Academic CV

Dr Jon Brock


PhD in Psychology (2003). Language and memory in Williams syndrome. University of Warwick & Williams Syndrome Foundation.

BSc Honours (upper 2nd) in Experimental Psychology (1998). University of Bristol


Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow (2014-2017). Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

ARC Australian Research Fellow (2009-2013). Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

MACCS Research Fellow (2007-2008). Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

Postdoctoral Researcher (2004-2006), Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2002-2003), Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol


Academic Editor, PeerJ (2013-2017)

Co-director, Centre for Atypical Neurodevelopment, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University (2016-2017)

Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (2011-2017)

Acting Associate Dean of Higher Degree Research, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University (2012)

Departmental Director for Higher Degree Research, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University (2011-2014)

Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, Australian Academy of Science (2013)

Scientific Standards Committee, International Society for Autism Research (2016-2017)

Executive Committee, Australasian Society for Autism Research (2011-2014)

Scientific Advisor, Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University (2011-2017)


Convenor, Cognitive Processes II, Macquarie University (2014-2016)

Convenor, Advanced Topics in Autism and Developmental Disorders, MRes unit, Macquarie University (2014)

Video lectures in Delusions and Disorders of Mind and Brain and Language, Macquarie University and Open University Australia

Guest lectures for Cognitive Processes I, Introduction to PsycholinguisticsClinical and Experimental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Critical Issues in Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

Student supervision:

PhD completions include Sithembinkose DubeLeigh Fernandez, Nathan Caruana, Huizehn Tang, Neha Khetrapal,  Shu Hui YauWei He, Peter De Lissa, Tommy NgCatherine Ellie Wilson

Other completed supervisions include 1 Clinical Psychology Doctorate, 2 Masters of Research, 10 Psychology Honours

Grants (selected):

Brock, J., Godbolt, P., Roberts, E., Savage, G., & Holcombe, A. (2018). Blockchain-enabled application for cognitive assessment in dementia. Welcome Open Research Fund. AU$85,000.

Sowman, P., He, W., & Brock, J. (2017). The development of predictive brain function in preschool children. Australian Research Council Discovery Project. AU$367,000.

Porter, M., Brock, J., Hudson, J., Cornish, J., Castles, A., McArthur, G., Badcock, N., Cupples, L., & Sharma, M. (2016). Centre for Research in Atypical Neurodevelopment. Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Research Centre. AU$75,000.

Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Demuth, K., Brock, J., Sowman, P., Zhou, P., & Johnson, M. (2012). Upgrade of child magnetoencephalography (MEG) system. Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme. AU$100,000.

Crain, S., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J., Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Barnier, A., Brock, J., Byrne, B., Demuth, K., Green, M., Johnson, B., Langdon, R., McArthur, G., Miller, L., Nickels, L., Piguet, O., Savage, G., Thompson, W., Thornton, R., et al. (2011). ARC Centre of Excellence in Study of Cognition and its Disorders. Australian Research Council. AU$21,000,000.

Brock, J., Crain, S., Williams, M., Savage, G., Rich, A., McArthur, G., McMahon, C., Sharma, M., Langdon, R., & Tesan, G. (2010). MEG-compatible eyetracker. Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant. AU$45,000

Brock, J., Johnson, B., & McArthur, G. (2009). Cognitive and neural causes of language impairment in autism. Australian Research Council Discovery Project and Australian Research Fellowship. AU$422,285

Crain, S., Brock, J., Thornton, R., Castles, A., McArthur, G., Langdon, R., Porter, M., Marsh, P., Palermo, R., Rapee, R., Gamble, A., Hudson, J., Lyneham, H., Barnier, A., Cox, R., Savage, G., Rowe, D., Rich, A. (2009). Remote eyetracker for testing special populations. Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant. AU$47,908

Brock, J. (2008). Language-mediated eye-movements in autism, specific language impairment, and typical development. Macquarie University Research Development Grant. AU$49,905


Please see my publications page