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Associate Professor Kevin Brooks

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My interest in Perception was stimulated early in life by various visual illusions, and by the discovery that my colour vision was defective. As an undergraduate, I studied Physics at Imperial College, London (UK), before moving to the University of York (UK) to study Psychology, specialising in Perception. At the University of Sussex (UK) I completed my doctoral thesis, followed by a post-doc at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, (USA). After 2 post-doctoral appointments at UNSW and a Senior Lectureship at the University of Plymouth (UK), I returned to Australia to my current position.

Research interests

Human visual perception; Recognition and perception of faces & bodies; Models of motion perception and velocity estimation; Recovery of depth information through conventional and unmatched (or "da Vinci") stereopsis; Stereo motion perception; Depth perception in stereoscopic (3D) movies

Publications

Publications for Associate Professor Kevin Brooks can be found on the Macquarie University Research Portal

Awards

Award

Year

Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 2nd at Macquarie and 7th across Australia
Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 3rd at Macquarie and 6th across Australia
Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 7th at Macquarie University
Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 3rd at Macquarie University
Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 2nd at Macquarie University
Lecturer of the Year: Ranked 12th at Macquarie University

2014
2013
2012
2011
2009
2008

Grants

Duration

Funding Body

Title

Team

Value

2014-2016

Faculty of Human Sciences Macquarie University Centre Grant

Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC)

Rich, A., Finkbeiner, M., Williams, M., Carlson T. A., Sowman, P., Brooks, K. R., Coltheart, V., Curby, K., & Stevenson, R. J.

$60,000

2014

Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (MQSIS)

Virtual Reality Dome System

Loveday, T., Crane, M., Thompson, W., Hellman, A., Brooks, K., Curby, K., Kavalki-Thorne, M., & Wiggins, M.

$106,925

2014

Macquarie University Merit Scholars Research Scholarships

Perception and the Neural Encoding of Race

Brooks, K. R.

$2,600

2012

Macquarie University Safety Net Grant

Identity checks in four dimensions: Improving the process of identification document verification using stereoscopic and moving images

Brooks, K. R

$25,000

2012

Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme

Driving Simulators

Thompson, W., Irwin, J., Chekaluk, E., Curby, K., Tent, J., Lionel Howitt, R., Dowling, R., Batchelor, J., Warbuton, W., Brooks, K., Dean, C., Jones, M., & Wiggins, M.

$200,000

2012

Department of Psychology Research Intern Training Scheme

A Stereoscopic Advantage in Human Face Matching?

Brooks, K. R.

$4239

2011

Department of Psychology Research Grant funding

Psychophysical Studies of Human 3D Speed Perception During "Real World" Driving

Brooks, K. R.

$10,917

2010-2011

Macquarie University New Staff Grant Scheme

Improving the Checking of Identification Documents using Moving and Stereoscopic (3D) Images

Brooks, K. R.

$16,995

2009 -2011

Australian Research Council

Driving in the Fog: Speed Illusions Caused by Variations of Object Contrast

Brooks, K.R.

$92,000.00

Higher Degree Research completions

Year

Candidate

Title

Degree

2015Dr Astrid Zeman

Computational Modelling of Visual Illusions

Doctor of Philosophy

2014

Scott Gqinn

Adaptive face processing and the role of norms

Doctor of Philosophy

2014

Max Farrell-Whelan

Towards a relative motion processing account of direction and

speed perception 

Doctor of Philosophy

2012

Rachel Bennetts

The Role of Familiarity and Movement in Face Recognition

Doctor of Philosophy