For the past decade, I have had the privilege to work in some incredible neuroscience laboratories, publishing impactful research primarily in the field of vision science and attention. Much of this work has focused on understanding how our brain manages to ignore all the distracting information in our environment so that we might focus on the task at hand, be it finding that lost set of keys or a friend in a crowded room. This line of research has been published in top-tier journals, earned me several academic distinctions, and been highlighted in prominent popular science magazines. During my tenure as a researcher, I have also had first hand experience collaborating with university administrators, granting agencies, research ethics boards, and of course, other researchers. I have a broad knowledge of different scientific disciplines and an understanding of how large-scale research projects can effectively be proposed, managed, and attain funding. In addition to conducting research, teaching remains my other passion; I have always found it exceedingly rewarding to communicate my love of neuroscience with my students, colleagues, and the public. If there's anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I'm proficient in a variety of research methodologies, including electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), eye-tracking, and psychophysical performance testing in both typical and clinical populations. I'm also very familiar with writing grant proposals and getting experimental protocols passed by research ethics boards.
I have a strong background in both frequentist and Bayes factor statistical testing. I'm great at modeling regression analyses, correlational analyses, ANOVAs, ANCOVAs, and t-tests. I'm proficient using a number of software packages, including MATLAB, R, SPSS, JASP, Gretl, Excel, and Prism. Recently, I've begun learning to use Python to perform data analysis (NumPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Pandas).
Over the years, I've given 10 invited talks and guest lectures at universities and colleges throughout North America. I've personally presented my research 14 times and have had my research presented by collaborators an additional 8 times at national and international conferences.
I've been a teaching assistant 20 times since 2009 for a variety of college and university courses. I've given numerous lectures and mentored undergraduate and graduate students. During graduate school, I was also a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Synapse Mentorship Program, tasked with judging regional science fairs.
Behavioural Endocrinology (PSYC 381)
Thesis: Mechanisms of attentional processing during visual search: how distraction is handled by the brain
Thesis: Within- versus cross-dimensional capture in fixed-feature visual search