Evolutionary Cognition Lab

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People in the Lab

Dr Darren Burke 


Lab Head and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle.


I did my BSc (hons) and PhD at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professor Peter Wenderoth. 


I have previously held academic positions at the University of Wollongong and Macquarie University.


Lab PhD students


Johanne Knowles


PhD examining the effect of early-life influenced life history strategy on short- and long-term decision making.


Co-supervised  by Bill Budd at UoN


Peter Marshall

PhD examining determinants of facial sexual dimorphism in humans

Jacob Dye
 
PhD examining Psychopathy as a frequency-dependent social "strategy" 

Co-supervised  by Bill Budd at UoN
 

Carly Tredway


PhD examining the role of gonadal hormones in the development of adolescent depression

Lab Alumni

Paul Strutt 


PhD examining the relationships between social anxiety, social competence and face-processing abilities/strategies.


Co supervised by Linda Campbell at UoN

Danielle Wagstaff

PhD examining the effect of natural variations in gonadal hormone levels on intersexual interactions and mate choice decisions/preferences. 


Now at Federation University



PhD students associated with the lab

Christy Jones


Clinical Phd investigating face processing and social interactions in mothers suffering from post-natal depression.

Supervised by Dr Linda Campbell (co-supervised by Darren)

Danielle Piepers


Phd investigating the impact of dynamic facial stimuli on holistic processing.

Supervised by Dr Rachel Robbins at UWS ) co-supervised by Darren)

Graduated!