Dr Will Harrison

UQ Amplify Lecturer / Research Fell

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69527


I received my PhD in 2013 in Psychology from the Department of Psychology at The University of Queensland. During my PhD I tested how eye movements affect visual perception, and I won an Australian Psychological Society and Dean's award for my thesis. In 2013 I moved to Cambridge, Massachussets, to study translational vision science with Professor Peter Bex at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School. Pete's lab moved to Northeastern University in 2014, where I stayed for another year. In 2014 I received an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and moved to Cambridge, UK, in 2015 to work with Tristan Bekinschtein trying to understand consciousness. I later worked with Dr Paul Bays to understand why the brain is so limited in its ability to store visual short term memories. I am now an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.


  • Doctor of Philsophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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