Professor Jason Mattingley - Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and ARC Australian Laureate Fellow

Jason was appointed as Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland in January 2007, a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology.

He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours at Monash University (1988), a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne (1990) and a PhD in Psychology at Monash University (1995).  In 1994 he was awarded an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Post-Doctoral Fellowship which he took to the University of Cambridge (UK).  Here he worked jointly with Professor Jon Driver in the Department of Experimental Psychology and Professor Ian Robertson at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.  While in Cambridge he was elected a Fellow of King’s College.

Upon returning to Australia Jason was appointed as Senior Research Fellow (later Principal Research Fellow) at the University of Melbourne, where he was Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the School of Psychological Science (2000 – 2006). He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2007. In 2012 he received the Australian Psychological Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award.

Jason has made numerous contributions to the field of cognitive neuroscience. In 2012 he was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council.  His Laureate Fellowship focuses on mechanisms of attention and how the brain controls attention in health and disease.

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Professor Jason Mattingley