Research in the SoBA Lab explores how we perceive and interact with other agents in a social world, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ramsey & Professor Emily S. Cross
The Social Brain in Action Lab is based jointly within the Psychology and Cognitive Science departments at Macquarie University in sunny Sydney, Australia, and also at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology in bonnie Scotland. We also continue to have several wonderful PhD students and collaborators working on projects at Bangor University in North Wales. So whether you like your social neuroscience hot and dry, or cool and damp, we have you covered!



July 19, 2020

A three-year, full-time postdoc position is available to work with Emily at @MQCogSci (apply here, deadline 8 August 2021), and a 1-1.5 year postdoc position to join #TeamSoBots at University of Glasgow as part of the ERC Social Robots project is also available. Email Emily if interested in either post.

June 09, 2020

On June 10, 2020, we as a lab offer our full support to #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives. Please visit our social equality page for further information.

May 14, 2020

Two more postdoc positions will be advertised soon - one for the Glasgow wing of the SoBA Lab and one for the Sydney wing! Watch this space for updates...!

March 26, 2020

As the whole world comes to germs, I mean, TERMS with the coronavirus pandemic, we are doing our best as a lab to keep our team connected, motivated and moving forward in these extremely uncertain times. Rich and Emily are both currently looking to recruit new postdocs for 3 year positions in Sydney, and Emily will soon be recruiting an ERC-funded postdoc for the Glasgow team, once Ruud moves on to pastures new & professorial (sad for #TeamSoBots, awesome for Ruud!). While timelines remain a little uncertain, this also means we have some flexibility regarding start date, so do get in touch with Rich or Emily if interested and we all hope to be back to science as usual (even if it's the new usual) soon. Stay safe! (& WASH YOUR HANDS!)

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