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My research interest is in the field of developmental psychology, with a focus on the development of gender and social cognition. Specifically, I am interested in how adults use developmentally relevant language categories toward children based on gender. My research is mainly conducted within The Early Cognitive Development Centre. I am also interested in the role of the arts in mental health and well-being for all. 



2021 - Current

Doctor of Philosophy


The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

School of Psychology

Thesis Topic

The Influence of Socially Constructed Gender on Children's Theory of Mind Reasoning



Professor Virginia Slaughter

Dr Aisling Mulvihill

Dr Michael Thai


2017 – 2020

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours Class 1A)


The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Cumulative Grade Point Average: 6.0

Honours Year Grade Point Average: 6.8


Thesis Topic

Organised Extracurricular Social Activity Participation for School-aged Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder



Professor Virginia Slaughter



Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Program


Queensland Ballet, Brisbane, Australia



NSW Higher School Certificate


The Hunter School of the Performing Arts, Newcastle, Australia

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