Dr Johnathan McGuire
Jonathan McGuire, PhD
Senior Data Analyst at the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales.
“I originally chose to study cognitive science because I was fascinated by how strongly people disagreed about morality. Conclusions that seemed really obvious to me seemed absolutely wrong to other people, and I wanted to understand how it could be that people could come to such different conclusions about something so important”.
“I’m now working in government in the field of mental health system reform. Studying cognitive science helped me to develop useful skills in writing, statistics, and scientific and critical thinking. But beyond that, my studies also helped me to develop my ‘soft skills’, which have been absolutely crucial for my work in mental health system reform.”