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I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Macquarie University. My journey in psychology began with an undergraduate degree here at Macquarie. Under the guidance of Associate Professor Kim Curby and Dr Peter de Lissa, my honours project delved into the impact of semantically meaning information on the recognition of faces presented in different viewpoints. I completed my doctoral thesis, entitled 'Investigating the Interaction between the Processing of Colour and Emotion', at Macquarie University under the supervision of Associate Professor Kim Curby, Dr Peter de Lissa, and Dr Ian Stephen.

Research interests

I utilise experimental psychology techniques in my research to elucidate the interactions between cognition and emotion.

Key areas of investigation include:

  • Examining the cognitive mechanisms of contextual information on attention and memory.
  • Investigating context effects on face processing.
  • Exploring the bilateratal effects of colour associations on emotion processing.


Psychology, as a facinating discipline, boasts numerous real-world applications. In my role as an educator, I am dedicated to empowering students with essential skills for critical thinking and fostering an appreciation for the scientific method. I am a passonate educator and my commitment to teaching excellence has been acknowledged by student nominations for the Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award.

I teach across a number of undergraduate psychology units including:

First Year Units

  • PSYU1100: Finding your Foundation and Future
  • PSYU/X1101: Introduction to Psychology I

Second Year Units

  • PSYU/X2235: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYU/X2239: Perception and Cognition

Third Year Units

  • PSYU/X3332: Principles of Psychological Assessment
  • PSYU3339: Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy


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