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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Vana Webster

Vana Webster

PhD Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.745
Phone : +61 2 9850 2982
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : vana.webster@students.mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Thesis Details

Collective memory: The social context of remembering together.

  • Scholarship : Other
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Amanda Barnier and Dr Penny Van Bergen (Macquarie University)

Awards

  • CCD Annual Workshop Highly Commended Poster Award (2014), Webster, V.
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) Deputy Vice Chancellor's Commendation (2014), Webster, V.

Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) (2014) Webster, V. ($5,500)
  • Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation PhD Top-Up Scholarship (2013) "Memory scaffolding: Remembering together and alone." Webster, V. ($15,000)

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Webster, V., Barnier, A.J., Meade, M., & Harris, C. (2017, January). "How are we going to do this?" The effect of explicit strategy agreement on collaborative memory performance. Paper presented at the Memory in Education Contexts: New Directions Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Savage, G., Zeman, A., Ahmed, S., Gorsuch, A., Webster, V., Hofmann, J., & Butler, C. (2016, July). Remote memory impairment and accelerated long-term forgetting without transient memory disturbance: A variant of epileptic amnesic syndrome. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Barnier, A.J., & Webster, V. (2016, June). Memory and identity. Presentation given at the Memory Workshop for Oxley College students, Macquarie University.
  • Webster, V., Barnier, A.J., van Bergen, P., Harris, C.B., & Meade, M.L. (2015, December). Are we on the same page? Exploring group strategy coordination as a collaborative memory skill developed over time. Paper presented at the Memory Day 2015: Memory and Skill Across Time, Otago, NZ.
  • Harris, C.B., Browning, C., Cordonnier, A., Harris, S., Morris, T., Numbers, K., Selwood, A., & Webster, V. (2015, August). Collaborative memory: Interactive research station. Invited presentation given at the Sydney Science Fest Launch, Sydney.
  • Webster, V. (2015, June). Remembering with others. Presentation given at the Memory Workshop for Oxley College Students, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Webster, V., Barnier, A.J., Van Bergen, P., Meade, M.L. & Harris, C.B. (2015, June). Letís talk about it: The effect of explicit retrieval strategy agreement on collaborative recall performance. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC XI), Victoria, Canada.
  • Webster, V., Barnier, A.J., Van Bergen, P., Meade, M., & Numbers, K. (2014, November). With a little help from my 'fast friends': How intimacy and cognitive load affect collaborative recall. Poster session presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, USA.
  • Barnier, A. J., Webster, V., Harris, C. B., & Morris, T. (2014, August). Couples as socially distributed memory systems: Intimacy, need and strategy. Invited colloquium at the Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, USA.
  • Webster, V., Barnier, A.J., Van Bergen, P., Meade, M., & Numbers, K. (2014, August). With a little help from my 'fast friends': How intimacy and cognitive load affect collaborative recall. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Webster, V. (2013, December). With a little help from my fast friends: How intimacy and cognitive load affects collaborative recall. Paper presented at the Memory Day Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Further Information

Seminars

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Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au