I am a cognitive scientist interested in the development of expertise across a variety of applied domains (e.g., forensics, medicine, higher education). Currently, I am a McKenzie Research Fellow working with Dr Jason Lodge and Professor Gregor Kennedy at the University of Melbourne, in Australia. Previously, I worked as a Research Fellow with Associate Professor Jason Tangen in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland (UQ). I also completed my PhD in psychology at UQ on the nature and development of visual expertise in fingerprint identification. 

A list of my publications can be found here.

Email: rachel.searston@gmail.com