Domestic Arts Building, Cradle Coast Campus, 4-8 Bass Highway, BurnieSummary:
At this CafeLab, hear from current researchers and their journey in psychology.
Made up of billions of neurons (or nerve cells) that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses, your brain is one of the most complex and fascinating organs in your body. We still have so much to learn about how it works, and what to do if things go wrong.
Come along to our relaxed CaféLab and hear from a range of interesting researchers about psychology and how the brain functions. Quiz our expert panel in an informal environment about their research and what it is like to study psychology in Tasmania.
The expert panel includes:
Holly Emery - PhD student - From Studying at Cradle Coast to Researching MS
Holly Emery is studying her PhD at the University of Tasmania, Launceston campus. Her work is part of the MS Flagship of Research within the Menzies Institute and The School of Psychological Sciences. Holly will talk about her research and her journey that started with the Cradle Coast.
Dr Christine Padgett - From Penguin to PhD - the benefits of being a student on the North West coast
Christine Padgett is a senior lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences. Her research interests broadly encompass clinical neuropsychology, behavioural genetics, and learning and teaching. One of her main areas of interest is traumatic brain injury and the impact this has on a person with the injury, and those close to them (carers). She is also interested in how people interpret genetic information in ‘real world’ decision-making, such as in forensic and health settings.
Facilitator: Professor Lisa Foa – Neuroscientist and Head of School of Psychological Sciences, University of Tasmania.
Please note RSVPs are essential due to COVID restrictions.