Mehmet Mahmut

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  • 474 Citations
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20062019
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Personal profile

Biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer within Department of Psychology and co-director of the Food, Flavour and Fragrance lab. My research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how our physiology impacts behavoiur, 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 lecturer at Macquarie University.

Teaching

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 Practtioner 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 (especailly psychopathic traits and empathy).

Research student supervision

I currently supervise Honours and Higher Degree Research stduents 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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Projects 2006 2019

Research Outputs 2006 2019

Do single men smell and look different to partnered men?

Mahmut, M. K. & Stevenson, R. J., 13 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, FEB, p. 1-9 9 p., 261.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Smell
Testosterone
Heterosexuality
Odorants
Human Body

Do women love their partner's smell? Exploring women's preferences for and identification of male partner and non-partner body odor

Mahmut, M. K., Stevenson, R. J. & Stephen, I., 15 Oct 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 210, p. 1-6 6 p., 112517.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Love
Smell
Tissue Donors
Odorants
Marriage

Editorial for special issue “Olfaction in interpersonal relationships”

Mahmut, M. K. & Croy, I., 15 Oct 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 210, 1 p., 112628.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

The role of body odors and olfactory ability in the initiation, maintenance and breakdown of romantic relationships – A review

Mahmut, M. K. & Croy, I., 1 Aug 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 207, p. 179-184 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Aptitude
Smell
Maintenance
Research
Odorants

Diet quality and the attractiveness of male body odor

Zuniga, A., Stevenson, R. J., Mahmut, M. K. & Stephen, I. D., 1 Jan 2017, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 1, p. 136-143 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sweat
Sweat
nutritional adequacy
odor
vegetable

Prizes

Churchill Fellowship

Mehmet Mahmut (Recipient), 28 Sep 2017

Prize

Teaching
Psychology

Dresden Junior Fellowship

Mehmet Mahmut (Recipient), 6 Mar 2018

Prize

co-operation
programme
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