• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 544 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist interested in how perceptual and attentional capacities underpin complex functioning such as how cognitive control relates to reading abilities. My research focuses on learning difficulties and exceptional development with the aim of contributing to scientific understanding as well as translation for education and intervention. Through understanding everyday behaviours like reading, I investigate the workings of the mind. I conduct these enquiries using behavioural psychophysics and neuroimaging techniques (e.g., electroencephalography, functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound, and functional magnetic resonance imaging).

External positions

Senior Researcher, Macquarie University

Jan 2018Dec 2019

Senior Researcher, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

Feb 2016Dec 2017

Researcher, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

Oct 2014Feb 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

Oct 2011Oct 2014

Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Apr 2008Apr 2011


  • Disability
  • Education
  • Children and Young People
  • Ageing
  • Attention
  • Development
  • Reading and reading disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Neurophysiology
  • Functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  • EEG
  • Lateralisation

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Evoked Potentials Medicine & Life Sciences
Dyslexia Medicine & Life Sciences
Reading Medicine & Life Sciences
Electroencephalography Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2020

  • 544 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Cerebrovascular function during cognition in Parkinson's disease: A functional transcranial Doppler sonography study

Gutteridge, D. S., Saredakis, D., Badcock, N. A., Collins-Praino, L. E. & Keage, H. A. D., 15 Jan 2020, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 408, 116578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doppler Transcranial Ultrasonography
Parkinson Disease
Blood Flow Velocity
Executive Function
1 Citation (Scopus)

Correlates of externalising and internalising problems in children with dyslexia: An analysis of data from clinical casefiles

Boyes, M. E., Leitão, S., Claessen, M., Badcock, N. A. & Nayton, M., Feb 2020, In : Australian Psychologist. 55, 1, p. 62-72 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Concept
Crime Victims

Paired associate learning deficits in poor readers: The contribution of phonological input and output processes

Litt, R. A., Wang, H. C., Sailah, J., Badcock, N. A. & Castles, A., Mar 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 72, 3, p. 616-633 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paired-Associate Learning
Articulation Disorders
Verbal Learning
1 Citation (Scopus)

No meditation-related changes in the auditory N1 during first-time meditation

Barnes, L. J., McArthur, G. M., Biedermann, B. A., de Lissa, P., Polito, V. & Badcock, N. A., May 2018, In : International Journal of Psychophysiology. 127, p. 26-37 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Reproducibility of Results
9 Citations (Scopus)

Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers

Mcarthur, G., Sheehan, Y., Badcock, N. A., Francis, D. A., Wang, H. C., Kohnen, S., Banales, E., Anandakumar, T., Marinus, E. & Castles, A., 14 Nov 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, 11, CD009115.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Voice Training
Confidence Intervals
Random Allocation