Melissa Raven is a psychiatric epidemiologist and policy analyst. She is qualified as a clinical psychologist, but has worked primarily as a lecturer and researcher in public health and primary health care. She has extensive experience teaching research methods and critical analysis, primarily at a postgraduate level.
I am an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics. My research is focused on developing novel mathematical and statistical methods, and new probabilistic models, that assist in understanding the factors that are most important to complex systems in epidemiology and conservation biology. I use these techniques to assist in determining effective public health, and conservation/biosecurity, policy.
I am currently working as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Irina Baetu and Professor Nicholas Burns in the School of Psychology. I am interested in associative learning and how it interacts with attention. My research aims to combine various measures of attention (e.g. reaction time, detection thresholds, event related potentials) to investigate how humans process stimuli that are predictive or non-predictive of their outcomes.