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Prof Dianne Catherwood

Part-Time Academic Staff

I am Emeritus Professor of Psychology. My research and teaching both focus on how the brain processes sensory information from the world around us and I have studied this in infants and adults. Chevron icon

Biography

I am Emeritus Professor of Psychology. My 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 risks

Qualifications

  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), University of Queensland, *
  • BA (Hons): Bachelor of Arts with Honours, University of Queensland, *

Awards

University of Queensland medal (1979)

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

Emerald Literati Award for a paper on the fireground research

Accreditation

Chartered psychologist

Membership of professional bodies

British Psychological Society

British Association Cognitive Neuroscience

Teaching & Research

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.