School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research seminars (SPESReS)

Semester 2, 2018

Convener: Libby Brook,, telephone: 9360 2637

Date Presenter Topic Host
Thursday 13th September Mr Severi Luoto (PhD Candidate - University of Auckland)

A Life History Approach to the Female Sexual Orientation Spectrum: Evolution, Development, Causal Mechanisms, and Health

Where: ECL3 (460.3.030)
When: 12:30–13:20, followed by light lunch in the foyer 13:30-14:30

Dr David Lewis
Thursday 27th September Dr Jon Prince (Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University)

What makes a good melody? The role of complex pitch-temporal structure in melodic goodness and beat clarity

Where: Vet Clinical Sciences LT (260.1.106)
When: 12:30–13:20, followed by light lunch in the foyer 13:30–14:30

Dr Helen Davis
Friday 2nd November Dr Peter Jonason The Dark Side of Personality and Fundamental Social Motives
Where: Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre (351.1.001)
When: 12:30–13:20, followed by light lunch in the foyer 13:30–14:30
Dr Guy Curtis

To arrange an appointment with a presenter, please contact his or her host.

Semester 1, 2018

Date Presenter Topic Host

23rd Feb

Prof Stephan Swinnen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Age-related changes in structural and functional brain connectivity and effects on bimanual behavior
Note: The venue for this seminar is ECL Postgrad Teaching Space (460.2.031)

Dr Hak Fujiyama
9th March Dr David Lewis (Murdoch University) Lumbar curvature: Evolution and standards of attractiveness Dr Matt Thompson
23rd March Dr Kandice Varcin (Telethon Kids Institute) Autism Spectrum Disorder in the earliest years of life: New approaches to identification and intervention Dr Urte Roeber
13th April Trish Cain (Murdoch University) New options for quantification: Introducing the Fat Attitudes Assessment Toolkit Libby Brook
4th May Prof Bill Thompson (Macquarie University) Rediscovering our lost selves: Therapeutic uses of music for individuals with neurological impairment Dr Jon Prince
18th May Dr Lynette Vernon The Role of Problematic Technology Use for Adolescents: The Importance of Sleep for Wellbeing Dr Helen Correia