2016 Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology (UNSW Sydney)
2010 Bachelor of Science, Hons Class I (UNSW Sydney)
2003 Diploma, Communications & Media Management (Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore)
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. I am currently working on projects that investigate the neural mechanisms underpinning learning and memory. Some of my work assesses how neuromodulation by oxytocin enhances attention and facilitates learning. My other work examines the neural substrates of higher order conditioning use chemogenetic techniques. I was awarded a PhD in Psychology in 2016 at UNSW for my doctoral work which examined the temporal dynamics and behavioural correlates of decision-making. I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie learning and memory by pairing neuroscience techniques with detailed analyses of behaviour.
2021 University of Sydney School of Psychology Booster Grant. (40,000 AUD).
2021 UNSW 3Rs Grant. (29,666 AUD).
2020 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). (411,158 AUD).
2020 British Society for Neuroendocrinology Project Support Grant. (7,000 GBP).
2022 January UNSW School of Medicine Science Paper of the Month Award for Fam et al., 2022, Appetite, 168(1), 105742.
2021 UNSW Med-ECAN Best Basic Science Paper for Fam et al., 2022, Appetite, 168(1), 105742.
My Research Supervision