BBSc (Hons), PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Rob is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. After completing a PhD in Psychology in 2003 at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), he held two postdoctoral positions, first with Prof. Hugh Garavan at The University of Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College) from 2003-2004, and then with Prof. Jason Mattingley at The University of Melbourne, from 2004-2006 as an ARC postdoctoral fellow. From 2006-2008, Rob was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, before moving to The University of Melbourne as an NHMRC CDA Senior Research Fellow. Rob’s research utilises fMRI in combination with a number of cognitive tasks to investigate the neural mechanisms of cognitive control (function and dysfunction) in both clinical groups (e.g. drug addiction) and across the lifespan in healthy individuals. His research is funded by both ARC and NHMRC project grants.