Research Officer

Qualifications:

M.Sc (Counselling Psychology), Mpsych (Clinical Psychology), MAPS.
PhD candidate (Social Psychology) – School of Psychology, University of Queensland.

Professional Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Member
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - Registered Psychologist
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) - Member
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) – Student Member

Areas of interest:

Clinical and social psychology. Interpersonal harm and coping; solidarity and allyship by socially privileged groups in social justice engagement.

Contact: TBittiandra@raq.org.au

Publications:

Louis, W. R., Chonu, G. K., Achia, T., Chapman, C. M., Rhee, J. (2018). Building group norms and group identities into the study of transitions from democracy to dictatorship and back again. In B., Wagoner,I., Bresco,V. Glaveanu, (Eds.), The road to actualized democracy. Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University. 

Louis, W., Thomas, E. Chapman, C., Achia, T., Wibisono, S., Mirnajafi, Z., & Droogendyk, L. (2018). Emerging research on intergroup prosociality: Group members' charitable giving, positive contact, allyship, and solidarity with others.  Revised manuscript resubmitted for review to Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 28 August 2018.

Louis, W. R., Chapman, C. M., Chonu, G. K., & Achia, T. (2015). Collective Action and Social Change.  Invited manuscript submitted for review to C. Conaco (Ed)., Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, 26 July 2016.

Conference Presentations:

Achia. T., Louis, W. R.  & Iyer, A. (2017, July). Allyship and group privilege. In Orazani .S. (Chair), We need your support: How and through what mechanisms social movements can build alliances. Talk presented at symposium at the triennial conference of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Granada, Spain.

Achia. T., Louis, W. R.  & Iyer, A. (2017, June). Allyship without acknowledging privilege?  Toxic dynamics of allies. In Wright. S.C (Chair), New Insights on Cross-group Contact and Action for Social Change. Talk presented at symposium at the annual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Albuquerque, U.S.A.

Achia. T., Lizzio-Wilson. M., Stuart. S., & Case. K.A. (2017, June). Reflecting on Complexities of Advantaged Group Allyship. Interactive discussion convened at the annual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Albuquerque, U.S.A.

Achia. T., Louis, W. R.  & Iyer, A. (2017, April). Allyship – it’s not personal, it’s political. Paper presented at the SPSSI-SASP Pre-conference on The Morality of Conflict and Cooperation, Melbourne, Australia. 

Achia. T., Louis, W. R.  & Iyer, A. (2017, April). Allyship – more fraught than feel-good? Talk presented at the annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Australia.