Dr Elizabeth Bowman is Postdoctoral Fellow in Decision Neuroscience in the Brain, Minds and Markets Laboratory in the Department of Finance in the Faculty of Business and Economics. Her current research looks at how variations in neurotransmitters may affect how people make complex optimisation decisions and decisions under risk and uncertainty. This includes pharmacological experiments of complex decision making, surveys of the use of pharmacology for attempted cognitive enhancement purposes, and investigations of how humans make predictions with regard to the frequency of outlier events under leptokurtic uncertainty.
With a background in magnetic resonance imaging, eye movements and optics, and retinal physiology, she graduated with a PhD in visual neuroscience from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Dr Bowman has previously worked with the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Bionic Vision Australia, and the University of Melbourne's Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences. She has also obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours in neuroscience from the Australian National University.