A bit about me

I am sceptical of claims of paranormal phenomena and of spiritual beliefs. I have always had a strong interest in science, although I did not really become a committed rationalist and atheist until I was well into my undergraduate university degree. University education helped sharpen my critical thinking skills and encouraged me to question beliefs in the supernatural more deeply. I also have a strong belief in the importance of free speech as a fundamental human right and am concerned about ever-present trends for governments to curtail basic freedoms, such as the right to privacy in the name of "security".

I have another blog focusing on psychology research. I started the blog you are on now as a way to express my thoughts in a more informal and personal way on a range of issues that grab my attention. Last year I was invited to blog for Psychology Today. My blog there is called Unique - Like Everybody Else.

I graduated from University of Sydney in June 2012 with an MSc in Psychology. My research thesis was on factors associated with subjective well-being in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. During my candidature I taught undergraduate psychology students, particularly focusing on personality and differential psychology. 

I completed my Honours degree at Macquarie University and my BA at University of New England, majoring in psychology in both degrees. 

I am available for private tutoring in statistics and can provide feedback on psychology assignments. I am also available to assist researchers with literature reviews and searches. If you wish to contact me leave a comment with your email address (will not be publicly displayed) and I will get back to you. 

 Above is me paragliding in Austria.

 Graduation at USyd

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

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