I grew up in Australia and Zimbabwe reading “New Scientist” magazine. Many years later, I became a doctoral student at the University of Western Australia’s Cognitive Science Laboratories under the supervision of Associate Professor Ullrich Ecker and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. My doctoral thesis The Role of Memory and Ideological Biases in the Correction of Misinformation was awarded the Dean’s List Honorable Mention in recognition of an outstanding thesis in 2017.
I originally came to Boston thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I worked with Professor Adam Berinsky at the Political Experiments Research Laboratory to investigate the impact of perceived source credibility on belief change and voting intentions.