Researcher

Professor Brett Hayes

My Expertise

Concept formation and categorisation; Reasoning and decision-making; The development of memory; Eyewitness memory and suggestibility in children; Forensic interviewing with children; Information processing in children with developmental disabilities.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Professor Hayes (UNSW) is the founding Director of the UNSW Thinking and Reasoning Laboratory, which he has led for 15 years.  In that time the laboratory has attracted over $3M in competitive research funding.  Professor Hayes is an internationally recognised expert in reasoning, concept learning and memory, and in developmental change in these processes.  His work in these areas involves both experimental investigation and the application of...view more

Professor Hayes (UNSW) is the founding Director of the UNSW Thinking and Reasoning Laboratory, which he has led for 15 years.  In that time the laboratory has attracted over $3M in competitive research funding.  Professor Hayes is an internationally recognised expert in reasoning, concept learning and memory, and in developmental change in these processes.  His work in these areas involves both experimental investigation and the application of computational models.  He also has a long-standing interest in the application of fundamental cognitive research to solving problems in areas such as forensic and clinical decision-making, early childhood education, and science communication in relation to climate change. He has previously served as the Head of the School of Psychology and as a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts.

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Location

Office: Rm 713 Mathews Building

Contact

9385 3713
9385 3641