Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
PhD Candidate, 2017-2020
Supervised by Dr. Irina Baetu and Prof. Nick Burns
I am a PhD student in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences Lab at the University of Adelaide. I am interested in the neurocognitive bases of associative learning. How people learn to associate events that regularly occur together fundamentally impacts cognition and behaviour. Many clinical presentations, including addiction, anxiety and Parkinson's disease can be described in terms of abnormal learning. Thus, understanding the properties of associative learning not only provides avenues for optimised learning in the general population, but also for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. My research aims to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that generate normal and abnormal learning. To do this I combine stimulus-response learning paradigms with brain stimulation, electroencephalography and/or genetic testing. I also employ computational modelling techniques to illuminate underlying mechanisms.
*Please note that I have gone by my married name (Foreman) in the below publications.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - 2017 Tutor, Level 3 Learning & Behaviour University of Adelaide 2016 - 2016 Volunteer (Disability Centre) Company of Grace, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 2016 - 2016 Volunteer (Community Development) Source of Life, Kampala, Uganda 2014 - 2016 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2013 Scholarship Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia $1,200
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Psychology 2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science (1st Class Hons)
Year Citation 2020 Foreman, L., Baetu, I., Rego, J., Moustafa, A., & Collins-Praino, L. (2020). Theories of compulsive drug use: A brief overview of learning and motivation processes. In A. Moustafa (Ed.), Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Aspects of Drug Addiction (pp. 137-185). London, United Kingdom: Academic Press.
- Tutor and Guest Lecturer in Level 3 Learning and Behaviour (2017)
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