The Committee

On 8/12/2017 a general meeting of the society elected the following members to committee positions to serve until the next general meeting held in 2019.


Peter Slezak (University of New South Wales)

General Secretary

Elizabeth Schier (Macquarie University)

Conference Convenor

Kate Devitt (Queensland University of Technology)IMG_9063

Dr S Kate Devitt is a philosopher and cognitive scientist researching decision support tools and autonomous systems for the Faculty of Law and Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology. She received her Honours degree in the history and philosophy of science with a major in psychology at the University of Melbourne and her PhD in philosophy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with a Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science. Kate works as an applied epistemologist with transdisciplinary research teams to understand and improve human decision making including: mapping how people make decisions; conceiving of how people ought to make decisions and how technologies, systems and processes can be designed, implemented and adapted to enhance human flourishing. Kate is a member of the Leadership team of the IntelliSensing Enabling Platform and a postdoctoral fellow in cognitive decision science for the Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology.


Twitter: @skdevitt


Natalia Bilton (Charles Sturt University)image001

Natalia Bilton received her PhD from the University of Newcastle. She has 16 years’ experience teaching student cohorts ranging from first year science to third year medical students. She currently lectures at the School of Biomedical Sciences and her research interests are grounded in educational neuroscience, alternative pedagogies and creative teaching in anatomy and physiology. Natalia joined the society this year and is looking forward to further meetings.

Student Representative

Elia Dokos (Macquarie University)

Communications Officer

Glenn Carruthers (Charles Sturt University)14639641_10206199525947681_8049185361170290536_n

Glenn has been a part of the ASCS since 2007. In 2016 he redrafted the constitution of the society and  formed a committee to reinvigorate the society, leading to the “Cognition on the Coast” Conference in 2017. His work to date has focused on cognitive models of consciousness, especially self consciousness.