PhD Candidate
Department of Psychology and Counselling
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University

Sarah is an international PhD student who joined La Trobe’s Vision and Action Lab in 2015. She holds an Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Biopsychology and Cognition from the University of Michigan where she conducted research on adult dog social play with Barbara Smuts. Before coming to La Trobe, Sarah worked at the Duke Canine Cognition Center with Brian Hare and Evan MacLean assessing predictors of successful service dogs. More recently she has collaborated with Friederike Range and Zsofia Viranyi at the Clever Dog Lab on projects addressing wolf social play and dog social communication. Sarah is currently working on perception and cognition in dogs at La Trobe, specifically whether or not dogs are susceptible to geometric optical illusions.