Fellows Detail

Professor Bob Boakes

BA (Hons) (Cantab), PhD (Harvard)

Elected: 2005

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Psychology; learning; comparative psychology; memory; history of psychology;


Professor Bob Boakes is a member, and Former Head, of the School of Psychology, University of Sydney.  He specialises in the psychology of learning, and in particular experimental studies of associative learning in both animals and man.  His current main interests include the persistence of acquired likings and dislikings, especially for flavours and odours.

Other areas include:

  • history of psychology
  • odour memory
  • wine expertise


Email: bob.boakes [at] sydney.edu.au

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