Lauren Fell

I work on the belief that a creative perspective is often more important than background knowledge or formal training. You will have something unique to offer that could mean the difference between a good idea that works within the lines or a great idea that's outside the box.

Me

About Me

Originally from Sydney, I hold a BA Psych (Hons) from Macquarie University. Moving to Brisbane in early 2014, I joined a research group at Queensland University of Technology specialising in Quantum Cognition - the application of theories of quantum physics to explain cognitive phenomena. After working as a research assistant whilst holding additional jobs in mental health work and UX consulting, this background has lead me to begin my PhD in Quantum Cognition and to teach as an Associate Lecturer in the Masters of IT program at QUT.

I have a diverse background of work, ranging from door-to-door sales in Australia and Ireland to electrician's assistant, to a palaeontology volunteer position in Argentina. I also participate in various crowd-sourced innovation challenges for a range of organisations, most notably NASA - with whom I have placed first in one challenge, second in two and third in another. Some of my designs and concepts in these challenges are being tested for use in space exploration and sample-collection.

In addition to this, I co-founded PsytAssist - a report and letter writing tool for Allied Health professionals, with an aim to develop this into a program to assist in the diagnosis of ASD - a concept for which I won the Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneur Grant in Brisbane.

I believe in developing my skills creatively across industries so that I can tackle every opportunity with lateral thinking and from new and innovative angles.


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RESEARCH & TEACHING

I am currently undertaking my PhD looking at how models based on the formalism of quantum physics can be applied to face perception. I'm particularly interested in experimental protocol design to test these models, as well as the psychological explanations for the results. I am also involved in projects investegating the use of virtual reality for people with cognitive impairments, modelling trust, and investegating trust in autonomous systems

Teaching into the Masters of IT at Queensland University of Technology, I bring a cognition-centric approach which enables students to gain a deeper understanding of why we have technology and how we use it.

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DESIGN PROJECTS

I regularly participate in contests as a freelancer to develop my cross-disciplinary skillset, as I see this as important for enabling perspective and creativity when coming up with new ideas. So far, I have won and placed in four contests for NASA - creation of a storyboard to explain RFID tagging in space (1st), creation of a course for implementing the Interplanetary Overlay Network in space (2nd), design of a collapsible radiation shield for shuttle travel (2nd), and design of a moon regolith collector and sorter (3rd).

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DIAGNOSTIC TECH FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Cofounding PsytAssist - an app that autofills customisable reports for psychologists, I am passionate about making life easier for mental health professionals. This tool is aimed at providing psychologists with a simple and time-effective means of generating reports and letters for their clients, focusing less time on administration and more time on their valuable work.

It was co-designed with clinical psychologists and has the potential to be useful to a wider range of allied health professionals

The next stage of the project is underway, creating a video game to assist psychologists in performing diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder - for which we won the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneur Grant in 2017.

Professional Skills

Innovation

90%

Psychology

80%

Experimental Design

85%

UX

85%

Graphic Design

77%


Contact Me

lauren.elise.f@gmail.com

Brisbane, Australia

(+614)104 53 104


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