Supervision of research students is one of my favourite aspects of my job. I am always keen to discuss and explore new ideas related to consciousness and perceptual processing. As an experimental psychologist, I encourage my students to learn the principles of methodological design in randomised controlled trials or experimental studies, as well as, where possible, implementing cutting-edge protocols and technologies into their research.
At present, I am available to supervise students who wish to pursue original research into the topics of consciousness, perception, and psychological health as part of their fourth year / honours, fifth/sixth year clinical master's / doctorate, or PhD degree in psychology.
Do you have a passion for understanding human psychology, as well as pushing the boundaries of knowledge and discovery?
If you are interested in completing a PhD in psychology in Australia on the topics I specialise in, do not hesitate to reach out to me to organise a preliminary meeting. Keep in mind the criteria for enroling into a PhD program in Australia:
- A first or upper second class 4-year honours degree in Psychology OR a master's by research degree (in counselling or psychology) with a Distinction average
- Approval to study in Australia
- For Scholarship entry: Normally 1st class honours equivalence and research publications on the topic of focus
How it works: Students are strongly encouraged to contact a suitable supervisor in Australia prior to lodging a formal application to the university they wish to apply for. Normally, a PhD degree in Australia is a four-year commitment, therefore the expectations of a full-time research-track, as well as the challenges inherent, should be discussed in depth prior to enroling.
My current students
As of 2017, I am Principal Supervisor of the following students, who are conducting their research in various sub-fields of psychology, including transpersonal counselling, body-based therapies, perception, and consciousness:
- Ms Noelene Rose, Clinical Psychologist, is conducting her PhD research in psychology to develop a new transpersonal-based theoretical framework related to narcissism and ego-centrism
- Ms Anne Siret, EFT Practitioner, is conducting her PhD research in psychology to assess the benefits of emotional freedom techniques in improving concentration and academic performance at high school
- Mr Marcel Takac, Research Candidate, is conducting his PhD research in psychology to explore how virtual reality (VR) simulation serves as a training tool to decrease anxiety associated with social situations, including public speaking and social phobia
- Mr Jordan Braye, Organisational Psychologist, is conducting his PhD research in psychology to evaluate the neurological and psychological impact of high-frequency light-strobe devices such as the Lucia Light and Pandora Star machine
Most of my PhD students have strong industry links in the mental health / psychology field, and provide consulting in their areas of expertise. Please contact me for a referral if you have a personal or commercial interest in the above topics and/or technologies and their applications.