Faculty of Health

Dr Jacqui Howell

Phone: 5122 6381
Email: jacqui.howell@federation.edu.au
Room: Gippsland Campus, 2W 279
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University - 2014
  • Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice - Monash University - 2013
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Monash University - 2007
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science - Monash University - 2006

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Psychology (Behavioural Studies)
  • Psychology in the Workplace (Behavioural Studies)

Biography

Jacqui gained research skills and a passion for research while working as a research assistant during her undergraduate degree in cognitive science. Jacqui continued her studies completing an Honours degree and enrolling in a PhD while gaining teaching experience in Psychological Studies as a teaching associate. From 2011 to 2013 Jacqui was the recipient of an Early Career Development Fellowship. Jacqui is teaching into the Psychological Studies program and conducting research in several fields. Grants and Scholarships 2012: SAMSS Research Grant Assist attendance to Eurohaptics 2012 in Tampere, Finland Gippsland Campus-HUMCASS (Split-costed) Research Scholarship For students enrolled in a research masters degree or PhD with first class honours or equivalent.

Postgraduate publication prize commendation for "A comparison of the haptic and visual horizontal-vertical illusion" presented at Eurohaptics, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Postgraduate Travel Grants Award Assistance with the travelling expenses of attending an international conference to present publication. Gippsland Education Scholarship Fund Honours Scholarship/HUMCASS Honours Award Student with the highest GPA calculated on the basis of the Honours entry requirements. Achiever Award (Gippsland Educational Scholarship Fund) Undergraduate scholarship for applicants with a high ENTER score or equivalent.

Research interests

  • Psychophysics
  • Illusions
  • Cross-modal comparisons
  • Length and spatial perception

Publications

Refereed conference proceedings

Van Doorn, G.H., Howell, J., & Hohwy, J. (2015). Attenuated self-tickle sensation even under trajectory perturbation. Consciousness and Cognition, 36, 147-153. (IF: 2.03).

Howell, J.L., Symmons, M.A., Van Doorn, G.H., 2013, Using traditional horizontal-vertical illusion figures and single lines to directly compare haptics and vision, IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, 14 April 2013 to 18 April 2013, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 673-676.

Howell, J.L., Symmons, M.A., Van Doorn, G.H., 2012, The misperception of length in vision, haptics and audition, Haptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication: International Conference, EuroHaptics 2012, Tampere, Finland, June 13-15, 2012 Proceedings, Part II, 13 June 2012 to 15 June 2012, Springer, Germany, pp. 55-60.

Van Doorn, G., Hohwy, J., Symmons, M., Howell, J., 2012, The more they move the less they know: Cutaneous capture of kinesthesis?, IEEE Haptics Symposium 2012, 4 March 2012 to 7 March 2012, IEEE, USA, pp. 177-182.

Van Doorn, G.H., Richardson, B.L., Symmons, M.A., Howell, J.L., 2012, Cutaneous inputs yield judgments of line length that are equal to, or better than, those based on kinesthetic inputs, Haptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication: International Confernce, EuroHaptics 2012, Tampere, Finland, June 13-15, 2012 Proceedings, Part II, 13 June 2012 to 15 June 2012, Springer, Germany, pp. 25-30.

Howell, J.L., Symmons, M.A., Wuillemin, D.B., 2010, A comparison of the haptic and visual horizontal-vertical illusion, Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, 8 July 2010 to 10 July 2010, Springer, Berlin Germany, pp. 347-352.

Seminar presentations

Howell, J. 2011. The misperception of length in vision, haptics and audition. Sensory Integration & Perception Workshop, 16 December 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Howell, J., Symmons, M., Van Doorn, G., 2012. Direct comparison of the haptic and visual horizontal-vertical illusions using traditional figures and single lines. International Multisensory Research Forum, 19 June 2012 to 22 June 2012, Oxford, London.