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I am I am a cognitive neuroscientist within the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. I use virtual reality, eye tracking, motion capture and neurophysiology measures to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms of social perception, joint attention, and non-verbal social coordination - in typical development, autism and schizophrenia. In this work, I am specifically focused on developing interactive methods which balance ecological validity, experimental control and objectivity in our measurement of social attention, behaviour and corresponding neural processes.
Relating to this work, I also study how humans perceive and interact with social artificial agents (e.g., virtual avatars and physical robots). I am specifically interested in examining how our beliefs and expectations shape our experiences with artificial agents to inform how they can be optimally designed and positioned to fulfil their intended purpose.