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Associate professor, The University of Melbourne

The majority of research within my lab is motivated by two questions. i) What impact do the brain's natural chemicals have on complex behaviours, thoughts and perceptions? ii) What are the factors that determine the contents of an individual's conscious experience? I am interested in these questions both from the perspective of understanding the underlying neurobiological mechanisms involved and also in respect to the neuroethical issues associated with advances in neuroscientific knowledge and drug/technology development.


  • 2009–present
    Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2005–2009
    Teaching & Research Fellow, Harvard University


  • 2006 
    University of Queensland, PhD - Neuroscience
  • 2001 
    University of Queensland, BSc (Hons) - Physiology & Pharmacology
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, BSc - Neuroscience
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, BA - Psychology and Anthropology