Lecturer, ARC DECRA, RMIT 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.

I completed my PhD at Cardiff University, UK and then researched whether our existing memories can be erased at the University of Birmingham.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Behavioural Neuroscience, University of New South Wales
  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2011–2013
    Research Fellow in Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Birmingham, UK


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


  • 2012
    Appetitive pavlovian goal-tracking memories reconsolidate only under specific conditions, Learning and Memory

Research Areas

  • Memory Structures (100604)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)


AIPS Young Tall Poppy NSW 2015