Director, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Professor Kate StevensKate Stevens

Professor Kate Stevens, a cognitive scientist, is the STEM Cluster Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development at Western Sydney University. MARCS, a flagship research institute at Western, investigates humans interacting with each other, their environment, and with technology. She holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Kate conducts basic and applied research into the learning, perception, creation, and cognition of complex actions. She also applies methods from experimental psychology to investigate human-machine interaction (e.g., design/evaluation of auditory warnings; human-avatar and human-robot interaction).

Kate is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers. She is Editor-in-Chief, Music Perception (University of California Press) and Professor in Psychology at Western Sydney University (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)