Education and Employment History

Kelsey Perrykkad

This page includes a brief summary of Kelsey’s past positions in teaching and research over the last decade of her career. For a full CV please contact Kelsey, or see her LinkedIn.

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2021 –

Investigating how sense of agency and action-outcome learning constrain compassionate action.


Doctor of Philosophy

2017 – 2021

Thesis Title: Self in Autism: A Predictive Perspective

Supervisors: Jakob Hohwy and Sharna Jamadar

Bachelor of Arts

2010 – 2014

Double Major: Cognitive Science and Philosophy

Minor: Studio Art

Selection of Previous Teaching and Research Positions

Teaching Associate

2017 – 2020

Co-ordinated, lectured and tutored second year Critical Thinking course, including developing new content. Tutored Philosophy of Mind and Time, Self and Mind.

Senior Research Assistant, EEG Lab Manager

2014 – 2017

Worked primarily with Ross Cunnington on a Science of Learning Research Center project collecting physiological data from children in 24 real-life classrooms across Brisbane. Ran a project involving mobile EEG recording while participants threw darts.

Senior Research Officer

2016 – 2017

Recruitment and design of the Classroom Acoustics Project which tested the efficacy of sound field systems in improving classroom performance of autistic and non-autistic children.

Research Assistant

2011 – 2013

Worked with Clair Morrissey primarily on the development of course content (Environmental Ethics and Philosophy of Art) including a novel pedagogical method for teaching philosophy by collectively using and annotating shared online reading material.