Dr Jon Brock


Hello. My name’s Jon Brock. I’m a cognitive scientist, science writer, and co-founder of Frankl Open Science.

I have a PhD in Psychology and completed post-docs at the University of Bristol and University of Oxford, followed by an ARC Australian Research Fellowship in Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Sydney. My research focused on neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome, combining psychometric assessments with eye-tracking and EEG and MEG measures of neural activity.

As a writer, I specialise in psychology and neuroscience. I’m a regular contributor to Nature Index, a supplement of Nature which focuses on issues in scientific publishing. I’ve written for Scientific American, The Guardian, Lateral, The Conversation, The Psychologist, BPS Research Digest, Frontiers for Young Minds, Spectrum News, UNSW News, Hacker Noon, Towards Data Science, Inspiring Australia, and Careers with STEM. My article on the replication crisis features in the 2019 Best Australian Science Writing anthology.

In January 2018, I co-founded Frankl Open Science, a start-up aimed at helping scientists to look after and share their data.

Please note, this website is for interest only and should not be seen as a substitute for professional advice. Opinions expressed are my own (at the time of writing) and may not reflect the views of current or previous employers.