Ashton Ballinger

I am currently a fourth year Psychology student undertaking my Honours within the CAIN Laboratory at UniSA. My project will involve working with A/Prof Keage and Dr Loetscher to investigate risk communication techniques and the role mental spatial mapping plays in the learning and understanding of risk information; with a particular focus on training risk judgement and risk magnitudes.

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Adan Richards

I am undertaking my Honours year in psychology, with a focus on the after effects of Head Mounted Display Virtual Reality on balance. I am excited to be continuing the exploratory work of those in the CAIN laboratory using Virtual Reality systems.

I am also passionate about supporting young people's mental health through both direct support and advocacy.

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Katie Trenorden

My Honours project will involve participants from Danielle Greaves' current PHD project, who undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) surgery and a 12-week home-based cognitive training intervention. My thesis will investigate factors that may influence adherence to this cognitive training intervention, which commences 1-month post-surgery. My supervisors are Dr Hannah Keage and Dr Amit Lampit (U Melbourne).

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Sara Knayfati

I am currently completing my fourth year in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) and am undertaking my Honours within the CAIN Laboratory at UniSA. For my Honours thesis I will be investigating the effect of cognitive reserve on brain structure and function, and will be looking at findings on neuroimaging (MRI).

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Gavin Bell

I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at UniSA, conducting my thesis with the CAIN group under the supervision of Dr Tobias Loetscher and Dr Ancret Szpak. My research will be examining cognitive after effects of being exposed to a virtual reality environment.

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Ellen Kelson

I am a fourth year Psychology student undertaking my Honours year in the CAIN research group. My project will focus on typeface in children and it’s relatedness to intellectual ability and reading fluency.

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Sabrina Chou

I am currently completing my Honours year of my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with CAIN. I will be working with Dr Tobias Loetscher and Dr Ancret Szpak to explore the use of Virtual Reality in mindfulness.

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Monica Cations

I am a student in the Master of Clinical Psychology program at the University of South Australia and a Research Fellow at Flinders University. I have been working with people with dementia for many years across clinical and research contexts. I am interested in the health services available for people with dementia, especially those with young onset dementia or psychiatric comorbidities, as well as dementia epidemiology. I have a particular interest in the role of psychological trauma and its ongoing impacts in late life and after the onset of dementia.

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