Katharine (Katie) Greenaway is a Lecturer and Research Fellow in social psychology at the University of Melbourne (katharinegreenaway.com). Katie completed her PhD at the University of Queensland before being awarded a fellowship with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She is currently funded by a Discovery Early Career Research Award granted by the Australian Research Council to outstanding early career scholars. Katie’s research aims to understand how people form social connections, and what benefits these connections have for people’s well-being and social lives. For this work, Katie has received multiple awards for early career research excellence and has attracted $1.8 million in grant funding.