Dr Dwight Tse




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Dwight’s research interests include topics ranging from positive psychology and well-being science to aging and lifespan developmental psychology. Broadly defined, his work investigates the impact of flow experiences (a psychological state of intense concentration and enjoyment), meaningfulness, and prosocial acts on psychological and physical wellbeing, using diverse methods such as experience sampling studies (using smartphone app and wearables or traditional paper-and-pencil), secondary data analyses, and lab-based psychophysiological experiments. His recent work also examines age stereotypes, solitude, and ideal affect (affective states that people want to achieve).

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Hot instantaneous temperature and affect : meaningful activities as a buffer for older adults with low socioeconomic status
Lin Zhixuan, Chin David C W, Fung Helene H, Lay Jennifer C, Tse Dwight C K
Innovation in Aging Vol 7 (2023)
Insights into the accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change
, Grossmann Igor, Rotella Amanda, Hutcherson Cendri A, Sharpinskyi Konstantyn, Varnum Michael EW, Achter Sebastian, Dhami Mandeep K, Guo Xinqi Evie, Kara-Yakoubian Mane, Mandel David R, Raes Louis, Tay Louis, Vie Aymeric, Wagner Lisa, Adamkovic Matus, Arami Arash, Arriaga Patrícia, Bandara Kasun, Baník Gabriel, Bartoš František, Baskin Ernest, Bergmeir Christoph, Białek Michał, Børsting Caroline K, Browne Dillon T, Caruso Eugene M, Chen Rong, Chie Bin Tzong, Chopik William J, Collins Robert N, Cong Chin Wen, Conway Lucian G, Davis Matthew, Day Martin V, Dhaliwal Nathan A, Durham Justin D, Dziekan Martyna, Elbaek Christian T, Shuman Eric, Fabrykant Marharyta, Firat Mustafa, Fong Geoffrey T, Frimer Jeremy A, Gallegos Jonathan M, Goldberg Simon B, Gollwitzer Anton, Goyal Julia, Graf-Vlachy Lorenz, Gronlund Scott D, Tse Dwight CK
Nature Human Behaviour Vol 7, pp. 484-501 (2023)
Trauma Informed Practice in Justice Services : Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation
Cogan Nicola, Tse Dwight, Stergiou Christiana, Lawley Samantha, Finlayson Melanie, Hewitson Rhys, Black Jacqueline, MacIntyre Gillian
Implementing trauma informed practice in a stressed out system : exploring the narratives of staff working in justice settings
Cogan Nicola, Tse Dwight, Stergiou Christiana, Finlayson Melanie, Lawley Samantha, Black Jacqueline, Hewitson Rhys, MacIntyre Gillian, Aziz Suzanne
Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference 2023 (THEconf2023) (2023)
Relevant yet uncontrollable : perceived control as a mediator of cross-cultural differences in old-age preparation
Fung Helene, Fung Nicole Long Ki, Tse Dwight Cheuk Kit
Innovation in Aging Vol 6, pp. 127-127 (2022)
Adapting mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Chinese international students experiencing loneliness : a qualitative, participatory action research project complemented with imagery
Liu X, Chau Y, Cogan Nicola, Rasmussen S, Tse D, Kelly S, Anderson A, Flynn C, Tang Z, Ren J, Zhao H
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 (2022)

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Our research combatting age related disorders and promoting healthy ageing: A Strathclyde Ageing Network and Dementia Research Network Event

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Mental Health Futures Collaborative
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Parra Rodriguez, Mario (Principal Investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Principal Investigator) Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Tse, Dwight (Principal Investigator) Knifton, Lee (Principal Investigator) McCann, Lisa (Principal Investigator) Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Smith, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Graham, Christopher Darryl (Principal Investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Principal Investigator) Stephen, Susan (Principal Investigator) Weir, Natalie Mcfadyen (Principal Investigator) Donnachie, Craig (Principal Investigator) Cameron, Julie (Principal Investigator) Kane, Tony (Co-investigator) Lakey, Trevor (Academic) Donovan, Kevin (Fellow)
This Engage with Strathclyde event is aimed at all those with an interest in mental health including people with lived experience, NHS and social care personnel and staff, occupational health and human resource management staff, student support services, university student and staff, academics, private and public sector and other personnel interested in mental health research and knowledge exchange.

12-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2023
Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training: Energy-efficient Indoor Climate Control for Optimised Health
McGill, Grainne (Principal Investigator) Tse, Dwight (Principal Investigator) Waites, William (Principal Investigator) Toledo, Linda (Principal Investigator) Moreno-Rangel, Alejandro (Principal Investigator) Sharpe, Tim (Principal Investigator) Dragojlovic-Oliveira, Sonja (Principal Investigator)
This SCDT will provide three fully-funded PhD students with a world-class interdisciplinary research and training programme to bridge the net-zero design and construction skills gap whilst providing specialist skills in human-centric smart building design and digitisation for optimised health and resilience.

The increased risk of overheating, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and inadequate ventilation in energy-efficient and/or net-zero buildings is now well evidenced, including the increasing gap between design expectations and energy performance, which is highly influenced by human behaviour. This CDT will train future innovators and leaders that can drive the transition to a healthy and energy-efficient built environment. The training will be led by experts in net-zero design, indoor air quality, building resilience, human behaviour and data analytics. Each project will be co-supervised by staff from different disciplines and all projects will involve industry partners and/or clinical advisors, to ensure that the research explored is based on an area of industry/clinical need.

The centre will provide highly-skilled future experts and leaders to tackle the challenges of delivering net-zero buildings that are human-oriented and optimise health. The CDT will deliver emerging multidisciplinary research endeavours by working across the departments of Architecture, Psychology and CIS, to decarbonise the built environment while providing a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.

SCDT students will become part of a growing PGR cohort, benefiting from peer-to-peer learning and an inclusive research culture. Opportunities will be provided to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (such as clinicians, industry specialists and the public), through internships/placements, personal development and specialist training, networking and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Successful candidates will be trained in writing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and strongly supported and encouraged to apply to external funding (such as travel grants), where appropriate. As part of the PhD programme, the candidate will be registered on the PGCert in Researcher Development. This is a 60-credit qualification covering personal effectiveness, governance, organisation, engagement, impact, and intellectual abilities, running in tandem with the PhD programme.

Candidates are expected to proactively take ownership of their project and creatively contribute to shaping it. We are seeking future leaders to develop knowledge and expertise required to address future challenges in the following three areas:

1. Linking indoor pollutant exposure and climate conditions with physical and psychological health outcomes,
2. Technological solutions for energy-efficient indoor climate control,
3. Understanding and analysis of psychological and behavioural factors that affect exposure indoors.
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
Exploring Chinese international students’ understanding of loneliness to inform cultural adaptation of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Liu, Xi (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Kelly, Stephen (Co-investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Co-investigator) Tse, Dwight (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022

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Dr Dwight Tse

Email: dwight.tse@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4705