I was born and raised in outback Australia, but escaped to urban Queensland in time for my schooling. I moved to Brisbane where I completed my honours in Psychological Science (via business and music) at the University of Queensland in 2008. After taking a year off to explore Canada and Europe, I returned to the University of Queensland to complete a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. My doctoral research explored how depth information interacted with our visual search processes, with Phil Grove and Roger Remington in the REAL lab.
After finishing my PhD in 2013, I spent the next five years travelling and working overseas as a researcher in different labs. First in Ohio with Julie Golomb and her Cognitive Neuroscience lab at the Ohio State University Psychology department, then in London with Sam Schwarzkopf and his Lab at UCL’s Department of Experimental Psychology. Then in 2018 I moved back to Brisbane, working for a year with Stefanie Becker at The University of Queensland, before deciding to transition away from academia.
PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Queensland, 2014
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours Class I), University of Queensland, 2008