Dr Jarrad Lum
School of Psychology
+61 3 924 46481
Role and profile
Dr Jarrad Lum is senior lecturer in psychology. His main work focuses on understanding and developing methods to identity and help children with learning difficulties. Some of his research to date has focused examining learning and memory problems in children
What he’s working on at the moment:
• Research into working memory, declarative memory and procedural memory in childhood language disorders.
• Setting up the new eye-tracker.
• Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to examine the role of memory in language.
• Brain imaging study examining brain functioning in children with language problems.
Includes undergraduate and/or postgraduate unit or course coordinator roles, and supervision of honours, masters and PhD students.
Dr Lum is unit chair of HPS707 which is a course in clinical statistics for students studying towards a clinical masters degree in psychology. He also is assistant coordinator for HPS202/HPS772 which is an undergraduate course in developmental psychology.
Dr Lum supervises 4th year, masters, doctoral and PhD students. Current students for 2012:
•Naile Alangor, Christina Rigoli & Kym Richards. These research projects will be examining the role of procedural memory and visual attention in reading and language skills using the Tobii eye-tracker.
Post-graduate diploma in psychology 2012:
•Michael Barham, Jakob Blomqvist, Gillian Clark, Tiffany Cheah, Stacey Linton, Melinda Rak & Olga Roumanos. These research projects will be investigating auditory processing in adults.
Professional Doctoral Students:
•Celin Gelgec – Social competence in children with and without learning difficulties
•Laura Smith – Internalising and externalising behavioural problems in Down Syndrome:
•Louise Steel – Role of working memory and language in suggestibility
•Therese Melhem – Treatments for social skills problems in children with Autism
• Memory functioning in children and adults.
• Learning difficulties in children.
• Language problems in children.
• Use of eye tracker to study human cognition
• Brain behaviour relationships in paediatric populations.
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