Mr Alex Forndran

 Position HDR Student
 Org Unit Psychology
 Mobile +61 4 3337 6170
 Location Floor/Room 2 18 ,  Hughes ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    Australian Psychological Society Student Member - 2015

    Bachelor of Arts (Honors) (Psychology) (First Class) - 2012

    Bachelor of Psychological Science - 2011

  • Awards & Achievements

    School of Psychology Prize, Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2014)

    Northern Communities Health Foundation Sciences Prize, Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2014)

    Australian Postgraduate Award (commencing 2013)

    Australasian Chronobiology Society Membership (2012)

    Best Honors Presentation Prize, Australasian Chronobiology Conference (2012)

    Golden Key International Honours Society Membership (2009)

  • Research Interests

    My research interests primarily lie within areas of social and cognitive psychology, as well as behavioural psychology. My honors project involved research conducted in association with the Australian Institute of Sport and Australia's Olympic swimming team, looking at napping and training behaviours, with emphasis on the interaction between behavioural and cognitive patterns and physiological outcomes.

    My PhD research is concerned with cognitive bias, forensic bias, and the law, with emphasis on juror decision making, and jurors' ability to recognize bias in order to make more accurate decisions in court. Whilst quite different from my honors project, investigating juror behaviour and decision making nonetheless incorporates areas of social, cognitive, and behavioural psychology, whilst also highlighting the underdeveloped area of research that is characterized by the overlapping of psychology and the law.

    Ultimately I would like to complete my PhD and go on to be admitted into the clinical masters programme, as I would like to become a clinical psychologist.

  • Publications

    Journal Articles

    Forndran, A., Lastella, M., Roach G. D., Halson, S. L., Sargent, C. (2012). Training schedules in elite swimmers: No time to rest? In X. Zhou & C. Sargent (Ed.), Sleep of Different Populations: 9th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society (pp. 6-10). Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.


    Forndran, A. (2014, September). Reading Between the Lines? The Role of Forensic Evidence Reporting On Juror Understanding and Decision Making. Presented at the 22nd International Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Society Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Forndran, A. (2012, September). Training Schedules in Elite Swimmers: No Time to Rest? Presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, South Australia.


    Forndran, A. (2014, September). Reading between the lines?: The role of forensic evidence reporting on juror understanding and decision making. Poster presented at the Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

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