Colloquium Program Semester 1, 2015

Time/Location: 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Moot Court (basement of the Law and Commerce Building

5 March Associate Professor Jennifer Mills
Department of Psychology
York University, Canada
That camera adds ten pounds! Women's reactions to visual weight-related feedback and the role of trait body checking.
12 March Introducing 3 "new" PhD students:
  Sophie Schumacher
(Supervisor: Eva Kemps)
Reducing chocolate cravings: A Test of the Elaborated-Intrusion Theory
  Catherine Johnson
(Supervisor: Tracey Wade)
Mindfulness in schools: A transdiagnostic prevention programme
  Stacey Oliver
(Supervisor: Eva Kemps)
Implicit and motivational influences of daily activity
19 March Dr Owen Churches
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology
Flinders University
How to hang a picture on a wall: perceptual biases in two dimensions
26 March Dr Sarah Cohen-Woods
Discipline of Psychiatry
University of Adelaide
Scars of stress: Gene-environment interaction in depression and epigenetic change.
A simple lunch will be served in the Staff common Room (SSN) after the colloquium
2 April No Colloquium Staff Meeting
9 April Introducing 2 "new" PhD students:
  Rachel Curtis
(Supervisor: Tim Windsor)
How do perceptions of control affect older adults' activity?
  Toby Prike
(Supervisor: Michele Arnold)
The relationship between cognitive biases and anomalistic beliefs
30 April Dr Kate Fairweather-Schmidt
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology
Flinders University
Gentic and environmental influences on global eating disorder impairment across adolescence: A longitudinal study
7 May Introducing 2 "new" PhD students:
  Neralie Cain
(Supervisor: Michael Gradisar)
Sleep restriction therapy for children with Insomnia: A counterintuitive technique with a counterintuitive consequence?
  Ali Simpson
(Supervisor: Jason McCarley)
Collaborative searchers rely on the most accurate observer's responses in a joint decision
14 May Introducing 2 "new" PhD students:
  Jacinta Oulton
(Supervisor: Melanie Takarangi)
Memory amplification for traumatic experiences: Investigating the relationship between memory distortion and PTSD symptoms in the laboratory
  Deanne Green
(Supervisor: Melanie Takarangi)
Negative emotional stimuli and the boundary restriction phenomenon
21 May Associate Professor Robyn Young The early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the ever changing goal posts
28 May No Colloquium Staff Meeting
4 June Professor Neil Brewer
School of Psychology
Flinders University
Social-cognitive deficits that led to a chilling end

Colloquium Program Semester 2, 2015

Time/Location: 1:00pm - 1:50pm, SSN 242

Oct 15th & 22nd will be held in Moot Court

6 August Dr Melissa Prince
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology
Flinders University
The design and analysis of state-trace experiments
13 August Dr Richard Harris
Post-doctoral Research Fellow,
School of Paediatrics & Reproductive Health
University of Adelaide
The neural representation of faces
20 August Dr Joanne Robertson
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Florey Institute
University of Melbourne
Therapeutic trials in Alzheimer's Disease
27 August Associate Professor Alex Holcombe
School of Psychology
The University of Sydney
Reading left to right and temporal limits on attention
3 September No Colloquium Staff Meeting
10 September Dr Michelle Short
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology
Flinders University
Who needs sleep? Consequences of sleep loss in adolescents
17 September Introducing 3 "new" PhD students:
  Jeremy Stevenson
(Supervisor: Junwen Chen)
Investigating the role of self-compassion in preventing the development of social anxiety
  Mikaela Cibich
(Supervisors: Lydia Woodyatt and Michael Wenzel)
The effects of conflicting social identities on the functionality of shame
  Chelsea Reynolds
(Supervisors: Michael Gradisar and Michelle.Short)
Sleep in adolescence: Biological development, brain activity and cognitive performance
8 October Introducing 3 "new" PhD students:
  Mia Pellizzer
(Supervisor: Tracey Wade)
10-Session cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-T): Pilot study of a newer, shorter psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders
  Steph Morey
(Supervisors: Jason McCarley and Nicole Thomas)
Capacity limitations on peripheral target detection
  Emily Matheson
(Supervisor: Tracey Wade)
Cognitive biases related to disordered eating: An investigation into the extent to which appearance and mood related biases maintain risk factors for disordered eating
Please Note: Location change to Moot Court for the last two colloquia
15 October Professor Jennie Hudson
Department of Psychology
Macquarie University
22 October Introducing 3 "new" PhD students:
  Sasha Quayum
(Supervisor: Melanie Takarangi)
Memory amplification for traumatic experiences: Are people susceptible to post-event information about trauma?
  Daniel Carragher
(Supervisor: Mike Nicholls)
Faces, trustworthiness and social exchange
  Ella Moeck
(Supervisors: Melanie Takarangi and Nicole Thomas)
Lateralised processing of emotional images: The existence of a right hemisphere memory bias

For further information please contact Dr Nicole Thomas (email:, tel.: +61-8-8201-3128)