About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. My research focuses on potential underlying mechanisms of childhood conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits, specifically deficient reward and punishment processing. I am also interested in how these deficits impact parent socialisation processes and parenting interventions, which rely heavily on discipline and reward techniques to modify children’s behaviour. My research is funded by a +3 UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship.
 

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2015 – present PhD Psychology of Education
UCL Institute of Education, University College London

2013 – 2014 MSc Developmental and Educational Psychology (Distinction)
UCL Institute of Education, University College London

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Jan 2014 – Sep 2017 Research Assistant
Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, City University London

Jan 2013 – Mar 2013 Research Assistant
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Nov 2009 – Sep 2011 Research Assistant
Ethical Technologies in the Homes of Seniors, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Apr 2016 – present Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Jan 2013 – Jun 2015 Instructor
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Oct 2010 – Sep 2011 Undergraduate Supervisor
Ethical Technologies in the Homes of Seniors, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Bird, E., Chhoa, C. Y., Midouhas, E., & Allen, J. L. (2019). Callous-unemotional traits and academic performance in secondary school students: Examining the moderating effect of gender. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Olander, E.K., Aquino, M.R.J.V., Chhoa, C., Harris, E., Lee, S. & Bryar, R. (2019). Women’s experiences and views of the continuity of information shared and received by midwives and health visitors in England: an interview study. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Olander, E., Aquino, M.R.J., Chhoa, C., Harris, E., Lee, S., & Bryar, R. (2019). Women’s views on contact with a health visitor during pregnancy: An interview study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 20, e105.

Allen, J. L., Bird, E., & Chhoa, C. Y. (2018). Bad Boys and Mean Girls: Callous-unemotional traits, management of disruptive behaviour in school, the teacher-student relationship and academic motivation. Frontiers in Education, 3, 108.

Allen, J.L., Sandberg, S., Chhoa, C.Y., Fearn, T., & Rapee, R.M. (2018). Parent-dependent stressors and the onset of anxiety disorders in children: Links with parental psychopathology. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27(2), 221-231.

Chhoa, C. (2017). An overseas study visit to the Netherlands. PsyPAG Quarterly, 103, 44-46.

Chhoa, C.Y., Sawyer, A., Ayers, S., Pushpa-Rajah, A., & Duley, L. (2017). Clinicians’ views and experiences of offering two consent pathways for a trial of timing of cord clamping at very preterm birth: A qualitative study. Trials, 18(1).

Sawyer, A., Chhoa, C., Ayers, S., Pushpa-Rajah, A., & Duley, L. (2017). Women’s views and experiences of two alternative consent pathways for participation in a preterm intrapartum trial: A qualitative study. Trials, 18(1).

Allen, J.L., Morris, A., & Chhoa, C.Y. (2016). Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in adolescent boys and response to teacher reward and discipline strategies. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 21(3), 329-342.

Caine, K.E., Zimmerman, C.Y., Schall-Zimmerman, Z., Hazlewood, W.R., Camp, L.J., Connelly, K.H. . . . Shankar, K. (2011). DigiSwitch: A device to allow older adults to monitor and direct the collection and transmission of health information collected at home. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(5), 1181-1195.

Conference Presentations and Contributions

Chhoa, C.Y., & Allen, J. (2019, May). Callous-unemotional traits and conscience in young children: The role of parents’ psychological aggression. In R. Waller (Chair), Interpersonal Relationships and Psychopathic Traits Across the Lifespan. Symposium conducted at the biennial conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (SSSP), Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Chhoa, C.Y., Huijding, J., & Allen, J. (2018, July). Callous-unemotional traits and sensitivity to rewards and punishment in early childhood. In J. Northam (Chair), Enhancing the etiological conceptualisation of callous–unemotional traits. Symposium conducted at the world congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Prague, Czech Republic.

Chhoa, C.Y., Sawyer, A., Premachandran, S., & Ayers, S. (2017, September). Psychological disorders in mothers after the birth of a preterm baby: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP), York, UK.

Olander, E.K., Aquino, R., Chhoa, C., Harris, E., Lee, S., & Bryar R. (2017, September). Women’s experiences and views of the continuity of information received and shared by midwives and health visitors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP), York, UK.

Bird, E., Chhoa, C.Y., Midouhas, E., & Allen, J.L. (2017, April). Callous-unemotional traits, quality of the teacher-child relationship and child academic performance. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX, USA.

Olander, E.K., Aquino, R., Chhoa, C., Harris, E., Lee, S. & Bryar R. (2016, December). New mothers’ views on continuity of care provided by midwives and health visitors. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM), Cardiff, UK.

Ayers, S., Sawyer, A., Chhoa, C.Y., Pushpa-Rajah, A., & Duley, L. (2016, June). Clinicians’ and women’s experiences of two consent pathways in a trial of timing of clamping at very preterm birth: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the world congress of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG), Birmingham, UK.

Ayers, S., Sawyer, A., Chhoa, C.Y., Pushpa-Rajah, A., & Duley, L. (2015, November). Clinicians’ and women’s experiences of two consent pathways in a trial of timing of clamping at very preterm birth: A qualitative study. Trials, 16(Suppl 2), P70. [From 3rd International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC), Glasgow, UK. 16-17 November 2015]

Caine, K.E., Zimmerman, C.Y., Schall-Zimmerman, Z., Hazlewood, W.R., Camp, L.J., Connelly, K.H. . . . Shankar, K. (2010). DigiSwitch: Design and evaluation of a device for older adults to preserve privacy while monitoring health at home. In TC Veinot, UV Catalyurek, G Luo, H Andrade & NR Smalheiser (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics (IHI) Symposium (pp. 153-162). [Full conference paper]

Book Chapter

Caine, K.E., & Chhoa, C.Y. (2014). DigiSwitch. In C. Rebola (Ed.), Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging (pp. 100-103). Morgan & Claypool.

Unpublished Manuscripts

Sawyer, A., Ayers, S., Chhoa, C.Y., & Premachandran, S. (2018). Psychological disorders in mothers after the birth of a preterm baby: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Manuscript in preparation.

AWARDS

2017 Workshop Bursary
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG)

2017 Conference Bursary
Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP)

2016 Study Visit Bursary
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG)

2015 PhD Studentship Award
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

2010 Best Data Management, Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality paper (‘Digiswitch: Design and evaluation of a device for older adults to preserve privacy while monitoring health at home’)
1st ACM International Health Informatics (IHI) Symposium

2010 Staying Safe Online Video Contest, 1st place
Ethical Technologies in the Homes of Seniors

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2016 Conduct problems, callous-unemotional traits and response to reward and discipline. Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, April 2016.

2015 Cord Pilot Trial: Women’s and clinicians’ views of the two consent pathways.Cord Pilot Trial Collaborators Meeting, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, September 2015.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2018 – present Student Representative – Psychology Pathway
UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

2017 – 2018 Alumni Sub-Committee Chair
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

2017 – 2018 Workshop Sub-Committee Member
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

2017 Bursary Sub-Committee Member
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

2016 – 2018 PsyPAG Quarterly Editor
British Psychological Society Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group

CV last updated: July 2019