Professor Rick Richardson

BA, MA, PhD, Kent State University, USA
(02) 9385 1048

I am the course co-ordinator for PSYC3241 (Psychobiology of Memory and Motivation) and also give lectures in PSYC1002 (First year Psychology – on animal learning).

Current Post-Doctoral Research Associates


Kathryn Baker

PhD, Monash University

DECRA project – Impaired fear inhibition in adolescence: An imbalance in the brain?

Kelsey Zimmermann

PhD, Emory

Developmental Analysis of CRH-projecting neurons after early life stress.

Current PhD students 

Sarah Altmann

The Effect of Prenatal Stress on Social Development in Infant Rat Pups and their Mothers.


Nathalie Elliott

Examining developmental differences in fear generalisation after early life stress


Sarah Bae

PKMζ and the Maintenance of Fear Memories in Infancy.

Maddy Bisby

The role of the endocannabinoid system in fear extinction in adolescent rats.

Anthea Stylianakis

The effect of chronic stress on adolescent human and non-human behaviour, brain function, and genetic regulation

Sylvia Harmon-Jones


Current Honours students (2019)

Suzana Djukic

Early-life stress and BDNF

Xiao (Claire) Qiu

Reducing relapse through memory integration

Jeremy Bowers

Early-life stress and perineuronal nets