A/PROF Olivia Carter

A/PROF Olivia Carter


  • Consciousness, Perception, Psychosis, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics



  • The majority of my research focuses on two questions

    - How does the brain's natural chemicals control complex behaviours, thoughts and perceptions?

    - What are the factors that determine the contents of an individual's conscious experience?

    I am interested in these question both from the perspective of understanding the underlying neurobiological mechanisms involved and also in respect to the neuroethical issues associated with advances in neuroscientific knowledge and drug/technology development.

    Further Details

    Perception and Pharmacology Lab webpage - LINK

    Google Scholar
    Profile - LINK   


Member of

  • Australasian Neuroscience Society. Full Member 2017 -
  • Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Full Member 2015 -
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Full Member 2010 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 2006
  • BSc (Hons), The University of Queensland 2001
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1999
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1999

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 2015
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2010
  • Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis, University of Queensland, 2007
  • C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia), 2006
  • Distinction of teaching, Harvard University, 2005
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Government, 2002


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • For more details regarding research interests see the Perception and Pharmacology Lab webpage

    Please note that I am generally at or near my full quota of students.