- Associate Professor (Level D), University of New South Wales (2016-present)
- Associate Professor (Level D), University of Adelaide (2013-2015)
- Senior Lecturer (Level C), University of Adelaide (2009-2012)
- Lecturer (Level B), University of Adelaide (2006-2008)
- Postdoctoral Researcher (Level A), University of Adelaide (2004-2006)
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University (2002-2004)
- Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Adelaide (1999-2003)
- Honours First Class in Psychology, University of Adelaide (1998)
- Bachelor of Social Science, University of Adelaide (1994-1997).
National Competitive Grants
- Hayes, BK, Navarro, DJ & Kemp, C (2019-2021). The dog that didn’t bark: A Bayesian
account of reasoning from censored data. ARC Discovery Project DP190101224 Value:
- Navarro, DJ & Newell, BR (2019-2021). The psychology of (not) wanting to know. ARC
Discovery Project DP190101076. Value: $430,000
- Navarro, DJ & Lee, MD (2015-2018). Learning and choosing in a complex world. ARC Discovery Project DP150104206. Value: $330,000
- Navarro, DJ (2012-2016). How is information represented in the mind? Learning structured mental representations from data. ARC Future Fellowship FT110100431. Value: $608,000
- Navarro, DJ, Perfors, AF & Tenenbaum, J (2011-2014). How are beliefs altered by data? Robust Bayesian models for human inductive inference. ARC Discovery Project DP110104949. Value: $445,000.
- Navarro, DJ (2007-2011). Hierarchical Bayesian models for human conceptual learning. ARC Discovery Project DP0773794. Value: $510,000.
- Navarro, DJ, Lee, MD & Maio Mackay, M (2005-2007). Psychological user profiling in the telecommunications industry. ARC Linkage Project LP0562206. Value: $449,000.
- Lee, MD & Navarro, DJ (2004-2006). Extending cognitive models to account for individual differences. ARC Discovery Project DP0451793. Value: $230,000.
Research Contracts, Consultancies & Small Grants
- Martire, KM, Towler, A & Navarro, DJ (2018). Using tournaments to understand the limits and acquisition of expertise in forensic sciences. Value: $20,000
- Navarro, DJ & Ballantyne, K (2018). Evaluating and improving expert judgment in the forensic sciences: A hierarchical Bayesian approach. UNSW Industry Seed Fund, Value: $19,000
- Martire, KM, Newell, BR & Navarro DJ (2018). Mind-environment interactions in probability judgments. UNSW Gold Star Award $40,000.
- Navarro, DJ (2015). Introduction to R. Consultancy with DSTO. Value: $6000
- Ma-Wyatt, A, Burns, N, Dunn, J & Navarro, DJ (2014). Equipment grant. School of Psychology RIBG Large Grant Scheme. Value: $27,000.
- Navarro, DJ (2013). Introduction to R. Consultancy with CSIRO Value: $2500.
- Navarro, DJ (2007). Decision-making experiments in an oil & gas context. Research agreement with the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide; original funds from Exxon & Santos. Value: $35,000.
- Navarro, DJ (2007). Review of the social network analysis literature. Research contract with Defense Research and Development Canada. Value: $22,000.
- Navarro, DJ (2005). Human similarity judgments on email. Research contract with Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Value: $33,000.
Awards, Fellowships & Prizes
- Belinda Xie (co-authors: Brett Hayes & Dani Navarro): Best student presentation award EPC 2018
- Simon De Deyne, Amy Perfors and Dani Navarro: Best paper award CoLing 2016
- Wai Keen Vong (co-athors: Drew Hendrickson, Amy Perfors and Dani Navarro) Marr prize for best student first author paper CogSci 2016
- Steven Langsford (co-authors: Amy Perfors, Drew Hendrickson, Lauren Kennedy and Dani Navarro) Best student presentation award EPC 2015
- Dinis Gokaydin (supervisors, Dani Navarro, Amy Perfors, Anna Ma-Wyatt): Dean’s commendation for PhD thesis excellence, University of Adelaide, 2015
- Dani Navarro and Rachel Stephens: Executive Dean's Teaching and Learning Prize, 2013. Awarded by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. For work on psychological research methods and statistics teaching.
- Dani Navarro: ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2015)
- Dani Navarro: ARC Australian Research Fellowship (2007-2011)
- Dani Navarro: William K Estes Award, 2007, given by the international Society for Mathematical Psychology for contributions to mathematical psychology by an early career researcher.
- Dani Navarro: ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2006)
- Dani Navarro: Frank Dalziel prize for best PhD dissertation at University of Adelaide in behavioural science.
- Publication list here
- Selected talks here
UNSW psychology - large classes
- 2018 Cognitive Science III (6 lectures)
- 2018 Perception & Cognition II (6 lectures)
- 2017 Perception & Cognition II (6 lectures, myExp: approval 97%, mean 5.2/6)
- 2016 Perception & Cognition II (6 lectures, CATEI: approval 97%, mean 5.3/6)
UNSW psychology - small classes
- 2018 Research internship: Programming in R (6 x 2hr workshops x 2 semesters)
- 2018 Honours elective: Minds & Machines (10 x 2hr workshops)
- 2017 Honours elective: Minds & Machines (10 x 2hr workshops)
- 2016 Honours elective: Minds & Machines (10 x 2hr workshops)
Adelaide Uni - research methods classes
- 2014: Doing Research in Psychology II (20 lectures; not assessed)
- 2014: Honours Research Methods IV (1 x 2hr lecture; not assessed)
- 2012: Doing Research in Psychology II (20 lectures, SELT approval: 97%)
- 2011: Doing Research in Psychology II (2o lectures, SELT approval: 96%)
Adelaide Uni - computer science classes
- 2014: Computational Cognitive Science III (18 lectures; small class)
- 2012: Computational Cognitive Science III (18 lectures; small class)
- 2011: Computational Cognitive Science III (18 lectures; small class)
- 2010: Computational Cognitive Science III (18 lectures; small class)
Adelaide Uni - cognitive psychology classes
- 2010: Perception & Cognition III (3 lectures, SELT approval: 100%)
- 2009: Perception & Cognition III (3 lectures, SELT approval: 100%)
- 2008: Cognition III (12 lectures, SELT approval: 93%)
- 2007: Cognition III (12 lectures, SELT approval: 95%)
- 2006: Psychology II, Language lectures (6 lectures, SELT approval: 89%)
- 2006: Decision Making in Real Environments VII (small class)
- 2006: Perception & Cognition III. (6 lectures, SELT approval: 92%)
- 2005: Perception & Cognition III. (6 lectures, SELT approval: 100%)
Current lab members
- PhD theses supervised: Wai Keen Vong (2018), Lauren Kennedy (2017), Steven Langsford (2017), Dinis Gokaydin (2015), Anastasia Ejova (2013), Rachel Stephens (2013), Luke Maurits (2011), Malcolm Pattinson (2011), Ben Stone (2010), Victoria Gilliland (2010)
- Masters theses supervised: Nigel Dobson-Keeffe (2007), M Dunn (2011), Martin Wong (2011).
- Honours theses supervised: Candy Liu (2017), Michelle Keshwa (2016), Peter Tran (2016), Wai Keen Vong (2012), Francis Nettle (2011), Kirby Mackrill (2010), Xin-Wei Sim (2009), Nick Colebatch (2009), Melissa De Vel (2009), Laura Anderson (2009), Xie Chen (2009), Steve Langsford (2008), Sally Monaghan (2008), Caroline Doust (2007), Justine Gold (2007), Belinda Bruza (2007), Rachel Stephens (2006), Amy Walwyn (2006).
- Postdoctoral researchers employed (approximate chronological order): Jared Hotaling, Drew Hendrickson, Wouter Voorspoels, Simon De Deyne, Sean Tauber, Kieran O’Doherty
- Undergraduate research interns: Ben Nguyen (2018), Alison McCann (2017), Ally Tingey (2017)
- Sean Tauber (2017). Career in IT.
- Simon De Deyne (2014). ARC DECRA fellow
- Drew Hendrickson (2016). Academic appointment at University of Tilburg
- Wouter Voorspoels (2014). Postdoc at University of Leuven
- Kieran O'Doherty (2007). Academic appointment at University of Guelph
Ph.D. students I worked closely with
- Wai Keen Vong (2018). Postdoc at Rutgers (Pat Shafto)
- Steve Langsford (2017). Postdoc at University of Michigan (Richard Lewis)
- Lauren Kennedy (2017). Postdoc at Columbia (Andrew Gelman)
- Dinis Gokaydin (2015). Enrolled in Masters in Mathematics at Warwick
- Anastasia Ejova (2013). Postdoc at Masaryk Uni
- Rachel Stephens (2013). Postdoc at UNSW (Brett Hayes)
- Luke Maurits (2011). Postdoc at UC Berkeley (Tom Griffiths)
- Ben Stone (2010). Postdoc at Ohio State (Simon Dennis)
- Open Mind (2016-present)
- Behaviour Research Methods (2014-2016)
- Cognitive Science (2011-2013)
- Journal of Mathematical Psychology (Consulting Editor, 2010-present).
- Cognitive Science (Board of reviewers 2009-2010)
- Acta Psychologica (Guest editor, 2010)
- Cognitive Science Society Conference (2010-2012 Program Committee)
- European Conference on Cognitive Science (2006, 2011 Program Committee)
National level conferences organised
- Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. April 2013.
- Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. February 2012.
Smaller workshops organised
- EPC Workshop on Online Experiments. April 2015
- Leuven Workshop on Natural Language Concepts. June 2008
- Adelaide Mental Life 2. June 2005
- Adelaide Mental Life 1. December 2004
- Hoosier Mental Life. June 2004
- OSU Workshop on Model Selection in the Real World. June 2004
- School colloquium organiser (2017-present)
- School equity committee (2016-present)
- UNSW LGBTQI Ally network (2016-present)
University of Adelaide (abbreviated)
Senior administrative roles
- School Research Committee Chair, 2015
- School Executive Advisory Committee, 2015
- Faculty Research Committee 2015
- (Joint) Head of Brain and Cognition Research Group. 2014, 2015
Other administrative roles
- Faculty working party: Commercialisation and industry engagement, 2015
- University researcher profiles reference group, 2014, 2015
- Research participation system, academic co-ordinator. 2010-2015
- School working party: Masters application process, 2014
- School working party: Statistics curriculum, 2014, 2015
- School committee: Infrastructure committee 2014, 2015
- School committee: Research committee. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015
- School working party: The psychology server. 2013.
- Faculty working party: Postdoctoral recruitment. 2012.
- School working party: Computing & statistics. 2010.
- School working party: Perception, cognition & neuropsychology curriculum. 2008
- School of psychology research report. 2008.
- Faculty committee: Research career development. 2006
- Occupational health & safety committee. 2007, 2008
- School of psychology seminar series organiser. 2006.
- Media for small world of words?
- Can estimates from forensic handwriting experts be trusted in court?. Springer press release, April 18, 2018.
- Who kidnapped Charles Lindbergh, Jr? Forensic handwriting analysis and expertise, by Steve Lewandowky. Psychonomic Society Featured Content, April 18, 2018
- Worried about shark attacks or terrorism? Here’s how to think about the real risk of rare events, by Ben Newell, Chris Donkin, Dani Navarro. The Conversation, March 30, 2017
- Organiser, rOpenSci unconf 2019
- Organiser, Complex human data summer school (December 9-14 2018)
- Co-founder, R-Ladies Sydney (June 2018 - ongoing)
- Panellist UNSW Science Wear it Purple LGBTIQ event (August 31 2018)
- Involvement with RainbowR (opensci blog post rainbowR)
- Involvement with rOpenSci rOpenSci unconf 2018
- Aarhus University (evaluation committee position in cognitive science - Oct 2018)
- AWIL program 2019
- Co-founder, Sydney Open Research Network (November 2018 - ongoing)
- 2018 invites related to R, Open Access, etc: Keynote useR, ozrunconf, RLadies Edinburgh, Kwantlen Polytechnic University