Dr Robert Eres
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Australia; Bachelor of Psychological Science, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Centre for Mental Health
- GS204 Hawthorn campus
Dr Eres is a Post-Doctoral research fellow in the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He undertook his PhD at The School of Psychological Sciences and The Centre for Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences at Monash University under the supervision of Dr Pascal Molenberghs and Associate Professor Winnifred Louis. In his doctoral research, Dr Eres explored the neurobiological correlates related to empathy and moral judgment and decision making. He used neuroimaging techniques to differentiate functional and structural brain regions associated with empathizing with different group memberships. In 2019, Dr Eres will further his clinical expertise by commencing a four year clinical psychology program at Swinburne University of Technology.
Dr Eres’s doctoral studies were supported by competitive, national scholarship funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training, as well as Establishment grants and Internal top-up scholarships for high achievers from The University of Queensland and Monash University, respectively. Dr Eres has contributed to many peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at international and domestic conferences extensively. Dr Eres has mentored students from undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate level and has supervised 5 Honours students. During his PhD candidacy, Dr Eres established writing retreats and workshops for postgraduate and research higher degree students both at The University of Queensland and Monash University. Dr Eres also served on several academic committees and was president of the Psychology Students’ Association.
Currently, Dr Eres is working with Dr Michelle Lim in the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory on projects aimed at reducing loneliness in different populations, including young people with psychosis, social anxiety disorder, and students vulnerable to attrition. His current research aims to investigate the neurological and biological correlates of loneliness across different populations and to develop state of the art interventions to help regulate emotions in medication resistant psychopathologies.
More information about Dr Robert Eres and his research interests can be found at https://shawlaboratory.org
Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience; Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
How does loneliness influence the distribution of spatial attention?: Loneliness has be suggested to alter the way we perceive our environment. In fact, lonely people are thought to show greater sensitivity to social stressors. Therefore, in this project we will be trying to determine whether priming people with lonely and non-lonely stimuli alters how they deploy their attention. We will use the Posner cueing task to test this.
Fields of Research
- Biological Psychology (neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) - 170101
- Neurosciences Not Elsewhere Classified - 110999
- Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology - 170106
- 2016, Other, Three Minute Thesis Award - Winner for Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University
- 2015, Other, Three minute Thesis - Runners Up, The University of Queensland
- 2015, Other, Monash Internal Top-Up Scholarship: $8000, Monash University
- 2014, Other, International Travel Grant: $3000, Society for Social Neuroscience and Society for Neuroscience, The University of Queensland
- 2014, Other, Domestic Travel Grant: Australasian Society for Social Neuroscience, The University of Queensland
- 2013, Other, Establishment Grant: $2500, The University of Queensland
- 2013, National, Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Queensland
- 2012, Other, Dean's Commendation for High Achievement, The University of Queensland
- 2011, Other, Dean's Commendation for High Achievement, The University of Queensland
- 2010, National, Summer Research Scholarship: $3000, The University of Queensland
- 2010, Other, Dean's Commendation for High Achievement, The University of Queensland
- 2009, Other, Dean's Commendation for High Achievement, The University of Queensland
- 2016 - 2017: Committee Member, Psychology Students Executive Committee, Australia
- 2016 (current): Committee Member, Melbourne Spikers Volleyball Club, Australia
- 2010 - 2011: President, Psychology Students Assocation, Australia
- 2011 - 2012: Committee Member, The University of Queensland (School of Psychology)- Academic Committee , Australia
- 2011 - 2012: Committee Member, The University of Queensland (School of Psychology) - Teaching and Learning Committee, Australia
- 2015 (current): Committee Member, Melbourne Spikers Volleyball Club Inc, Australia
- 2020 (current): Member, Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Australia
- 2019 - 2019: Member, Association for Psychological Society, Australia
- 2019 - 2019: Selector, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Also published as: Eres, Robert; Eres, R.
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- 2016-05-10: WHY WE DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING - The Wire
- 2016-05-09: The science behind piracy: Guilt portion of the brain fails to fire - Monash University
- 2016-05-08: Melbourne neuroscientists uncover why people don’t feel online piracy guilt - Herald Sun
- 2016-03-01: Scanning for Empathy - Australasian Sciene Magazine
- 2015-06-18: Emotional brains 'physically different' to rational ones - Monash University Press Release