BrainsCAN Research Associate, Western University

My research interests focus on addictive memories, reward, motivation and behavioural control. I'm particularly interested in how diet impacts on behaviour and the formation of memories, and how our environments change how we react and learn about certain events.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) , Florey Neurosciences Institute
  • 2018–present
    BrainsCAN Tier 1 Research Associate, Western University
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2013–2016
    Senior research associate, UNSW Sydney

Education

  • 2011 
    Cardiff University, PhD
  • 2006 
    University of Birmingham, BSc (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Novel pharmacological strategies to treat cognitive dysfunction in COPD
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2017
    Functional impact of high energy diets on memory encoding
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Does obesity alter psychological associations to food related cues, contexts and responses?
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Memory Structures (100604)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)

Honours

AIPS Young Tall Poppy NSW 2015