About

Marc is currently a lecturer in psychology with the College of Healthcare Sciences at James Cook University Bebegu Yumba (Townsville) Campus. He was formerly a research assistant, sessional subject coordinator, lecturer and tutor, and PhD Candidate at James Cook University Singapore from 2020 to 2023. As a PhD Candidate, Marc was also the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Representative for the JCU Singapore Research Committee and the JCU Australia Research Education Sub-Committee.

Marc completed his PhD thesis examination in April 2024. His research focuses on associative learning, with a keen interest in contextual learning across multiple contexts in classical and instrumental conditioning. His doctoral study provided insights into the factors that can reduce the effectiveness of experimental extinction learning when original associations are learned across multiple contexts.

Marc is a passionate lecturer whose philosophy revolves around enhancing student outcomes through improved access to learning materials and creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Marc has consistently achieved high subject (4.9 / 5 for SP52 2023 PY2111) and teacher ratings (5 / 5 for SP52 2023 PY2111) across his subjects. Additionally, Marc is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an accolade that reflects his commitment to excellence in higher education teaching and assessment.

Marc's educational background includes an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with Distinction from King’s College London (2017-2019), an MSc in International Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland (2015-2016), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Liverpool (2023-2024), and a Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling from Republic Polytechnic, Singapore (2020-2021).

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  • PY1103: Critical Thinking in Psychology (Level 1; TSV)
  • PY2111: Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance (Level 2; TSV)
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  • Associative learning
  • Learning and behaviour
  • Pavlovian conditioning
  • Operant conditioning
  • Learning in multiple contexts
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