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I am a Senior Lecturer in developmental psychology and Director of Undergraduate Education (on campus) in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne Australia.

I completed a PhD in the area of child neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne (2008) supervised by Professor Vicki Anderson and Professor Peter Anderson, and during this time spent three months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (2006) supervised by Professor Maureen Dennis. My postdoctoral research has been conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (2008-2011) and University of Melbourne (2009) in Australia. I was a Swiss National Science Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital (2011) in Switzerland collaborating with Professor Regula Everts, and a Department of Neuroscience Research Fellow at the Karolinska Institute (2011-2013) in Sweden supervised by Professor Torkel Klingberg. I established my research group at Monash in 2014.

Research interests

Research in my group aims to achieve a deeper understanding of:

1. Cognitive training in paediatric populations: Much of our work focuses on exploring the conditions under which training leads to sustained benefits and the application of cognitive training in paediatric populations.

2. Development of cognitive, academic and behavioural functions: We want to understand the variability in developmental outcomes for typically developing children and children with agenesis of the corpus callosum.

We conduct cohort studies and randomised controlled trials using a combination of measures, including neuropsychological, behavioual and clinical assessments.

Monash teaching commitment

PSY2071 - Developmental Psychology

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

Research area keywords

  • child neuropsychology
  • academic performance
  • working memory
  • cognitive training
  • developmental cognitive neuroscience
  • executive function
  • mathematical performance

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