Dr Rachel Robbins

Bsc (hons), 2001, PhD, 2005, both ANU
College of Health & Medicine
T: 6125 3827

Areas of expertise

  • Educational Psychology 170103
  • Sensory Processes, Perception And Performance 170112

Research interests

Face and body recognition


I completed my PhD at ANU in 2005 with Prof Elinor McKone on the topic of face and object recognition. I then went on to teach at U Canberra for most of a year before taking a post-doc at McMaster University in Canada working with Prof Daphene Maurer and Prof Terri Lewis on the effects of early visual deprivation on face and object recognition. I then completed a second post-doc with Prof Max Coltheart at Macquarie University on face and body recognition. I took up a Research Lectureship at Western Sydney University in 2010, where I remained until family committments brought me back to Canberra in 2015. I am now working as a post-doc with Prof McKone on improving face recognition in low vision.


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