Welcome – about me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Centre and School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, and the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. In my research I use the tools of evolutionary and cognitive psychology to study the mind and human behavior. Specifically, I investigate the evolution, development, and psychological mechanisms of imagination, foresight, decision-making, and emotion.


My bio and research

I am currently based at the Memory and Imagination in Neurological Disorders (MIND) group led by Professor Muireann Irish at the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney, as well as the University of Sydney School of Psychology. I am also affiliated with the Harvard University Department of Psychology, with the Schacter Memory Lab where I was an NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellow.

I was previously based at the University of Queensland School of Psychology, at the Early Cognitive Development Centre and the Centre for Psychology and Evolution.

In my research I have done experimental, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies with diverse samples including undergraduate students, adult volunteers, young children, and chimpanzees, as well as with large epidemiological, economic, and national datasets. You can see a list of my published papers on the ‘publications’ page or on my Google Scholar profile.

I am currently working on my first trade book, “THE INVENTION OF TOMORROW”, with Thomas Suddendorf and Jon Redshaw – to be published in 2022.


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