Biography

I am a Senior Software Engineer and Research Associate at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia. I hold a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the University of New South Wales (2013). Followed by post-doctoral training in Mathematical Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (2013-2016). My undergraduate training spans Computer Science and Psychology. I am interested in how pattern formation in neural systems relates to perception and behaviour. My research has been applied to the illusory patterns that are perceived in stroboscopic flicker; and the properties of travelling waves of neural activity that are observed in the motor cortex of humans and primates during movement.  I am currently Project Leader (jointly with Prof Michael Breakspear) and Lead Developer of the Brain Dynamics Toolbox.  

Qualifications

PhD, University of New South Wales (2013)
BSc (hons) Psychology, University of Sydney (2007)
PG Dip Psychology, University of Sydney (2006)
BSc (hons) Computer Science, University of Sydney (1994)
BSc Mathematical Science, University of Adelaide (1989)

Collaborators

Michael Breakspear, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane.
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Mathematics.
Youngmin Park, University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Mathematics.
Joel Pearson, University of New South Wales, School of Psychology.
Wilson Truccolo, Brown University, Dept of Neuroscience.
Michael Rule, Brown University, Dept of Neuroscience.
Pulin Gong, University of Sydney, School of Physics.
Tjeerd Boonstra, University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry.
Norm Ferns, York University, Toronto.
Andreas Daffertshofer, VU University, Amsterdam.