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My doctorate was focussed upon examining the neural and behavioural impact of recreational drug use, particularly that of the novel stimulant/empathogen 4'-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone).

Broader research aims include an interest in the potential effects of environmental stimulation upon the neural impact of "party" drugs, and a desire to further explore the underlying mechanisms of addictive behaviour.


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD in Psychopharmacology
  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science (Hons I)


  • 2011
    Differential behavioural and neurochemical outcomes from chronic paroxetine treatment in..., Int J Neuropsychopharmacol.
  • 2011
    Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone, ‘meow’): acute behavioural effects and distribution..., Addiction Biology
  • 2008
    Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in Australia: an examination of barriers and arguments in..., Human Vaccines
  • 2008
    Factors associated with pneumococcal immunisation among hospitalised elderly persons..., Vaccine

Research Areas

  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (17)