Dr Natasha Loi

Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Natasha Loi

Phone: +61 2 6773 3903

Email: nloi2@une.edu.au



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Bachelor of Arts University of New England; Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) University of New England; Ph.D. University of New England; Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, University of New England.

Teaching Areas

PSYC101 Human Development

PSYC 213 Lifespan Development Psychology

PSYC306 Psychology in the Workplace

Supervision Areas

Organisational psychology; positive psychology (e.g., emotional intelligence); developmental psychology; Health and Wellbeing

Research Interests

Dr Loi’s research interests include workplace behaviour (especially incivility and harassment), psychological wellbeing, health, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and social support. She is particularly interested in examining the effects of negative workplace behaviour on organisational outcomes as well as investigating mechanisms to promote wellbeing in general.


Journal Articles

Colaco, B. & Loi, N.M. (in press). Investigating the relationship between perception of an organisation’s ethical culture and worker motivation. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 27.

Schuleigh, V., Malouff, J.M., Schutte, N.S., & Loi, N.M. (in press). Enhancing meetings: The impact of leader behaviour. Journal of Leadership Education.

Hopwood, T.L., Schutte, N.S., & Loi, N.M. (in press). Stress responses to secondary trauma: Compassion fatigue and anticipatory traumatic reaction among youth workers. The Social Science Journal. doi:10.1016/j.soscij.2018.08.008

Penjor, S., Thorsteinsson, E.B., Price, I., & Loi, N.M. (2019). Parenting style, distress, and problematic alcohol use in Bhutan. Cogent Psychology, 6:1579503. doi:10.1080/23311908.2019.1579503

Lawrence, D.F., Loi, N.M., & Gudex, B.W. (2019). Understanding the relationship between work intensification and burnout in secondary teachers. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. doi:10.1080/13540602.2018.1544551

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Bhullar, N., Williams, E., & Loi, N.M. (2018). Schizophrenia literacy: The effects of an educational intervention on populations with and without prior health education. Journal of Mental Health. doi:10.1080/09638237.2018.1521923

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., & Farr, K. (2018). Changes in stigma and help-seeking in relation to postpartum depression: Non-clinical parenting intervention sample. PeerJ, 6:e5893. doi:10.7717/peerj.5893

Keeble, C.J., Loi, N.M., & Thorsteinsson, E.B. (2018). Empathy and the public perception of stillbirth and memory sharing: An Australian story. Frontiers in Psychology – Clinical and Health Psychology, 9, 1629. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01629

Loh, J. (M.I.), & Loi, N.M. (2018). Tit for tat: Burnout as a mediator between workplace incivility and instigated workplace incivility. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 10. doi:10.1108/APJBA-11-2017-0132

Hopwood, T.L., Schutte, N.S., & Loi, N.M. (2017). Anticipatory traumatic reaction: Outcomes arising from secondary exposure to disasters and large-scale threats. Assessment. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1073191117731815

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., & Arnarsson, A. (2017). Sexual orientation among Icelandic year 10 adolescents: Changes in health and life satisfaction from 2006 to 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58, 530-540. doi:10.1111/sjop.12402

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., & Rayner, K. (2017). Quality of life of maternal caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes and the role of self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction, and social support. PeerJ, 5:e3961. doi:10.7717/peerj.3961

Loh, J. (M.I.), & Loi, N.M. (2017). The differential reactions to work withdrawal behaviours between harassed male and female employees. International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis, 3, 127. doi:10.15344/2455-3867/2017/127

Broomhall, A.G., Phillips, W.J., Hine, D.W., & Loi, N.M. (2017). Upward counterfactual thinking and depression: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 55, 56-73. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.04.010

Thorsteinsson, E.B., & Loi, N.M. (2017). Attributions towards injury in a military physical training environment. Military Psychology, 29, 336-344. doi:10.1037/mil0000158

Fong, M., & Loi, N.M. (2016). The mediating role of self-compassion in student psychological health. Australian Psychologist, 51, 431-441. doi:10.1111/ap.12185

Rock, A.J., Coventry, W.L., Morgan, M.I., & Loi, N.M. (2016). Teaching research methods and statistics in eLearning environments: Pedagogy, practical examples and possible futures. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00339

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., & Breadsell, D. (2016). The effect of weight controllability beliefs on prejudice and self-efficacy. PeerJ, 4, e1764. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1764

Hine, D.W., Phillips, W.J., Cooksey, R., Reser, J.P., Nunn, P., Marks, A.D.G., Loi, N.M., & Watt, S.E. (2016). Preaching to different choirs: How to motivate dismissive, uncommitted, and alarmed audiences to adapt to climate change? Global Environmental Change, 36, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.11.002

Gibbons, R., Thorsteinsson, E.B., & Loi, N.M. (2015). Beliefs and attitudes towards mental illness: An examination of the sex differences in mental health literacy in a community sample. PeerJ, 3, e1004. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1004

Morgan,  M.I., Hine, D.W., Bhullar, N., & Loi, N.M. (2015). Adoption of low emission agricultural practices among Australian farmers: A profiling approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41, 35-44.

Loi, N.M., Loh, J. (M.I.), & Hine, D.W. (2015). Don't rock the boat: The moderating role of gender in the relationship between workplace incivility and work withdrawal. Journal of Management Development, 34, 169-186.

Xue, W., Hine, D.W., Loi, N.M., Thorsteinsson, E.B., & Phillips, W.J. (2014). Cultural worldviews and environmental risk perceptions: A meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 249-258.

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., & Moulynox, A.L. (2014). Mental health literacy of depression and postnatal depression: A community sample. Open Journal of Depression, 3, 101-111.

Schutte, N.S. & Loi, N.M. (2014). Connections between emotional intelligence and workplace flourishing. Personality and Individual Differences, 66, 134-139.

Loi, N.M. & Jamieson, G.A. (2010-2011).The role of absorption, fantasy proneness and hypnosis in response to trauma. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 38(2)/39(1), 98-120.

Book Chapters

Rock, A.J., Coventry, W.L., Morgan, M.I., & Loi, N.M. (2016). Teaching research methods and statistics in eLearning environments: Pedagogy, practical examples, and possible futures. In L.D. Roberts (Ed.), Research methods pedagogy: Engaging psychology students in research methods and statistics (pp. 20-30). Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi:10.3389/978-2-88945-010-7


Loi, N.M., & Golledge, C. (2018). The role of positive and negative affect in the relationship between emotional intelligence and uncivil workplace behaviour among managers. Poster presented at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Canada.

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Hjalmsdottir, A., Loi, N.M., Bjarnson, T., & Arnarsson, A. (2018). Differences in perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 boys and girls: Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014. Paper presented at the HBSC Spring Meeting, Warsaw, Poland.

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., & Arnarsson, A.M. (2018). The effect of sexual orientation on satisfaction with place of residency and future migration plans of adolescents in Iceland. Paper presented at the HBSC Spring Meeting, Warsaw, Poland.

Thorsteinsson, E.B., Loi, N.M., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., & Arnarsson, A. (2017). Sexual orientation and health among Icelandic year 10 adolescents: 2006 to 2014. Poster presented at the HBSC Spring Meeting, Bergen, Norway.

Cleary, J., Jamieson, G.A., & Loi, N.M. (2014). The dimensions of infant sleep interventions. Paper presented at the Unique International Trauma Conference, Childhood Trauma: Understanding the Basis for Change and Recovery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Loi, N.M.& Loh, J. (M.I.)* (2012). Don't rock the boat: The moderating role of gender in the link between organisational tolerance for workplace incivility and work withdrawal. Paper presented at the 47th Australian Psychological Society's Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia.

Jamieson, G.A.* & Loi, N.M. (2009). Combining the internet and the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI) for remote assessment of hypnotic abilities. International Society of Hypnosis XVIII International Congress, Rome, Italy.