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I am currently an Associate Professor within the School of Psychological Sciences and co-director of the Food, Flavour and Fragrance lab. My research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how our physiology impacts behaviour, exploring, for example, the role our sense of smell and personality and romantic relationships. I completed my PhD in 2008 at Macquarie University and after working in the market consultancy field, I returned to work as a Post-doctoral and academic at Macquarie University.


I currently have the privilege of convening Introduction to Psychology I which has the largest cohort of students. I also give guest lectures on various The Psychology of Human Relationships, The Scientist Practitioner Model and Real-word Applications of Visual Perception.

Research interests

I currently conduct research on various topics including:

  • Understanding the role our sense of smell and body odours play in romantic relationships,
  • Exploring the social impact of having a poor sense of smell, 
  • Investigating the link between olfaction and personality (especially psychopathic traits and empathy).

Research student supervision

I currently supervise Honours and Higher Degree Research students within my areas of interests. I am always excited to hear from people who share the same research interests and discuss collaborative projects or research supervision.

Community engagement

I am involved in increasing the representation of Indigenous Australians in studying psychology and also embedding Indigenous content and perspectives within psychology degrees.


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