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Professor Mary Foster

Role: Professor of Behavioural Psychology
     
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Department: Psychology

Email: m.foster@waikato.ac.nz

Faculty Profile

Research Expertise

  • Theory, methods and application of behaviour analysis with humans and animals
  • Animals - measurement of preference and demand
  • Humans – remembering, preference measurement, learning, communication
  • Functional analysis of challenging behaviour

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Experimental Analysis of Human and Animal Behaviour
  • Assessment and Measurement of Behaviour

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Research Leader, Learning, Behaviour and Welfare Research, 1976 -
  • PhD Supervisions:  22 to completion from 1983; eight current PhD theses
  • Chair, FASS Conference Leave Committee, 2000-2007; Member, 2008-
  • Convenor, Department of Psychology PgDipPracPsyc(ABA) Programme, 2006-
  • Convenor, Department of Psychology MAppPsy(BA) Programme, 2004-
  • Chair, Waikato Clinical Psychology Education Trust Board, Hamilton, 2002-2004
  • Psychology Dept Rep, Waikato Clinical Psychology Education Trust Board,2001-2004
  • Chair, Department of Psychology, 2001-2004
  • Editorial Board Member, The Behaviour Analyst, 2003-2006, 1994-1996; The Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1998-2000
  • Pro-Dean for Graduate & Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, 1999-2001
  • Chair, Faculty Graduate Advisers Committee, 1999-2001
  • Pro-Dean for Research, FASS, and University Research Committee, 1997-2000
  • Founding Member, NZ Behaviour Analysis Group; conference organiser in 1992 and 2000
  • Member, Ron Kilgour Memorial Trust Management Committee, 1990-

Awards/Honours

  • Ranked 31= of the most prolific scholars in Behaviour Analysis from 1992-2001, 2004 
  • Member, Health Research Council of New Zealand Assessing Committee, 1999-2000; Quantitative Assessing Committee, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997

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