I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Faculty of Science’s Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. I received my PhD in 2011 from the Brain and Cognition Division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab of Drs. Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton, with the support of a Post Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. I received my B.A. in Psychology (Honours; First in Graduating Class) from the University of Victoria in 2007, completing my honours thesis in the Learning and Cognitive Control Lab under the supervision of Dr. Clay Holroyd.
My field of research is the cognitive neuroscience of visual awareness, attention, learning and memory. I am currently directing the Name to be Announced (NTBA) lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta (Departmental Page). We use human behavioural studies, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological recording to gain understanding of the visual attention system. We study basic processes of the visual attention system involving oscillations in neural activity, as well as how these processes are utilized in real world tasks such as driving and video games. We are also developing and researching new technologies to non-invasively monitor physiology and brain activity. I am affiliated with the Neuroscience and Mental Health Insitute (NMHI) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta as well.