I am a full-time Honours student in the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab. Before starting Honours in the lab, I worked as a volunteer assisting with data collection and other research assistant work. My main research interests include expectancy effects, involuntary cognition, memory and wellbeing.
My thesis is investigating meta-awareness of intrusive thoughts. Although research has demonstrated that people are often unaware that they are having intrusions, it has not been considered whether it matters or not. We are interested in whether the nature of meta-aware and unaware intrusions are experienced differently in terms of distress, vividness and controllability, or whether they are the same. This research has implications for the role of meta-awareness in treatment for PTSD.
Outside of university I love spending time with my children, hiking, functional resistance training and going to the river.