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The MacKillop team includes leading researchers with a proven track record and international reputation for research excellence, as well as up-and-coming researchers in the field. Together the team brings passion, expertise and the determination to make a difference in communities through research addressing today’s most pressing health challenges.

Alex Burmester

Technical Officer 
Microstructural Imaging and Rehabilitative Plasticity Program

Alex Burmester is a Technical Officer for the Microstructural Imaging and Rehabilitative Plasticity research program. Alex completed a PhD in 2009 looking at the relationship between change blindness and visual short-term memory and has several publications on this topic. He also worked as a Research Associate position at New York University Abu Dhabi, from 2015 to 2017, focussed on using change detection and continuous report methodologies to examine the functional organisation of visual short-term memory. As part of his research program, Alex has gained extensive experience in lab-based behavioural testing and online testing. Alex also has a background in IT and is interested in leveraging these technical skills to help the research program deal with the technical challenges involved in structural imaging, data analysis and online testing.


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