Researcher biography

Prof. Guy Wallis studies visual recognition and visuomotor behaviour. His investigations combine computational modelling with data drawn from behavioural studies. Many of these behavioural studies are conducted in computer-controlled, virtual environments.

Guy holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Imperial College, London) and a PhD in Visual Neuroscience (Oxford University, UK). He joined the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences in 1998 after a three year period as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany. His research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Human Frontier Science Program, and the Wellcome Trust, as well as through industry partnerships with the Queensland Construction Training Centre, the Australian Coal Association Research Program, Queensland Health, the US Air Force and Boeing.

  • ARC Medical Research Advisory Group (2022-2024)
  • Elected Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (2022)
  • ARC College of Experts (2019-2021)
  • CSIRO CSS Human Research Ethics Committee member (2020-2022)
  • UQ Health and Behavioural Sciences Faculty, HDR Supervision Award (2018)
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • ARC QEII Fellowship (2003-2007)
  • UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2003)
Featured projects Duration
Interface Design for Haul Truck Proximity System
Australian Coal Association research program
Subcortical control of human reaching?
ARC Discovery Project
Work Cover Queensland and National Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant
The sensory prerequisites of effective simulator-based pilot training
Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Max Planck Society & Boeing Australia
The Fundamentals of Colonoscopy: The Development and Evaluation of a National Training Program
Queensland Health