Yu-Ya Rong is particularly interested in issues that are related to how individuals’ work life, performance, and decision-making are associated with their psychological traits, emotions, and intergroup relations in organisational contexts. Her long-term research goal is to develop methods to effectively improve decision-making in organisations and to better individuals’ well-being and performance in workplaces.
Yu-Ya holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, USA. During her time at Columbia, she received the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis International Fellowship award. Her Master’s thesis investigated the relationship between work stress and work-family conflict, and the role of supervisor support and gender. Her thesis research was presented at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science 2018.
Before joining LSE, Yu-Ya worked as a research assistant at Columbia University and interned at non-profit organisations.