Researcher Profile

Dr Lies Notebaert

Lies Notebaert
Lies Notebaert

Phone: +61 8 6488 8080

Research Expertise:
  • Attention
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Emotional disorders
  • Mood and cognition
  • Memory and information processing
  • Individual differences
  • Risk perception
  • Abnormal psychology


Unit coordination:
2016 – present: UWA PSYC4416: Psychological Research and Theory
2014 – 2015: UWA PSYC1101: Psychology: Mind & Brain

2016 – present: UWA PSYC4416: Psychological Research and Theory
2013 – present: UWA PSYC1101: Mind & Brain
2012 – 2015: UWA PSYC3310: Specialized research topic: Cognition, Emotion and the role of information processing biases
2011: Ghent University H000893: Questions on cognition-related processes in health psychology

PhD supervision:

Jessie Georgiades (2017-present). The attentional basis of individual differences in the tendency to experience productive versus unproductive worry.
Matthew Herbert (2016-present). The attentional underpinnings of functional and dysfunctional anxiety.
Henry Austin (2015-present). Biased processing of emotional information, alcohol-related information, or both? Investigating the cognitive mechanisms underpinning drinking in response to valenced information.
Kar Fye Alvin Lee (2015-present). Overactive performance monitoring: A neurocognitive endophenotype for OCD?
Georgina Mann (2014-present). The effects of attentional bias and attentional control on anticipatory and perseverative anxiety.
Ines Pandzic (2013-present). Attentional bias to threat and cognitive intrusions following an acute negative event.
Stephanie Stevens (201-present). Targeted delivery of brief CBM to produce a transient reduction in state anxiety which provides enduring benefits.

Previous Positions

09/2010 - 04/2010: Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium

Funding Received

2017: Notebaert L. (PCI), Hirsch C. (CI). The attentional basis of individual differences in clinical versus non-clinical worry. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $21,140

2014: Notebaert L. (PCI), Clarke P. (CI), Van Bockstaele B. (CI), Wiers R. (CI), Salemink E. (CI). The relationship between cognitive bias modification and emotion regulation: The missing link. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $15,000

2014: MacLeod C., Notebaert L., Bell J., Clarke P., Grafton B., Badcock D., Maybery M., Fay N., Visser T. UWA Faculty of Science Small Equipment Fund. $22,055

2012: Notebaert L. (PCI), McNally R. (AI), Koster E. (AI), Rudaizky D. (AI), Enock, P. (AI), Onraedt T. (AI). Resilience building at hand: Increasing adaptive functioning through smartphone delivery of positive cognitive bias modification. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $3,000

2012: Clarke P. (CI), Grafton B. (AI), Browning M. (AI), Holmes E. (AI), Notebaert L. (AI). Cognitive and Neurological Approaches to Enhancing the Modification of Information Processing Biases in Emotional Vulnerability. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $18,473

2012: Bushfire CRC International Travel Support: $2,000

2011: Notebaert L. (CI), Koster E. (AI), MacLeod C. (AI). Facilitating Stress Resilience and Adaptive Behaviour Through Attentional Training. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $10,000

2011: Notebaert L. (CI), McNeill I. (AI). How Individual Differences in Selective Attentional Processing of Melanoma Related Information Contribute to Adaptive Prevention and Early Detection Behaviour. UWA Research Development Award. $12,950


I obtained my PhD in Psychology in 2010 at Ghent University, Belgium, in the department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology. My PhD research was embedded in a broader research program investigating how cognitive processes (i.e., attention, interpretation, memory) contribute to emotional dysfunction, with my specific area of focus being in the allocation of attention to threatening information. My PhD research led me to pursue research with the Bushfire CRC, based at UWA, where I investigated the potentially adaptive role of cognitive processes operating in situations where individuals are exposed to genuine danger (bushfire threat). Since the conclusion of the Bushfire CRC project, the research I conduct at the Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion in the School of Psychology at UWA represent the union of the two lines of research I pursued previously. Specifically, my research centers on the alignment between cognitive and emotional processes, and contextual demands. I specialize in examining individual differences in the flexibility of adjusting cognitive and emotional processes to varying contextual demands. This alignment between cognition, emotion, and context is crucial to many areas of Psychology including clinical psychology and health psychology, as adaptive functioning requires proper alignment between these processes, and improper alignment can lead to maladaptive emotional and behavioral functioning.

ID: 209578

Most frequent journals
  • Behaviour Research & Thearpy

    ISSNs: 0005-7967, 1873-622X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-622X


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.26 SJR 2.328 SNIP 1.574

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Clinical Psychological Science

    ISSNs: 2167-7026, 2167-7034

    SAGE Publications Ltd

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6 SJR 3.712 SNIP 2.205

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Emotion

    ISSNs: 1528-3542, 1931-1516

    American Psychological Association

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.47 SJR 2.397 SNIP 1.624

    Journal: ERA2018

  • The British Journal of Psychiatry

    ISSNs: 0007-1250, 1472-1465

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.58 SJR 3.044 SNIP 2.344

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

    ISSNs: 0005-7916, 1873-7943


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.66 SJR 1.386 SNIP 1.117

    Journal: ERA2018

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