image1Biographical Info:

I received a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in 2016. During my undergraduate degree, I volunteered as a research assistant in TILDA and The Infant and Child Research Lab in the TCD Department of Psychology. My final year project looked at the ability of the ventriloquist effect to bias the perception of distance between two external sounds. I began working as a research assistant in the O’Connell lab in the Summer of 2016 and I will start my PhD in September 2017.

Research Interests:

  • Perceptual decision making
  • Visual Processing
  • Predictive coding
  • Multisensory perception


McGovern, D. P., Walsh, K. S., Bell, J., & Newell, F. N. (2016). Individual differences in context-dependent effects reveal common mechanisms underlying the direction aftereffect and direction repulsion. Vision Research.