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

    6009 Perth


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).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, MPsych/PhD (Applied Developmental Psychology), The University of Western Australia

29 Jan 200327 Jun 2007

Award Date: 27 Mar 2008

Psychology, B Sc. (hons), Bachelor of Science, Honours in Psychology (First), The University of Western Australia

23 Feb 199930 Nov 2002

Award Date: 8 Apr 2003

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

Industry keywords

  • Disability
  • Education
  • Children and Young People
  • Ageing

Research expertise keywords

  • Attention
  • Development
  • Reading and reading disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Neurophysiology
  • Functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  • EEG
  • Lateralisation


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