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

    6009 Perth


  • 2810 Citations
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Personal profile


I completed my BSc (Hons) and PhD in Psychology at UWA. I spent 2 years as a post-doc in Chicago working with Roger Ratcliff, before taking up a lectureship at the University of Bristol in 2003. In 2014 I returned to UWA to take up an ARC Future Fellowship.


Memory, decision-making, planning


  • Cognition
  • Short-term memory
  • Working memory
  • Episodic memory
  • Computational modelling
  • Decision-making

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Research Output 2000 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Analyzing social media data: A mixed-methods framework combining computational and qualitative text analysis

Andreotta, M., Nugroho, R., Hurlstone, M., Boschetti, F., Farrell, S., Walker, I. & Paris, C., Aug 2019, In : Behaviour Research Methods. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Media
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Climate Change
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air traffic control
Air traffic control
Episodic Memory
Data storage equipment
2 Citations (Scopus)

Using Response Time Distributions and Race Models to Characterize Primacy and Recency Effects in Free Recall Initiation

Osth, A. F. & Farrell, S., Jul 2019, In : Psychological Review. 126, 4, p. 578-609 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Anticipatory access to group-level information in working memory

Farrell, S., 1 Nov 2018, In : Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006). 71, 11, p. 2450-2463 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short-Term Memory
16 Citations (Scopus)

Benchmarks for models of short-term and working memory

Oberaur, K., Lewandowsky, S., Awh, E., Brown, G., Conway, A., Cowan, N., Donkin, C., Farrell, S., Hitch, G., Hurlstone, M. J., Ma, W. J., Morey, C., Nee, D., Schweppe, J., Vergauwe, E. & Ward, G., Sep 2018, In : Psychological Bulletin. 144, 9, p. 885-958

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short-Term Memory
Working Memory
Short-term Memory

Projects 2013 2021