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Associate professor, Bond University

Dr Oliver Baumann is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Bond University. He received his Master of Psychology from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany) and his PhD from the University of Regensburg (Germany). He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS).

He has worked at several high-profile academic institutions including Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Glasgow (U.K.), and the University of Queensland (Australia). Dr Baumann has received several competitive awards and grants (e.g. University of Queensland Research Excellence Award, Griffith University Discovery Award, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA); National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant). His work also generated considerable media interest (e.g. Australian Broadcast Cooperation, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail, Canadian Broadcast Cooperation).

Dr Baumann has made influential discoveries in the area of human spatial perception, memory and emotion. To address fundamental and applied psychological questions, he uses a combination of human behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging methods.


  • 2023–present
    Associate Professor, Bond University
  • 2018–2023
    Assistant Professor, Bond University
  • 2007–2018
    Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2007–2007
    Research Fellow, Glasgow University
  • 2006–2007
    Research Fellow, University of Oslo


  • 2006 
    Regensburg University, PhD (Psychology)
  • 2003 
    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Master of Science (Psychology & Physics)