Lincoln Colling, PhD

Data, Software, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

Current Position

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

School of Psychology

University of Sussex



I’m a cognitive scientist based at the University of Sussex. My work spans neuroscience, experimental psychology, and philosophy and I try to investigate problems at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives.

Before the University of Sussex, I held research positions at the University of Cambridge, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), and the Donders Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). I also held a lectureship in the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University (Brisbane, Australia).

I completed my PhD, titled Predicting the Actions of Other Agents, in 2012 in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, where I was affiliated with the Collective Cognition Research Group, the Perception and Action Research Centre, and the Music, Sound, and Performance Laboratory. Before this, I completed my Bachelor and Master of Science degree in the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland.


Recently published: What’s in a Badge? A Computational Reproducibility Investigation of the Open Data Badge Policy in One Issue of Psychological Science in Psychological Science [link to publisher]