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Scientia Professor Bernard Balleine

Scientia Professor

Research Areas: As Head of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory in the School of Psychology at UNSW, my research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal psychological functioning.

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Dr Tom Beesley

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas: Associative learning in humans; the role of attention in learning; cue-competition; implicit/incidental learning and conscious awareness; computational modelling of learning processes.

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Dr Denovan Begg

Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow

Research Areas: The homeostatic regulation of ingestive behavior and body weight; blood-brain-barrier transport of adiposity signals; behavioural and cardiovascular effects of dietary fatty acids and their metabolites.

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Scientia Professor Richard Bryant

Scientia Professor

Research Areas: Post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety: assessment, mechanisms, and treatment. Refugee and indigenous research.  Neuroimaging and fMRI.  Experimental and clinical investigation of emotional memory, trauma, and dissociation. Clinical and experimental hypnosis. Autobiographical memory in clinical disorders.  Web-based interventions.

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Dr Kelly Clemens

Scientia Fellow

Behavioural and neural consequences of drug addiction, external factors that might promote or contribute to the development and maintenance of drug addiction, the involvement of epigenetic factors, including histone acetylation in the encoding of drug-associated memories, choice paradigms, habits and actions in drug addiction.

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Professor Colin Clifford

Professor

Research Areas: The primary research focus of my laboratory is vision, how context affects our perception, and how our visual awareness might be related to the underlying neural processing. 

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Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney

Associate Professor

Current CV

Research Areas: Research Areas: Motivation; self-management; learning and memory; testing effect; SOTL.

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Associate Professor Tom Denson

Associate Professor

Thomas F. Denson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at UNSW. He is an experimental social-personality psychologist. His primary interests are anger-driven aggression, intergroup conflict, social neuroscience, and psychoneuroendocrinology. Tom received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Southern California, after which he received a lectureship here at the School of Psychology.

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Dr Chris Donkin

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas: Memory; Choice; Response Times; Decision-making; Models of Cognition; Categorization; Bayesian Statistics.

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Dr Kate Faasse

Lecturer & ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow

Research Areas: My research programme in health psychology is concentrated on psychological and social factors that influence medication effectiveness and side effects. In particular, my research utilises the study of placebo and nocebo effects to investigate these factors. My work helps to elucidate the mind-body factors that contribute to treatment outcomes.

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