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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

Talk, Toys, and Gender: Investigating the influence of child gender in developmentally relevant contexts



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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