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Dr Oliver Baumann

Associate Professor

Level 3, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Faculty of Society & Design

Accepting PhD Students

Professional biography

Dr Oliver Bauman is originally from Germany and has joined Bond University in 2018. He received his Master of Psychology with specialisation in Neuropsychology from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany) and his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Regensburg (Germany). He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS). He has worked at several high-profile academic institutions including Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Glasgow (U.K.), and the University of Queensland (Australia). Dr Baumann has received several competitive awards and grants (e.g. University of Queensland Research Excellence Award, Griffith University Discovery Award, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA); National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant). His work also generated considerable media interest (e.g. Australian Broadcast Cooperation, Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail, Canadian Broadcast Cooperation). Dr Baumann has made seminal discoveries in the area of human spatial perception, memory and emotion. To address fundamental and applied psychological questions, he uses a combination of human behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging methods.

Research interests

I am an experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist using a combination of human behavioural testing, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging.

The focus of my research in the last years has been on understanding memory processes and wayfinding behaviour.

In addition, I am interested in environmental psychological processes, i.e. how indoor and outdoor environments influence our cognitions and emotions.

Teaching expertise

Dr. Baumann has taught in the areas of Emotion & Motivation, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, and Ethics.

Professional admissions

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Member of the Society for Neuroscience
  • Editorial Board Member for the journal The Cerebellum

Professional appointments

  • Bond University Research Integrity Officer (FSD)


  • Psychology, PhD, University of Regensburg, Award Date: 6 Dec 2006
  • Psychology, Master, Award Date: 24 Nov 2003

Fields of Research

  • Applied and developmental psychology

Statement for HDR students

I have experience supervising student research projects across a range of topics relating to emotional, cognitive, neural, and social processes. I am happy to discuss potential projects with prospective students.

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