Kirsten Challinor

Adjunct Lecturer

I am a sensory perceptual research scientist and Psychology & Optometry lecturer who specialises in visual motion perception, contrast perception, attention, and neuro-computational modelling. 

I am fascinated by how the human brain processes information collected by our senses. My research seeks to further describe and understand the neural mechanisms by which we perceive our world.

At the University of New South Wales I teach Optometry and Vision Science students about statistics, vision science and evidence-based practice: www.statsinfocus.com. I also manage a blended learning project in Medicine- improving supervisor training: www.clinsupervisor.com. I helped apadt this content for Optometry Supervisors: www.clinsupervisor.com/optometry.

I was recently a project manager on for a project on improving the use of Evidence-based practice in Optometry. See http://www.eboptometry.com
for further information about this exciting project.

Publications

Conference Papers
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Lo WW; Rhee J; Challinor K; Zwar N; Balasooriya C; Damadoran A; Bhalla S; Thompson R; Vuong K, 2015, 'Don’t BLAST your medical students! Teaching clinical supervisors how to support students experiencing difficulties', in Don’t BLAST your medical students! Teaching clinical supervisors how to support students experiencing difficulties, Australasian Doctors Health Conference, Melbourne, presented at Australasian Doctors Health Conference, Melbourne, 22 October 2015 - 25 October 2015, http://www.adhc2015.org.au/Winston%20Lo%20-%20Don't%20Blast%20your%20Medical%20Students.pdf
2015
Journal articles
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Brooks KR; Mond J; Mitchison D; Stevenson RJ; Challinor KL; Stephen ID, 2020, 'Looking at the Figures: Visual Adaptation as a Mechanism for Body-Size and -Shape Misperception', Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 15, pp. 133 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1745691619869331
2020
Challinor KL; Mond J; Stephen ID; Mitchison D; Stevenson RJ; Hay P; Brooks KR, 2017, 'Body size and shape misperception and visual adaptation: An overview of an emerging research paradigm', Journal of International Medical Research, vol. 45, pp. 2001 - 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060517726440
2017
Khuu SK; Honson VJ; Challinor KL, 2016, 'The Influence of Cast Shadows on the Detection of Three-Dimensional Curved Contour Structure', Perception, vol. 2016, pp. 425 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0301006615622323
2016
Suttle CM; Challinor KL; Thompson RE; Pesudovs K; Togher L; Chiavaroli N; Lee A; Junghans B; Stapleton F; Watt K; Jalbert I, 2015, 'Attitudes and barriers to evidence-based practice in optometry educators', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, pp. 514 - 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000550
2015
Brooks KR; Morris T; Challinor KL; Thompson P, 2013, 'Erratum: Can MT models of speed perception account for the effects of stimulus complexity, contrast and spatial frequency on perceived speed? (Clinical EEG and Neuroscience (2012) 43 (3) 215-250)', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, vol. 44, pp. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1550059413444821
2013
Challinor KL; Brooks KR, 2013, 'Erratum: Contrast induced speed misperception: A map of the spatio-temporal frequency surface (Clinical EEG and Neuroscience (2012) 43 (3) 215-250)', Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, vol. 44, pp. 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1550059413444821
2013
Brooks K; Challinor K, 2012, 'Perceived speed and uncertainty: Can a Bayesian model of speed perception account for the effects of contrast?', PERCEPTION, vol. 41, pp. 221 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03010066120410S101
2012
Brooks KR; Challinor KL, 2012, 'A map of perceived speed at low- and high-contrast across the spatiotemporal frequency surface', I-PERCEPTION, vol. 3, pp. 248 - 248, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000208942400034&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2012
Mather G; Challinor K, 2011, 'Psychophysical Evidence for Spatiotemporal Tuning in Human Motion Sensing Receptive Fields', i-Perception, vol. 2, pp. 412 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/ic412
2011
Challinor KL; Mather G, 2010, 'A motion-energy model predicts the direction discrimination and MAE duration of two-stroke apparent motion at high and low retinal illuminance', Vision Research, vol. 50, pp. 1109 - 1116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2010.04.002
2010
Meese TS; Challinor KL; Summers RJ; Baker DH, 2009, 'Suppression pathways saturate with contrast for parallel surrounds but not for superimposed cross-oriented masks', Vision Research, vol. 49, pp. 2927 - 2935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2009.09.006
2009
Meese TS; Georgeson MA; Baker DH; Holmes DJ; Challinor KL; Summers RJ, 2009, 'Suppression and summation in contrast gain control for human vision', PERCEPTION, vol. 38, pp. 627 - 627, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000266855900032&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009
Mather G; Challinor KL, 2009, 'Psychophysical properties of two-stroke apparent motion', Journal of Vision, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/9.1.28
2009
Challinor KL; Mather G, 2009, 'Biphasic temporal response of low-level motion detectors in human vision revealed by a direction discrimination task', PERCEPTION, vol. 38, pp. 8 - 8, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000207905000023&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009
Challinor KL; Meese TS; Holmes DJ, 2008, 'A two-stage process for masking: Linear suppression is more broadly tuned than super-suppression', PERCEPTION, vol. 37, pp. 313 - 313, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000255723300025&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2008
Meese TS; Challinor KL; Summers RJ, 2008, 'A common contrast pooling rule for suppression within and between the eyes', Visual Neuroscience, vol. 25, pp. 585 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095252380808070X
2008
Challinor KL; Meese TS; Summers RJ; Jagatia SP; Cooper MA, 2007, 'Contrast transduction within suppressive pathways is almost linear for monoptic, dichoptic, and binocular cross-channel masking', PERCEPTION, vol. 36, pp. 1405 - 1406, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000252347700031&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Meese TS; Holmes DJ; Challinor KL, 2007, 'Remote facilitation in the Fourier domain', Vision Research, vol. 47, pp. 1112 - 1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2006.11.010
2007
Challinor KL; Meese TS; Summers RJ, 2007, 'Surround suppression saturates, cross-orientation suppression does not', PERCEPTION, vol. 36, pp. 38 - 38, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000250594600137&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Challinor K, 2005, 'Opponent-motion normalisation does not predict direction discrimination at low contrasts', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 57, pp. 47 - 47, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000234555700158&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2005
Challinor K, 2004, 'Opponent-motion normalisation predicts direction discrimination', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 56, pp. 109 - 109, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000226723400367&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2004