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Dr Chia-Jung Tsay
Engineering Front Building
Gower Street
  • Reader in Management
  • UCL School of Management
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Chia-Jung Tsay is an Associate Professor in the UCL School of Management. Her research examines the psychological processes that influence decision making and interpersonal perception in performance contexts. She investigates the role of expertise and nonconscious biases in professional selection and advancement. 

Tsay graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in Psychology and an A.M. in History of Science from Harvard University. In other professional experience, as a classical pianist, Tsay has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the U.S. Embassy. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she later served as faculty. Tsay received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Psychology with a secondary Ph.D. field in Music from Harvard University, and has taught at institutions including Oxford, Tsinghua, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wharton.

Research Summary

Tsay’s work has been published in academic journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and volumes such as the Academy of Management Annals, the SIOP Frontier series, and the Frontiers in Social Psychology series. Tsay has been recognized as an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star, and her primary stream of research examines the impact of visual information on judgment about performance. Tsay's research has been featured in media outlets including ABC, APA Monitor, Ars Technica, the Atlantic, Australian, BBC, Boston Globe, Business Insider, CBC, Economist, Daily Mail, Der Spiegel, Der Standard, Deutsche Welle, Die Presse, Die Welt, Die Zeit, Discover Magazine, El País, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox Business, Gramophone, Haaretz, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Gazette, Huffington Post, International Business Times, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Le Soir, Le Temps, Los Angeles Times, Nature, NBC, New York Magazine, NPR, Psychology Today, Radio France, Salon, Scientific American, Slate, Strad, Telegraph, TIME, Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and WirtschaftsWoche.

Academic Background
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Organisational Behaviour Harvard University
2009 AM Master of Arts – Social Psychology Harvard University
2006 MMU Master of Music – Music Education Johns Hopkins University
2006 MMU Master of Music – Music Performance Johns Hopkins University
2004 AM Master of Arts – History of Science Harvard University
2004 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Harvard University
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