Miss Nina Lalita Waddell

BA, BHSc, BSc (Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


I am a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Nickola Overall in the REACH Lab. I completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, before going on to do a Bachelor of Science with Honours specialising in Psychology.

Research | Current

My research focuses on how sexism affects the function of intimate relationships. Specifically, my work examines how people balance investment in romantic relationships with investment in personal goals and ambitions.

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant for PSYCH 311 (Advanced Topics in Social Psychology)

Postgraduate supervision

Supervised by: Dr Nickola Overall

Co-supervised by: Dr Danny Osborne


Summer Research Scholarship (2016)

Senior Scholar Award in Arts (2017)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) with First Class Honours in Psychology (2018)

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2019)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Waddell, N., Sibley, C. G., & Osborne, D. (2019). Better off Alone? Ambivalent Sexism Moderates the Association Between Relationship Status and Life Satisfaction Among Heterosexual Women and Men. Sex Roles, 80 (5-6), 347-361. 10.1007/s11199-018-0935-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley, Danny Osborne


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 301 - Bldg 301
Level 2, Room 225
New Zealand

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