Dr Jagdeep Kaur Sabharwal is an educational professional with special interest in Stress management and Mindfulness training. Prior to joining James Cook University, she worked for many years as a corporate trainer. Her interest in fruitful social interactions and how people influence each other prompted her to pursue a Ph D in Social Psychology.Jagdeep also holds a Graduate Certificate of Education from James Cook University and has expertise in curriculum development and blended learning. She has extensive teaching experience in a wide range of psychology subjects in undergraduate courses. Jagdeep’s research focuses on the social, relational and cultural influences on well-being; stress management and mindfulness; burnout; psycho-social gerontology and learning design.


  • PY3103: Mining the Mind: Psychopathology (Level 3; SIN)
  • PY4114: Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model (Level 4; CNS, SIN & TSV)
  • PY4403: Individual Differences and Lifespan Development (Level 4; SIN)
  • SS1111: Introduction to Counselling (Level 1; SIN & TSV)
  • SS1112: Multicultural, Child and Adolescent Counselling (Level 1; SIN)
  • Well-Being
  • Burnout
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • e-mental health applications
  • Technology supported education
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2020 - Best presenter award for the paper “Sequential exploratory mixed methods and scale development: Investigating transformational tourism readiness” at the 4th ISOT: International seminar on Tourism (2020).
  • 2020 - JCUA and JCUS Cross-Collaboration Grant ($5000) with Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano (Australia). Research project on Self-Compassion, Academic Burnout, Student Retention and Career Progression.
  • 2019 - CHS JCUA and JCUS Cross-collaboration Grant ($6000) with Dr. Tracey Ahern ( Australia) and Dr. Shailey Chawla (Singapore). Research project on Burnout in Education and Healthcare Sector.
  • 2019 - CBLG JCUA and JCUS Cross-collaboration ( $6000) with Dr Shailey Chawla (Singapore) and Dr Breda McCarthy ( Australia). Research Project on cognitive barriers to the usage of health apps in geriatric populations.

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