Dr Vanessa Loh

PhD (Psychology), Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International)(Honours I, Psychology), University of Sydney
Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 (0)29351 9172

Website CEPAR

Biographical details

Dr Vanessa Loh is a CEPAR research fellow located in the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2010, immediately starting work as a postdoctoral research fellow in organisational psychology at the School of Psychology, Macquarie University, before commencing her current role in 2012.

Her PhD research examined the role of individual differences in cognitive ability and personality in learning from errors and feedback in training, whilst her postdoctoral research shifted her focus to issues related to healthy ageing, work and retirement.

Research interests

Dr Loh is a member of the following research team:

CEPAR

  • Psychosocial and demographic determinants of healthy and productive ageing
  • Life course influences on health and wellbeing among baby boomers and older adults
  • Longitudinal analyses and patterns of work, retirement and other productive activities

Teaching and supervision

Dr Loh has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses including Statistics and Research Methods, Advanced Statistics for Psychology, Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Organisational Psychology, Personality and Differential Psychology, Intelligence and Reasoning, and Introductory Psychology.​

Associations

  • ​​Registered Psychologist, NSW Psychologists Registration Board
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • International Affiliate, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Member, Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
  • Member, Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in Sociology (RC33)

Themes

Ageing, Work and Health

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Loh, V., Griffin, B. (2013). Assessing work performance. In A. Sarris & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and professional practice, (pp. 72-89). Melbourne: Tilde University Press.
  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2012). Age, Gender, and the Retirement Process. In Mo Wang (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Retirement, (pp. 202-214). New York: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Nazroo, J., Mishra, G., Noone, J., Loh, V., Forder, P. (2014). Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: a retrospective life course study. BMJ Open, 4(3). [More Information]
  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2013). A mental model of factors associated with subjective life expectancy. Social Science and Medicine, 82, 79-86.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Productive engagement across the life course: Paid work and beyond. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(1), 111-137.
  • Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2013). The Moderating Effect of Individual Differences in Error-Management Training: Who Learns From Mistakes? Human Factors, 55(2), 435-448. [More Information]
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2012). The influence of subjective life expectancy on retirement transition and planning: a longitudinal study. The Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(2), 129-137. [More Information]
  • Hesketh, B., Griffin, B., Loh, V. (2011). A future-oriented Retirement Transition Adjustment Framework. The Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79(2), 303-314.

Conferences

  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Byles, J., Nazroo, J., Loh, V. (2013). Ageing baby boomers and cohort equity in Australia. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Ageing productively: Longitudinal patterns among older Australians. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Forder, P., Mishra, G. (2013). Australian babyboomers, inequalities in wellbeing, and social determinants over the life course. 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Loh, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2013). Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses in Australia: Who are they? 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • Loh, V., Sargent-Cox, K., Kendig, H. (2013). Psychosocial determinants of subjective wellbeing in later life. 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V. (2013). Social and demographic determinants of productive engagement by older Australians. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Socioeconomic and demographic determinants of future engagement in paid work and other productive activities. 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). The interrelations between caregiving, paid work, and health status for Australia’s baby boomers. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2012). Productive engagement across the lifespan: Paid work, caregiving, and volunteering. 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2011). A longitudinal study of retirement transition. 15th Conference of the European association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Maastricht, Netherlands: EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology).
  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2011). P-E fit and work attitudes among older employees: Implications for retirement intentions. 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Hesketh, B., Griffin, B., Loh, V. (2010). From theory to practice in retirement decision-making and transition planning. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia: ICAP (international congress of applied psychology.
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2010). How long will I live? Predictors of subjective life expectancy. 7th Annual Collaborators’ Meeting of the 45 and Up Study, Sydney, Australia.
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2010). Predictors and anticipated outcomes of planned retirement transition patterns. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia: ICAP (international congress of applied psychology.
  • Loh, V. (2009). Individual differences in Error Management Training and the role of error encouragement. 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Loh, V. (2007). Error training: Individual differences in ability, personality and goal orientation. 7th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2007). Person attributes in error training: Who learns from their mistakes? 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York: SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).
  • Loh, V., Griffin, B., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B. (2006). Learning from Errors: An attribute-treatment interaction approach to training outcomes. 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

2014

  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Nazroo, J., Mishra, G., Noone, J., Loh, V., Forder, P. (2014). Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: a retrospective life course study. BMJ Open, 4(3). [More Information]

2013

  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2013). A mental model of factors associated with subjective life expectancy. Social Science and Medicine, 82, 79-86.
  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Byles, J., Nazroo, J., Loh, V. (2013). Ageing baby boomers and cohort equity in Australia. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Ageing productively: Longitudinal patterns among older Australians. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Loh, V., Griffin, B. (2013). Assessing work performance. In A. Sarris & N. Kirby (Eds.), Organisational Psychology: Research and professional practice, (pp. 72-89). Melbourne: Tilde University Press.
  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Forder, P., Mishra, G. (2013). Australian babyboomers, inequalities in wellbeing, and social determinants over the life course. 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Loh, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2013). Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses in Australia: Who are they? 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Productive engagement across the life course: Paid work and beyond. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(1), 111-137.
  • Loh, V., Sargent-Cox, K., Kendig, H. (2013). Psychosocial determinants of subjective wellbeing in later life. 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V. (2013). Social and demographic determinants of productive engagement by older Australians. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). Socioeconomic and demographic determinants of future engagement in paid work and other productive activities. 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). The interrelations between caregiving, paid work, and health status for Australia’s baby boomers. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2013). The Moderating Effect of Individual Differences in Error-Management Training: Who Learns From Mistakes? Human Factors, 55(2), 435-448. [More Information]

2012

  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2012). Age, Gender, and the Retirement Process. In Mo Wang (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Retirement, (pp. 202-214). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2012). Productive engagement across the lifespan: Paid work, caregiving, and volunteering. 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2012). The influence of subjective life expectancy on retirement transition and planning: a longitudinal study. The Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(2), 129-137. [More Information]

2011

  • Hesketh, B., Griffin, B., Loh, V. (2011). A future-oriented Retirement Transition Adjustment Framework. The Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79(2), 303-314.
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2011). A longitudinal study of retirement transition. 15th Conference of the European association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Maastricht, Netherlands: EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology).
  • Griffin, B., Loh, V., Hesketh, B. (2011). P-E fit and work attitudes among older employees: Implications for retirement intentions. 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

2010

  • Hesketh, B., Griffin, B., Loh, V. (2010). From theory to practice in retirement decision-making and transition planning. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia: ICAP (international congress of applied psychology.
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2010). How long will I live? Predictors of subjective life expectancy. 7th Annual Collaborators’ Meeting of the 45 and Up Study, Sydney, Australia.
  • Griffin, B., Hesketh, B., Loh, V. (2010). Predictors and anticipated outcomes of planned retirement transition patterns. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia: ICAP (international congress of applied psychology.

2009

  • Loh, V. (2009). Individual differences in Error Management Training and the role of error encouragement. 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

2007

  • Loh, V. (2007). Error training: Individual differences in ability, personality and goal orientation. 7th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Loh, V., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B., Griffin, B. (2007). Person attributes in error training: Who learns from their mistakes? 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York: SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).

2006

  • Loh, V., Griffin, B., Andrews, S., Hesketh, B. (2006). Learning from Errors: An attribute-treatment interaction approach to training outcomes. 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

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