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

2023 – 2026

Investigating the link between maternal and child mental health using longitudinal datasets starting in the antenatal period at the Centre of Women’s and Children’s Mental Health in the Psychiatry Department.


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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2021 – 2022

Investigating how sense of agency and action-outcome learning constrain compassionate action at the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies.

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.