I am a recent graduate from the University of Guelph with a PhD in Psychology + Neuroscience Specialization and a research intern in science policy at the Council of Canadian Academies.
I have a strong background in basic and applied research, and am an active advocate for the role of science and technology in both industry and government decision-making. Past professional positions include:
- Course Instructor (Cognitive Neuroscience, 4th year), University of Guelph
- Research Consultant, Dialectic
My PhD work focused primarily on the interactions between our long-term memory and automatic visual attention to better understand the motivations behind behaviour in the complex visual environments of our world. This work was completed under the primary supervision of Naseem Al-Aidroos, PhD, in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, and the co-supervision of Mark J Fenske, PhD, in the Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience Lab.
In 2015 I completed a visiting PhD research position in environmental cognition in the Behavioural Sustainability Lab at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Jiaying Zhao, PhD, Canada Research Chair.
My long-term career goals lie in the intersection of science, research, and public policy, and I have a strong interest in the utilization of the behavioural sciences for effective governance and public service.
I am currently seeking long-term employment opportunities in support of my career goals. Please check out the “Resources” page for more information about my skills and experiences.