Staff Profiles: Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Staff Profile: Prof. Dianne Catherwood
Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Dianne is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. Her research and teaching both focus on how the brain processes sensory information from the world around us and she has studied this in infants and adults.

Biography

Dianne is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. Her research and teaching focus on how the brain processes the flow of sensory information from the environment, especially how the infant brain processes colour and shape and how the adult brain reacts to uncertainty and risk.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) University of Queensland
BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts with Honours University of Queensland

Accreditation

Chartered psychologist

Awards

University of Queensland medal (1979)

Two fire-related research prizes (FIRE journal/GORE)

Emerald Literati Award for a paper on the fireground research

 

Membership of professional bodies

British Psychological Society

British Association Cognitive Neuroscience

Teaching and research

Level

Postgraduate

Research

Main areas: Cognitive neuroscience and developmental cognitive neuroscience: especially how the infant brain processes visual information (colour and shape) and how the adult mind and brain handles decision-making under uncertainty in both laboratory contexts and real-life situations such as the fireground.

Publications

More publications from Prof. Dianne Catherwood can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

External examining

NTU