Lidia Suárez is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and registered research supervisor at James Cook University (Singapore).  Lidia holds a PhD and MSSc from the National University of Singapore, a MPsych(Clinical) from James Cook University, a MBA from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a BPsych from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is also a registered psychologist in Singapore and member of the Singapore Psychological Society. Her research interests include mindfulness, quality of life, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, and memory. She has validated measures in Singapore, such as the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) and others. She has published her work in journals such as Psychonomic Bulletin & ReviewMemory & Cognition, Quality of Life Research, and PLOS ONE.

  • PY1102: Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY1103: Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think about Weird Things (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY2103: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (Level 2; SIN & TSV)
  • PY4401: Biological, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology (Level 4; SIN)
  • I am member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. https://contextualscience.org/civicrm/profile/view?reset=1&id=121070&gid=17
  • I am a member of the Singapore Psychological Society and registered psychologist in Singapore
  • I am interested in topics relating to mindfulness, quality of life, psycholinguistics, and memory.
  • Research methods and statistics, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, cognitive psychology, introduction to psychology, psychometrics, learning and behaviour.
  • 2010 to present - Senior Lecturer in Psychology, James Cook University (Singapore)
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  • 2013 - Best Research Paper award for the paper "Visuo-spatial memory advantage of biscriptal bilinguals" at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Conference (CBP, 2013).

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 39+ research outputs authored by Dr Lidia Suarez from 2005 onwards.


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  • The Development, Validation and Clinical Application of an Integrated Psychobehavioural Model of Sleep (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • "Mother Tongue" Language Anxiety: Identifying Contributing Factors within the Singapore context. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Educational expectations and suicide risk among university students in the Western Pacific (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Determinates of Wellbeing inAged Care (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Work stress and Workaholism in a Post-pandemic World: Factors associated with Thriving and Burnout in White-collar Workers (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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