We visited M5 Industries to interview the Mythbusters for Think101x: The Science of Everyday Thinking, UQ’s Massive Open Online Course. We talked about being wrong, and the pleasure of finding things.
I have received an Australia Award (Endeavour Postdoctoral Fellowship) to conduct research at Harvard Medical School in 2014. I will study visual expertise in fingerprint identification and medical diagnosis.
I have received the 2013 Postgraduate Student Research Excellence Award from the UQ Psychology Head of School, Virginia Slaughter. As a result, I was invited to speak to my colleagues about my research, which was great fun.
“The prize is awarded for outstanding published research as indicated by the quality and potential impact of the research itself, as well as the relative standing of the journals within the field in which it appears.”
As winner of 2011 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), I was asked to judge The 2013 University of Queensland final. It was nail biting, but the winner was Michael Thai from the School of Psychology—he was fantastic. Runner-up and People’s Choice was Timothy Brennan from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
I have been awarded a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from The University of Queensland. The scheme aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of institutional research priority and includes $20,000 research support.
Please join me in congratulating Matt Thompson who has been awarded a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship commencing in 2014. As we are all aware, these awards are extremely competitive and Matt’s success is an indicator of the very high quality of his research – Professor Virginia Slaughter, Head of School.
I have received The 2013 University of Queensland Fellowship from the American Australian Association, worth $40,000 (press release – Emerging Australian stars receive top prizes). I’ll spend some time at Harvard working with Jeremy Wolfe, who is Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. I will receive the award at Black Tie ceremony at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.