Jemma Collova's Postgraduate Research Experience Video

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Meet Jemma Collova, a former PhD student in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), from the UWA School of Psychological Science. Jemma’s PhD focused on understanding impressions of children's faces and the consequences these impressions can have during a crucial developmental period. She demonstrated that impressions of children's faces are not arbitrary, but likely stem from functional mechanisms. Following the completion of her PhD in 2020, Jemma undertook a postdoctoral position in the School of Psychology. During this time, she investigated prejudices towards children based on their appearance. As part of an APR (Australian Postgraduate Research) internship (, Jemma worked at the intersection between academic research and Government, including working for the Federal Department of Innovation, Industry and Science. In 2021, she also worked for the Western Australia Police. She currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve cultural safety in mental health services and system approaches

Period23 Sept 2022

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