Dr Jon Brock


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Hello. My name’s Jon Brock. I’m a science writer based in Sydney, Australia, specialising in psychology and neuroscience. I’ve written for Scientific American, The Guardian, The Conversation, The Psychologist, Frontiers for Young Minds, Spectrum News, Nature Index, UNSW News, Inspiring Australia, and Careers with STEM.

I have a PhD in Psychology and completed post-docs at the University of Bristol and University of Oxford. I then spent 10 years in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Sydney, where I held an ARC Australian Research Fellowship. My research focused on neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome, combining psychometric assessments with eye-tracking and electro- and magnetoencephalography measures of brain activity.

My old blog, Cracking the Enigma, can be viewed here. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedInInstagramYouTube, RPubsPeerJ, and the Open Science Framework.

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.