I am an Assistant Professor (CLA) at McMaster University, teaching various courses in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. Previously, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences.
I spend most of my time teaching undergraduates about statistics and research methods, as well as a variety of other courses focused on sensation & perception, attitudes & attitude change, and the history of psychology. I am a firm believer of teaching with both passion and compassion, and am always looking for ways to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of my teaching. If you’re a current student trying to learn more about me and have some tips on how I can improve your learning experience, shoot me an email or visit one of my office hours! I’m always listening.
Although most of my time is spent teaching, I am a trained experimental psychologist with broad interests in the field of vision sciences and learning. I’m specifically interested in uncovering situations where the visual system learns to complete a given task but is then challenged to transfer the learned skill to novel tasks. As it turns out, this is a difficult problem that we don’t yet fully understand!
PhD (Psychology), 2018
Honours BSc (Biology and Psychology), 2012
Identifying the neural mechanisms tuned to processing the most informative aspects of faces.
Developing stimuli and paradigms that promote generalizable perceptual learning.
Using big data from a consumer EEG device to extract population-level characteristics of EEG.