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Am I my genes? DNA, identity, and free will.

One of the most central discourses of modern philosophy identifies human beings as “causal animals” in a perpetual search for underlying causes of different occurrences more...

Supervisor(s): Dar-Nimrod, Ilan (Dr)

The pharmacology and toxicity of synthetic cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoid containing products have become available in Australia since about 2010 with brand names such as Spice, Kronic, K2, Tai High and Zeus. Although these products more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

The therapeutic potential of oxytocin in alcohol related harms

Alcohol is the most widely abused recreational drug in the world and arguably the most harmful. Acute alcohol intoxication can result in disability or death through alcohol related more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

Mechanisms underlying the repellent effects of predator odours in rodents

Rodents show an innate fear towards the fur and skin odours of cats. This effect is remarkably shown in laboratory rats and mice that have never experienced an actual predator. This more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

Using virtual reality environments to investigate cognitive function and psychological disorders

The School of Psychology has developed a large laboratory for developing immersive virtual environments. I am looking for students to use these tools to develop tests for assessing more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairments

Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with a wide range of side effects, including those of the nervous system. These present as neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impai more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Psychological underpinnings and correlates of sex and sexuality

Sex and sexuality have fascinated people throughout the ages. Ample literary works, theological and moral musings, philosophical accounts, social discourse, and popular presentation more...

Supervisor(s): Dar-Nimrod, Ilan (Dr)

Examining social cognition in dementia syndromes and with healthy ageing

This project examines how abilities which we usually take for granted, such as recognizing how someone else is feeling, and being able to empathise with them, can be affected in peo more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

What drives motivation?

This project aims to investigate the neural and behavioural mechanisms underpinning apathy in healthy adults and people with dementia. Loss of motivation and reduction in goal-direc more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

The impact of technology on gambling problems

Emergent technologies such as the Internet, blockchain, and mobile devices are contributing to the development of gambling problems and causing disproportionate risk for young peopl more...

Supervisor(s): Gainsbury, Sally (Associate Professor)