Faculty of Health

Dr. Kimberley McFarlane

Phone: (03) 53276560
Email: k.mcfarlane@federation.edu
Room: 2W-278
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (The University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (The University of Queensland)
  • PhD (The University of Queensland)

Teaching areas

  • Foundation Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Research Supervision

Professional associations

  • Member of the Psychonomic Society

Research interests

  • The processes that underlie memory formation and forgetting, particularly the role of attention and interference with consolidation.
  • The subjective experience of remembering and imagining the future.
  • The potential to apply experimental memory research in legal domains.

Representative Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Burt, J. S., McFarlane, K. A., Kelly, S. J., Humphreys, M. S., Weatherall, K. G., & Burrell, R. G. (2017). Brand name confusion: Subjective and objective measures of orthographic similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(3), 320-335. doi:10.1037/xap0000127

Humphreys, M. S., McFarlane, K. A., Burt, J. S., Kelly, S. J., Weatherall, K. G., & Burrell, R. G. (2017). Recognition in context: Implications for trade mark law. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(5), 1665-1672. doi:10.3758/s13423-017-1235-6

Humphreys, M. S., McFarlane, K. A., Burt, J. S., Kelly, S. J., Weatherall, K. G., & Burrell, R. G. (2017). How important is the name in predicting false recognition for lookalike brands? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 23(3), 381-395. doi:10.1037/law0000133

McFarlane, K. A., & Humphreys, M. S. (2012). Maintenance rehearsal: The key to the role attention plays in storage and forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38(4), 1001-1018. doi:10.1037/a0026783

Humphreys, M. S., Maguire, A. M., McFarlane, K. A., Burt, J. S., Bolland, S. W., Murray, K. L., & Dunn, R. (2010). Using maintenance rehearsal to explore recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cogni