Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
Ross Hollett worked for the University of Western Australia while completing his PhD from 2010 until 2015. This has involved teaching across almost all the undergraduate Psychology units offered at UWA. His PhD investigated the role of alcohol craving on decision-making using traditional and novel forms of risk assessment. Over the course of this project he co-supervised 5 related honours projects.
Ross is currently using eye tracking technology to understand how certain types of media (namely video games and pornography) influence real world attitudes and behaviour. He conducts this research within the Gaming Analytics Laboratory as part of the Cognition Research Group at Edith Cowan University. Ross is also investigating whether the implementation of certain harm reduction strategies (e.g., pill testing) in recreational contexts (e.g., music festivals, nightclubs) would lead to safer substance use behaviour.
Research Areas and Interests
Gender representations in violent and sexual media
Substance use and risk taking
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