I joined QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling as a Professor in 2020. After receiving my PhD in psychology from Justus Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany, I joined The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology in 1991 and moved to Curtin University in Perth in 2014. My research, both basic and applied, is concerned with emotion, attention and their interaction. In particular, it is concerned with the manner in which emotionally salient stimuli are processed and how emotional responses such as likes, dislikes or fears are acquired, maintained and reduced. This research uses behavioural and psychophysiological paradigms to address these questions.