Mahreen Khan

PhD Student

School of Management - Master of Psychology (Organisational) | Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

About Mahreen

Mahreen is undertaking a PhD in the School of Management in UNSW Business School, and is also a PhD Teaching Fellow. She is currently investigating the antecedents of emotional intelligence. Prior to her PhD, she has completed a Master of Psychology (Organisational) and a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours, both at UNSW.


  • Amirali Minbashian
  • Carolyn MacCann

Research Interests

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Meta-analysis

Awards and Scholarships

  • PhD Placement Scholarship for Research Excellence
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the Australian Conference of Personality and Individual DIfferences
  • John Prescott Scholarship for Management
  • Australian Postgraduate Award plus UNSW Business School Supplementary Scholarship
  • The Stephanie J. Moylan Memorial Prize for Best Performance in an Organisational Psychology Master's thesis

Papers and Conference Presentations

Khan, M. & Grisham, J.R. (2018). Wiping Your Conscience Clean: Investigating the Macbeth Effect in Individuals with High Obsessive-Compulsive Contamination Concerns. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9(3), 1-10.

Khan, M., Minbashian, A., & MacCann, C. (2017, December). Emotional Intelligence and Age: A Meta-Analysis. Symposium presented at the Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences: Sydney, NSW.

Khan, M., & Minbashian, A. (2017, August). The Effect of Age and Work Experience on Emotional Intelligence: A Meta-Analytic Review. Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting: Atlanta, GA. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.15324abstract

Khan, M. (2016, September). A Novel Investigation of Ageing and Performance. Invited talk at the 2016 College of Organisational Psychologists NSW AGM.

Khan, M., & Minbashian, A. (2016, August). Within-person Effect of Ageing and Between-person Effect of Starting Age on Performance Trajectories. Paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting: Anaheim, CA. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.15273abstractGrisham, J.R. & Khan, M. (2014, November). Wiping your conscience clean: Investigating the Macbeth effect in individuals with high obsessive-compulsive contamination concerns.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy: Philadelphia, PA.