Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology (1997)
Cambridge, MA, USA
B.Sc. in Psychology (1991)
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
"I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to."
- Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent
I grew up in Calgary and Nanton, Alberta, Canada. I received my B.Sc. in Psychology (1991) from the University of Calgary. There I worked with Don Kline in the Vision and Aging Lab and with Jane Raymond in the Perception and Cognition Lab. I did my Ph.D. in Psychology (1997) at Harvard with Patrick Cavanagh in the Vision Sciences Lab and became involved in neuroimaging through Nancy Kanwisher at the MGH NMR Center. In 1997, I moved to "World's Second-Best London, " where I held a McDonnell-Pew postdoctoral fellowship with Mel Goodale at Western University (then known as the University of Western Ontario).
I am now a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University in London, Ontario. I do functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at the Robarts Research Institute and behavioral research Western's Brain and Mind Institute. I supervise graduate trainees from Psychology, Neuroscience and other related fields and am involved in the Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet). I teach Psychology 2220: Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2000: Introduction to Neuroscience, and Psychology 9223 (Graduate): Neuroimaging of Cognition. The latter formed the basis for my popular web site, fMRI for Newbies.