Louella Barra Orillaza, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Associate Professor


Developmental Psychology

Health Psychology

Research Interests

Assessing Emergency Responses in a Disaster; Coping and Resilience; Cultural and Indigenous Concepts Related to Psychology; Effects of Technology on Behavior and Well-Being; Health Seeking Behaviors; Service Learning Outcomes; Wellness/Well-being; Attachment, support-seeking, and support-giving; Illness perceptions; Illness and the family; Social support; Experiences and well-being of support-givers; Health-related behaviors (e.g., smoking); Behavior changes (self-control, self-efficacy); Stress and coping; Technology and behavior change; Health across the lifespan


Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Canterbury

Master of Arts in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Selected Publications

Orillaza, J.R.C., Angeles, A., Barra, A.L., and Orillaza L.B. (2016). Distribution Utility survey on electricity prepaid metering. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON, Singapore. DOI:10.1109/TENCON.2016.7848524.

Orillaza, J.R.C., Orillaza L.B., and Barra, A.L. (2014). Consumer acceptance of prepaid metering and consumer preferences. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Hong Kong. DOI:10.1109/APPEEC.2014.7066149.

Barra, Louella. (2004). What are Our Children Eating? Children’s Nutrition Knowledge and the Relationship Between Nutritional Intake and Attention. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 37(1).

Professional Associations

Department Representative (2013), Pi Gamma Mu

Member, Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Other Work Experience

Consultant (2015 to 2016), PHAREX Project

Consultant (2013 to 2014), DOST Project

Quality Assurance Officer (2018 to 2019),Department of Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Undergraduate Coordinator (2nd Sem, AY 2015 to 2016),Department of Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman