Specialisation: Cognitive psychology, memory, hypnosis, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary
Professor AMANDA BARNIER is Professor of Cognitive Science and Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is also Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Amanda has built two successful interdisciplinary research teams at Macquarie: the Hypnosis and Delusions Team, which uses hypnosis to model and understand neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as delusions; and the Collective Cognition Team, which focuses on the costs and benefits of remembering alone versus together, especially as we age.
Key appointments and interests in the last 10 years: ARC Future Fellow, ARC Australian Research Fellow, ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow. ECRs and mentoring. Interdisciplinary research. Impact and outreach.
Fellow, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (USA)
APA Division of Psychological Hypnosis Award for Distinguished Contributions to Hypnosis, 2014, American Psychological Association (Division 30)
Bernard B. Raginski Award for Leadership and Achievement in Hypnosis, 2013, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (USA)
ARC Future Fellowship, 2013-2016
ARC Australian Research Fellowship, 2007-2011
ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, 2001-2006
Early Career Award, 2003, American Psychological Association (Division 30)
Early Career Award, 2001, Australian Psychological Association
NSW Young Tall Poppy Award, 2001, Australian Institute of Political Science
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-2001
The Australian Skeptics Eureka Prize for Critical Thinking, 1997
Barnier, A.J., Cox, R.E., & McConkey, K.M. (2014). The province of “highs”: The highly hypnotizable person in the science of hypnosis and in psychological science. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, 1(2), 168-183.
Barnier, A.J., Priddis, A.C., Broekhuijse, J., Harris, C.B., Keil, P.K., Cox, R., Congleton, A.R., & Addis, D.R. (2014). Reaping what they sow: The benefits of remembering together in intimate couples. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3(4), 261-265.
Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., Harris, C.B., & Wilson, R.A. (2008). A conceptual and empirical framework for the social distribution of cognition: The case of memory [Special Issue]. Cognitive Systems Research 'Perspectives on Social Cognition', 9(1), 33-51.
Barnier, A.J., Cox, R.E., O'Connor, A., Coltheart, M., Langdon, R., Breen, N., & Turner, M. (2008). Developing hypnotic analogues of clinical delusions: Mirrored-self misidentification. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 13, 406-430.
Nash, M.R., & Barnier, A. (Eds.). (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis: Theory, Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Email: amanda.barnier [at] mq.edu.au
Mobile: 0416 189 526
Work Phone: (02) 9850 4861