Department of Cognitive Science
Higher Degree Research in Cognitive Science
The Department of Cognitive Science offers exceptional learning opportunities for students interested in pursuing higher degree research in the cognitive and brain sciences. Two exciting research training pathways are available – the Master of Research (MRes) and the PhD. MRes students will gain core knowledge in their specific research area as well as the broader fields of cognitive and brain science. In addition, students will gain intensive research experience while pursuing individual research projects under the supervision of a member of the Department. Research projects are designed to permit flexibility. The innovative combination of advanced disciplinary coursework and structured research training offered during the 2-year MRes program makes the MRes the ideal pathway into the PhD in Cognitive Science. PhD supervision is provided across a wide range of domains of cognitive science including memory, language, perception in action, and reading. The Department of Cognitive Science boasts world-class researchers and state-of-the-art facilities, and the PhD program provides unparalleled access to both.
For more information
- Higher degree research training opportunities available at Macquarie University (including admission requirements and application deadlines)
- Specific information about the MRes degree
- Specific information about the PhD degree
Academic staff: List of eligible supervisors
If you are interested in applying to the Department of Cognitive Science, you should discuss a research proposal with one of these staff members before completing your application.
|Distinguished Professor Anne Castles|
|Associate Professor Veronika Coltheart||Honorary Associate|
|Associate Professor Robyn Langdon||ARC Future Fellow|
|Professor Genevieve McArthur||Head of Department|
|Professor Lyndsey Nickels||Professor of Cognitive Science & Director of IDEALAB (MQ)|
|Professor Amanda Barnier||ARC Future Fellow|
|Associate Professor Matthew Finkbeiner||Research Fellow|
|Professor Mark Williams||Deputy Head of Department|
|Associate Professor Anina Rich||ARC Research Fellow|
|Dr Jon Brock||Research Fellow|
|Associate Professor Blake Johnson||Research Fellow|
|Professor John Sutton||Deputy Director|
|Dr Kati Renvall||Adjunct Supervisor|
|Professor Roelien Bastiaanse||Adjunct Supervisor|
|Professor Barbara Höhle||Adjunct Supervisor|
|Dr David Kaplan||Lecturer|
- Wednesday 21st Sep,
Dr Laurence Bruggeman,
"The flexibility of listening to native and non-native language. ..."
- Thursday 22nd Sep,
Prof Amanda Barnier, E/Prof Max Coltheart, Dr Devin Terhune & Dr Vince Polito,
"What is Hypnostisability?"
- Wednesday 28th Sep,
"Bilingual parents and bilingual children: The role of accented ..."
- Wednesday 5th Oct,
Professor Oron Shagrir,
"The brain as a model of the world."
- Monday 10th Oct,
Dr Trevor Cohn,
"Learning representations for multi-lingual natural language ..."
- Wednesday 12th Oct,
Professor Martin Brüne,
"Differential empathy for psychological and physical pain in borderline ..."
- Friday 14th Oct,
Professor Martin Brüne,
"Oxytocin and social cognition in borderline personality disorder."
- Dr Mariia Kaliuzhna
- Arthur Montalto
- Lea Beretti
- Dr Eva Feredoes
- Dr Jun Lai
- Dr Devin Terhune
- Professor Wendy Best
- Professor Karin Landerl
- Professor Oron Shagrir [Previous Visitors]