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.
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.
- What is willpower?
- “It’s in the bag” – New paper in Evolutionary Human Sciences
- Article in Psyche magazine: Prioritising the present doesn’t mean you lack willpower
- The Invention of Tomorrow
- What is imagination?