Associate Professor Tamara Watson

Psychology (School of Social Sciences and Psychology)

Research Program: Multisensory Communication


My research aims to understand dynamic processing of sensory stimuli. Focusing on the visual system I am interested in how and why an unchanging stimulus can look different to us depending on the context within which it is presented. I use both human psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques in my research.

I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Psychology and subsequently moved to Rutgers University, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (New Jersey, USA) to complete a Human Frontiers Science Program Post Doctoral Fellowship.

In 2009 I returned to the Brain and Mind Research Institute at the University of Sydney where I expanded my research focus to investigate perceptual changes that occur during psychosis. I joined Western Sydney University as a research lecturer in May 2010.

Research Interests

  • Identifying the basis for perceptual stability and perceptual omission during saccadic eye movements
  • Steady state visual evoked potential measures of audiovisual integration
  • Altered visual perception in schizophrenia

Qualifications and Honours

  • Tasman Lovell Medal, 2007, University of Sydney, Sydney, Aus. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Psychology


For a full listing of my publications, please see my Western Sydney University profile page.(opens in a new window)

Contact Tamara

Phone +61 2 9772 6139
Location Western Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)
Room 24.G.27