EMOTE is in a testing phase and remains under development. Please direct any questions to emote-database@unimelb.edu.au.

About the team


Scientists studying emotions are only beginning to understand the complexities of how emotions function in daily life. Although important discoveries have been made in the lab, we don't know how much these findings apply to how people experience and manage their emotions in the "real world". The FEEL Lab aims to discover how emotions function in the rich and complex environments we encounter in our daily lives.

Elise Kalokerinos is a Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she co-directs the Functions of Emotion in Everyday Life (FEEL) Lab. Her research investigates emotions in everyday life, with a focus on the motivational, social, and individual factors shaping effective emotion regulation.

Elise Kalokerinos

Peter Koval is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His research interests lie at the intersection of social, personality and clinical psychology with a focus on everyday emotional processes, including how people experience and regulate their emotions in response to everyday events, and how these processes relate to well-being and psychopathology.

Peter Koval

Katharine Greenaway is a Senior Lecturer in social psychology at the University of Melbourne, where she co-directs the Functions of Emotion in Everyday Life (FEEL) Lab. Katie’s research aims to understand how people form social connections, and what benefits these connections have for people’s emotional well-being and social lives.

Katie Greenaway

Paul Garrett is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on causal models of complex human behaviors, such as the causal relationships between our everyday interactions with others and our emotions, attitudes, and behaviors.

Paul Garrett

Danielle van Os is a Research Assistant in the Functions of Emotion in Everyday Life (FEEL Lab) and Tutor at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Danny van Os

Peter Kuppens is full professor of psychology at KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium. His research is focused on improving the measurement and our understanding of the nature of emotional experiences in daily life, how they change across time, and how they relate to well-being and mood disorders.

Peter Kuppens

Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

We are a team of Research Data Specialists at the University of Melbourne working to enable data-intensive research across the disciplines.

Daniel has worked on Digital Humanities projects across Australia and abroad. He has a background in python, data wrangling, relational database design, web scraping, quantitative methods, natural language processing, and a broad range of approaches to visualisation.

Daniel Russo-Batterham
Research Data Specialist

With a background in Classics and Archaeology, Aleksandra Michalewicz collaborates with researchers on research methodology, data collection, analysis, preservation, sustainability, interoperability, security and sharing.

Aleksandra Michalewicz
Research Data Specialist

PhD Environmental scientist/Research Data Specialist who is keen on using technology and novel uses of data to help address environmental issues and communicate research to a broad audience. I believe that in order to push the field you need to be thinking of novel interesting ways to subset, combine, process, and visualize data.

Jonathan Garber
Research Data Specialist


Data owners

Natasha Bailen (Washington University in St Louis)

Brock Bastian (University of Melbourne)

Egon Dejonckheere (KU Leuven)

Yasemin Erbas (Tilburg University)

John Gleeson (ACU)

Caitlin Grace (ACU)

Katleen van der Gucht (KU Leuven)

Tony Gutentag (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Simon Haines (La Trobe University)

Jordan Hinton (ACU)

Elise Holland (University of Melbourne)

Tom Hollenstein (Queen’s University)

Marlies Houben (KU Leuven)

Izelle Labuschagne (ACU)

Jozefien de Leersnyder (KU Leuven)

Hayley Medland (University of Melbourne)

Batja Mesquita (KU Leuven)

Sean Murphy (University of Melbourne)

Madeline Pe (KU Leuven)

Julian Provenzano

Laura Sels (Ghent University)

Maya Tamir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Renee Thompson (Washington University in St Louis)

Beta testers

Nerisa Dozo (University of Melbourne)

Anh Tran (University of Melbourne)