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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 passed his PhD thesis examination with no amendments in April 2024. His research focuses on associative learning, with a keen interest in learning across multiple contexts in classical and instrumental conditioning and its effects on the recovery of first-learned associations. 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 a PhD from James Cook University (2020-2024), where he received a fee-waiver scholarship amounting to SGD $130,000, an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with Distinction from King’s College London (2017-2019), an MSc in International Business Management (top graduate, cohort-wide) from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland (2015-2016), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice with Distinction 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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