• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway, Rm 1.33, Psychology (347) South Block

    6009 Perth


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Cognitive psychology, human memory, reasoning, decision making, cognitive modelling, mathematical psychology, methodological issues in human experimental psychology.


I am a native Sandgroper who went to UWA at an impressionable age to study Psychology. I completed Honours in 1976 and, after working for a year in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, I went back to school and eventually completed my PhD supervised by Kim Kirsner in 1985. I then joined the (then) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science where, for a number of years, I taught medical students all about Psychology. My time there was interrupted for one year spent in the Department of Psychology at the University of Queensland after which I moved to the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Here, I served as Deputy Head of School and then as Head of School during which time I was also the Chair of the Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Association. This in turn led to my appointment as a Director of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council with two periods as Chair. In 2016, I “retired” from Adelaide and relocated to Perth, taking up an Adjunct Professorship at UWA. As there is no rest for the wicked, I also took up an appointment as Interim Dean of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University and then a part-time Professorship at Edith Cowan University, which brings up to the present.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 3 Sep 1985

Psychology, BA (Hons), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 19 Apr 1976

External positions

Professor, Edith Cowan University

Mar 2018Mar 2021

Interim Dean School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University

Aug 2017Feb 2018

Research expertise keywords

  • human memory, reasoning, methodology, eyewitness memory


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