Position/s

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Psychology

Biography

I am a research fellow in the Brain and Cognition Laboratory at Flinders University where I investigate the cognitive neuroscience of new forms of social interaction including emoticons and profile pictures. A good list of my publications is here.

I have appeared as a guest on The Health Report with Dr. Norman Swan and my work has been covered in newspapers and magazines around the world including the Telegraph and the Independent in the UK, Wired and the Smithsonian Magazine in the US and Le Figaro in France .

I have also written articles for The Conversation.

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge where worked at the Autism Research Centre.

You can follow me @OwenChurches and contact me Owen.Churches@flinders.edu.au.

Qualifications

PhD (Cantab.)

Research interests

I work with Prof. Mike Nicholls, Dr. Tobias Loetscher and Dr. Nicole Thomas on aspects of attention and hemispheric lateralisation.

Publications

  • Churches, O., Nicholls, M., Thiessen, M. and Kohler, M. (2014). Emoticons in mind: An event-related potential study. Social Neuroscience, 9(2) pp. 196-202.
    [10.1080/17470919.2013.873737]
  • Churches, O., Feuerriegel, D., Callahan, R., Wells, J., Keage, J., Kohler, M., et al. (2014). Facing up to sterotypes: Surgeons and physicians are no different in their emotional expressiveness. Laterality, 19(5) pp. 585-590.
  • Bakker, M., Hofmann, J., Churches, O., Badcock, N., Kohler, M. and Keage, H. (2014). Cerebrovascular function and cognition in childhood: A systematic review of transcranial doppler studies. BMC Neurology, 14(43)
    [10.1186/1471-2377-14-43]
  • Catarino, A., Andrade, A., Churches, O., Wagner, A., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2013). Task-related functional connectivity in autism spectrum conditions: An EEG study using wavelet transform coherence. Molecular Autism, 4(1)
    [Web Link]
  • McCallum, S., Mikocka-Walus, A., Keage, H., Churches, O. and Andrews, J. (2013). A novel treatment resource for co-ocurring symptoms. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 6(4) pp. 155-167.
    [10.1108/ADD-08-2013-0018]
  • Churches, O., Damiano, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). Getting to know you: the acquisition of new face representations in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(11) pp. 668-672.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283556658]
  • Churches, O., Callahan, R., Michalski, D., Brewer, N., Turner, E., Keage, H., et al. (2012). How academics face the world: A study of 5829 homepage pictures. PLoS One, 7(7) pp. e38940.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0038940] [Scopus]
  • Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). The psychophysiology of narrower face processing in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(6) pp. 395-395.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283525bc8]
  • Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). The psychophysiology of narower face processing in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(6) pp. 395-399.
    [10.1097/WNR.0B013e3283525bc8]
  • Churches, O., Damiano, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). Getting to know you: the acquisition of new face representations in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(11) pp. 668-672.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283556658]
  • Keage, H.A., Churches, O., Kohler, M., Pomeroy, D., Luppino, R., Bartolo, M.L., et al. (2012). Cerebrovascular Function in Aging and Dementia: A Systematic Review of Transcranial Doppler Studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 2(1) pp. 258-270.
    [10.1159/000339234]
  • Keage, H., Churches, O., Kohler, M., Pomeroy, D., Luppino, R., Bartolo, M., et al. (2012). Cerebrovascular function in aging and dementia: A systematic review of transcranial doppler studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 2(1) pp. 258-270.
    [10.1159/000339234]
  • Catarino, A., Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S., Andrade, A. and Ring, H. (2011). Atypical EEG complexity in autism spectrum conditions: A multiscale entropy analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(12) pp. 2375-2383.
    [10.1016/j.clinph.2011.05.004]
  • Catarino, A., Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S., Andrade, A.E. and Ring, H. (2011). Atypical EEG complexity in autism spectrum conditions: A multiscale entropy analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(12) pp. 2375-2383.
    [10.1016/j.clinph.2011.05.004]
  • Damiano, C., Churches, O. and Baron-Cohen, S. (2011). The development of perceptual expertise for faces and objects in autism spectrum conditions. Autism Research, 4(4) pp. 297-301.
    [10.1002/aur.205]
  • Damiano, C., Churches, O., Ring, H. and Baron-Cohen, S. (2011). The development of perceptual expertise for faces and objects in autism spectrum conditions. Autism Research, 4(4) pp. 297-301.
    [10.1002/aur.205]
  • Churches, O., Wheelwright, S., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2010). The N170 is not modulated by attention in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 21(6) pp. 399-403.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e328334311b]
  • Churches, O., Wheelwright, S., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2010). The N170 is not modulated by attention in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 21(6) pp. 399-403.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e328334311b]
  • Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2009). Seeing face-like objects: an event-related potential study. Neuroreport, 20(14) pp. 1290-1294.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283305a65]
  • Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2009). Seeing face-like objects: an event-related potential study. Neuroreport, 20(14) pp. 1290-1294.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283305a65]
  • Bakker, M., Hofmann, J., Churches, O., Badcock, N., Kohler, M. and Keage, H. (2014). Cerebrovascular function and cognition in childhood: A systematic review of transcranial doppler studies. BMC Neurology, 14(43)
    [10.1186/1471-2377-14-43]
  • Churches, O., Feuerriegel, D., Callahan, R., Wells, J., Keage, J., Kohler, M., et al. (2014). Facing up to sterotypes: Surgeons and physicians are no different in their emotional expressiveness. Laterality, 19(5) pp. 585-590.
  • Churches, O., Nicholls, M., Thiessen, M. and Kohler, M. (2014). Emoticons in mind: An event-related potential study. Social Neuroscience, 9(2) pp. 196-202.
    [10.1080/17470919.2013.873737]
  • Catarino, A., Andrade, A., Churches, O., Wagner, A., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2013). Task-related functional connectivity in autism spectrum conditions: An EEG study using wavelet transform coherence. Molecular Autism, 4(1)
    [Web Link]
  • McCallum, S., Mikocka-Walus, A., Keage, H., Churches, O. and Andrews, J. (2013). A novel treatment resource for co-ocurring symptoms. Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 6(4) pp. 155-167.
    [10.1108/ADD-08-2013-0018]
  • Churches, O., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). The psychophysiology of narower face processing in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(6) pp. 395-399.
    [10.1097/WNR.0B013e3283525bc8]
  • Churches, O., Damiano, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). Getting to know you: the acquisition of new face representations in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(11) pp. 668-672.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283556658]
  • Churches, O., Damiano, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Ring, H. (2012). Getting to know you: the acquisition of new face representations in autism spectrum conditions. Neuroreport, 23(11) pp. 668-672.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283556658]
  • Keage, H., Churches, O., Kohler, M., Pomeroy, D., Luppino, R., Bartolo, M., et al. (2012). Cerebrovascular function in aging and dementia: A systematic review of transcranial doppler studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 2(1) pp. 258-270.
    [10.1159/000339234]
  • Keage, H.A., Churches, O., Kohler, M., Pomeroy, D., Luppino, R., Bartolo, M.L., et al. (2012). Cerebrovascular Function in Aging and Dementia: A Systematic Review of Transcranial Doppler Studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 2(1) pp. 258-270.
    [10.1159/000339234]

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