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Associate Professor in Human Visual Perception, Macquarie University

My interest in perception was stimulated early in life by various visual illusions, and by the discovery that my colour vision was defective. As an undergraduate, I studied Physics at Imperial College, London (UK), before moving to the University of York (UK) to study Psychology where my undergraduate third year project, concerning the relationship between image contrast and perceived speed, was supervised by Dr. Peter Thompson.

At the University of Sussex (UK), I completed my doctoral thesis, entitled Mechanisms of Suprathreshold Stereomotion Perception, under the supervision of Professor George Mather. Following my formal education, I continued my research into the perception of motion in depth as Senior Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, (USA) with Dr. Leland Stone.

At the University of New South Wales (Australia), a post-doc with Professor Barbara Gillam allowed me to broaden my interest in depth perception to include issues of unmatched stereopsis. A further post-doctoral appointment to work with Dr. Richard Kemp allowed me to develop a long standing interest in face perception. After a Senior Lectureship at the University of Plymouth (UK), I returned to Australia to my current position.


  • 2014–present
    Associate Professor, Macquarie University
  • 2007–2014
    Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2006–2007
    Senior Lecturer, University of Plymouth
  • 2003–2006
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • 2000–2003
    Senior Research Associate, NASA Ames Research Center


    University of Sussex, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of York, B.Sc. (Hons) 1st Class