BSc (Psychol Hons), MPsychol (Hons), PhD
Primary teaching responsibilities include Course Coordination of the Master of Psychology postgraduate training program (Clinical and Forensic strands), Course Coordination of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology postgraduate program, and the Doctor of Forensic Psychology postgraduate program. Specific subjects are;
I have a general research interest in processes of associative learning. In particular, I have examined the contribution of associative learning to the way in which complex stimuli are represented in memory. I have also examined the neural systems which mediate associative and perceptual learning, and recently, have extended this analysis to examine neurochemical and anatomical mechanisms of the attentional deficit in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More recently my research activities have moved into collaborative work with medical and allied health staff at Sydney Children’s Hospital, examining the effects of sleep problems on the cognitive development of children. I also have an interest in the beliefs that clinicians and other health-related professionals have of the causes and characteristics of psychological disorders (such as ADHD and eating disorders), and how these might affect their choices about treatment.