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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Myles completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia, earning a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2015. He returned to complete a PhD in cogntive psychology within the Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE) under the supervison of Prof. Colin MacLeod, Dr Ben Grafton, Dr Patrick Clarke & Dr Nigel Chen. Dr Myles now works as a Research Associate within CARE on projects that focus on measuring cognitive processes that are believed to play causal roles in the development or maintence of anxiety disorders.

Research

Dr Myles' current research examines the cognitive mechanisms underlying emotional dysfunction, with a specific focus on cognitive mechanisms associated with attentional processes. He has a particular interest in the measurement of these processes and ensuring the reliability and validity of these measures. Dr Myles' current work involves testing new methods of measuring inhibitory attentional control and attentional biases to threat using newly developed tasks, with the aim of making reliable and valid methods of assessing these processes more accessible to future researchers.

Teaching overview

2022 - Guest Lecturer for Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies [Topic: The Psychology of Extremism]

         - Honours co-supervisor

2021 - Co-ordinating Tutor for Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies

         - Honours co-supervisor

2020 - Tutor for Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies

2019 - Tutor for Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies

2018 - Tutor for Psychological Science in the Modern World: Challenges and Controversies

        - Tutor for Specialist Research Topics

2016 - Tutor for Cognitive Neuropsychology

        - Tutor for Specialist Research Topics

2015 - Tutor for Cognitive Psychology

 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 23 Jul 2021

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 24 Mar 2015

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 25 Mar 2014

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