Welcome – about me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in 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 Schacter Memory Lab at the Harvard University Department of Psychology, where I am an NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellow. I am also affiliated with the Memory and Imagination in Neurological Disorders (MIND) group led by A/Professor Muireann Irish at the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney, as well as the University of Sydney School of Psychology, where I will subsequently be taking up my CJ Martin fellowship.

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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