Dr Miranda Chilver

PhD, BPsych (UNSW)
Research Fellow


Miranda Chilver is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health.

She is interested in identifying predictors of wellbeing and healthy ageing using large-scale longitudinal data.

Miranda completed her PhD in psychology at the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia investigating neural markers of mental wellbeing and developing wellbeing interventions.


Research interests

  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Ageing
  • Population health


Chilver, M. R., & Gatt, J. M. (2022). Six-week online multi-component positive psychology intervention improves subjective wellbeing in young adults. Journal of Happiness Studies, 23, 1267–1288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-021-00449-3

Chilver, M. R., Keller, A. S., Park, H. R. P., Jamshidi, J., Montalto, A., Schofield, P. R., Clark, C. R., Harmon-Jones, E., Williams, L. M., & Gatt, J. M. (2020). Electroencephalography profiles as a biomarker of wellbeing: A twin study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 126, 114–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.04.010

Chilver, M. R., Park, H. R. P., Schofield, P. R., Clark, C. R., Williams, L. M., & Gatt, J. M. (2022). Emotional face processing correlates with depression/anxiety symptoms but not wellbeing in non-clinical adults: An event-related potential study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 145, 18–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.11.038

Jack, B. N., Chilver, M. R., Vickery, R. M., Birznieks, I., Krstanoska-Blazeska, K., Whitford, T. J., & Griffiths, O. (2021). Movement planning determines
sensory suppression: An event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 33(12), 2427–2439. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01747

Jamshidi, J., Williams, L. M., Schofield, P. R., Park, H. R. P., Montalto, A., Chilver, M. R., Bryant, R. A., Toma, C., Fullerton, J. M., & Gatt, J. M. (2020). Diverse phenotypic measurements of wellbeing: Heritability, temporal stability and the variance explained by polygenic scores. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 19(8). https://doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12694

Montalto, A., Park, H. R. P., Williams, L. M., Korgaonkar, M. S., Chilver, M. R., Jamshidi, J., Schofield, P. R., & Gatt, J. M. (2022). Negative association between anterior insula activation and resilience during sustained attention: An fMRI twin study. Psychological Medicine, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721005262

Park, H. R. P., Chilver, M. R., Montalto, A., Jamshidi, J., Schofield, P. R., Williams, L. M., & Gatt, J. M. (2021). Associations between mental wellbeing and fMRI neural bases underlying responses to positive emotion in a twin sample. Psychological Medicine, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721002695