I received my Honours BA in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, and my MA and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining Laurier in 1989, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and the University of Toronto, and a research associate at the University of Toronto.
I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Psychonomic Society, and a Fellow and Past-President of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.
My research program has focused on issues related to human memory and attention. I am interested in incidental and intentional memory for individual events (item information) and relations between events (associative information), and the contributions of familiarity and recollection to memory performance. Recent studies include distinguishing between decision-based and memory-based influences on recognition decisions, the effects of environmental context on memory retrieval, intentional forgetting and memory for different types of stimuli such as faces and scenes.
I have research assistantship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in conducting research on attention and memory. Please contact me for more information.
I am willing to supervise undergraduate honours thesis students interested in cognitive psychology.