Professor Jason Mattingley

Found Chair Cogn Neuroscience

Queensland Brain Institute

UQ Laureate Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Professor Jason Mattingley was appointed as Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Queensland in January 2007, a joint appointment between the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Psychology.

He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours at Monash University (1988), a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne (1990), and a PhD in Psychology at Monash University (1995). In 1994 he was awarded an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which he took to the University of Cambridge. Here he worked jointly with Professor Jon Driver in the Department of Experimental Psychology and Professor Ian Robertson at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. While in Cambridge he was elected a Fellow of King’s College.

Upon returning to Australia Professor Mattingley was appointed as Senior Research Fellow (later Principal Research Fellow) at the University of Melbourne, where he was Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the School of Behavioural Science (2000 – 2006).

Professor Mattingley has won numerous accolades for his research, including an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2012), the Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award from the Australian Psychological Society (2012), and the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award (Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences, 2016).

He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2007, and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 2016.


  • Fellow, Academy Social Sciences in Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
  • Master of Science, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University


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Book Chapter

  • Pisella, Laure , Blangero, A., Tilikete, Caroline, Biotti, Damien , Rode, Gilles, Vighetto, Alain, Mattingley, Jason B. and Rossetti, Yves (2013). Attentional disorders. In Kevin N. Ochsner and Stephen Kosslyn (Ed.), Oxford handbook of cognitive neuroscience (pp. 319-349) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199988693.013.0016

  • Rich, Anina N. and Mattingley, Jason B. (2013). The role of attention in synesthesia. In Julia Simner and Edward Hubbard (Ed.), Oxford handbook of synesthesia (pp. 265-282) Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199603329.001.0001

  • Manly, Tom, Fish, Jessica and Mattingley, Jason B. (2013). Visuo-spatial and attentional disorders. In Laura H. Goldstein and Jane E. McNeil (Ed.), Clinical neuropsychology: A practical guide to assessment and management for clinicians (pp. 261-292) Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Mattingley, Jason B. and Walker, Robin (2009). The Blind Leading the Mind: Pathological Visual Completion in Hemianopia and Spatial Neglect. In Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization () : Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.003.0011

  • Chong, Trevor T.-J. and Mattingley, Jason B. (2009). Automatic and Controlled Processing within the Mirror Neuron System. In Jaime A. Pineda (Ed.), Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition (pp. 213-233) New York, NY 10013, USA: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-479-7_10

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision