Scholarship - "Emotional mental imagery: investigating dysphoria-linked bias"
Cambridge Australia Scholarships & Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust, £44,000

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Ji JL, Geiles D & Saulsman LM (2021) 'Mental imagery-based episodic simulation amplifies motivation and behavioural engagement in planned reward activities' Behaviour Research and Therapy 145, 103947-103947 , DOI
Ji JL, Baee S, Zhang D, Calicho-Mamani CP, Meyer MJ, Funk D, Portnow S, Barnes L & Teachman BA (2021) 'Multi-session online interpretation bias training for anxiety in a community sample' Behaviour Research and Therapy 142, 103864-103864 , DOI
Ji JL, Holmes EA, MacLeod C & Murphy FC (2018) 'Spontaneous cognition in dysphoria: reduced positive bias in imagining the future' Psychological Research 83, (4) 817-831 , DOI
Ji JL, Grafton B & MacLeod C (2017) 'Referential focus moderates depression-linked attentional avoidance of positive information' Behaviour Research and Therapy 93, 47-54 , DOI
Ji JL, Heyes SB, MacLeod C & Holmes EA (2016) 'Emotional Mental Imagery as Simulation of Reality: Fear and Beyond—A Tribute to Peter Lang' Behavior Therapy 47, (5) 702-719 , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Pellas J, Renner F, Ji JL & Damberg M (2022) 'Telephone-Based Behavioral Activation with Mental Imagery for Depression in Older Adults in Isolation During the covid-19 Pandemic: Long-term Results from a Pilot Trial' Clinical Gerontologist 1-7 , DOI
Attwell K, Roberts L & Ji J (2022) 'COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Attitudes and Effects on Holdouts in a Large Australian University Population' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, (16) 10130-10130 , DOI
Ji JL, Basanovic J & MacLeod C (2022) 'Social activity promotes resilience against loneliness in depressed individuals: a study over 14-days of physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia' Scientific Reports 12, (1) , DOI
Herff SA, McConnell S, Ji JL & Prince JB (2022) 'Eye Closure Interacts with Music to Influence Vividness and Content of Directed Imagery' Music & Science 5, 205920432211427-205920432211427 , DOI
Pellas J, Renner F, Ji JL & Damberg M (2021) 'Telephone‐based behavioral activation with mental imagery for depression: A pilot randomized clinical trial in isolated older adults during the Covid‐19 pandemic' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 37, (1) , DOI
Ji JL, Geiles D & Saulsman LM (2021) 'Mental imagery-based episodic simulation amplifies motivation and behavioural engagement in planned reward activities' Behaviour Research and Therapy 145, 103947-103947 , DOI
Ji JL, Baee S, Zhang D, Calicho-Mamani CP, Meyer MJ, Funk D, Portnow S, Barnes L & Teachman BA (2021) 'Multi-session online interpretation bias training for anxiety in a community sample' Behaviour Research and Therapy 142, 103864-103864 , DOI
Ji JL, Murphy FC, Grafton B, MacLeod C & Holmes EA (2021) 'Emotional mental imagery generation during spontaneous future thinking: relationship with optimism and negative mood' Psychological Research 86, (2) 617-626 , DOI
Singh L, Espinosa L, Ji JL, Moulds ML & Holmes EA (2020) 'Developing thinking around mental health science: the example of intrusive, emotional mental imagery after psychological trauma' Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 25, (5) 348-363 , DOI
Ji JL, Meyer MJ & Teachman BA (2020) 'Facilitating Episodic Simulation in Anxiety: Role of Sensory Scaffolding and Scenario Modality' International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 13, (2) 83-111 , DOI
Saulsman LM, Ji JL & Mcevoy PM (2019) 'The essential role of mental imagery in cognitive behaviour therapy: What is old is new again' Australian Psychologist 54, (4) 237-244 , DOI
Renner F, Murphy FC, Ji JL, Manly T & Holmes EA (2019) 'Mental imagery as a “motivational amplifier” to promote activities' Behaviour Research and Therapy 114, 51-59 , DOI
Ji JL, Kavanagh DJ, Holmes EA, MacLeod C & Di Simplicio M (2019) 'Mental imagery in psychiatry: conceptual & clinical implications' CNS Spectrums 24, (1) 114-126 , DOI
Ji JL, Holmes EA, MacLeod C & Murphy FC (2018) 'Spontaneous cognition in dysphoria: reduced positive bias in imagining the future' Psychological Research 83, (4) 817-831 , DOI
Ji JL, Grafton B & MacLeod C (2017) 'Referential focus moderates depression-linked attentional avoidance of positive information' Behaviour Research and Therapy 93, 47-54 , DOI
Ji JL, Holmes EA & Blackwell SE (2017) 'Seeing light at the end of the tunnel: Positive prospective mental imagery and optimism in depression' Psychiatry Research 247, 155-162 , DOI
Ji JL, Heyes SB, MacLeod C & Holmes EA (2016) 'Emotional Mental Imagery as Simulation of Reality: Fear and Beyond—A Tribute to Peter Lang' Behavior Therapy 47, (5) 702-719 , DOI
Renner F, Ji JL, Pictet A, Holmes EA & Blackwell SE (2016) 'Effects of Engaging in Repeated Mental Imagery of Future Positive Events on Behavioural Activation in Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder' Cognitive Therapy and Research 41, (3) 369-380 , DOI