Nic Badcock


Former affiliations
  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist interested in how perceptual and attentional capacities underpin complex functioning such as how cognitive control relates to reading abilities. My research focuses on learning difficulties and exceptional development with the aim of contributing to scientific understanding as well as translation for education and intervention. Through understanding everyday behaviours like reading, I investigate the workings of the mind. I conduct these enquiries using behavioural psychophysics and neuroimaging techniques (e.g., electroencephalography, functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound, and functional magnetic resonance imaging).

Education/Academic qualification

The University of Western Australia

29 Jan 200327 Jun 2007

Award Date: 27 Mar 2008

The University of Western Australia

23 Feb 199930 Nov 2002

Award Date: 8 Apr 2003

External positions

Senior Researcher

Jan 2018Dec 2019

Senior Researcher

Feb 2016Dec 2017


Oct 2014Feb 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Oct 2011Oct 2014

Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apr 2008Apr 2011

Research expertise keywords

  • Attention
  • Development
  • Reading and reading disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Neurophysiology
  • Functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  • EEG
  • Lateralisation

Industry keywords

  • Disability
  • Ageing
  • Education
  • Children and Young People
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