Personal profile

Research interests

Josh is interested in the effects of physical exercise and non-invasive brain stimulation on neuroplasticity and cognitive function. His research explores how these approaches can be applied to harness neuroplasticity and improve various facets of learning/memory (e.g. declarative memory and motor skill learning). To address these questions, he utilises different forms of neuroimaging (i.e. MR spectroscopy, fMRI, EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation, and exercise physiology techniques (e.g. indirect calorimetry).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Neuroscience, PhD, The effects of exercise and brain stimulation on neuroplasticity and cognition Supervisors, Monash University

Mar 2015Jan 2021

Psychology, Graduate Diploma, Differences in attentional biases to food cues between obese and healthy weight individuals as measured by a Stroop task and electroencephalographic indices, Deakin University


Psychology, Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


Research area keywords

  • Neuroplasticity
  • learning and memory
  • physical exercise
  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Neuroimaging