- Assistant Professor
- Chair, Science of Learning
Dr Teo Wei Peng graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Ph.D. (Neurophysiology) in 2014 and has since held several lecturing appointments at various Australian universities such as Edith Cowan University, Central Queensland University and Deakin University. During his time at Deakin University, Dr Teo was further awarded the prestigious Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2017 to investigate the use of virtual reality for neuro-rehabilitation in people with Parkinson’s disease. Prior to his doctoral degree, Dr Teo earned his M.Sc. (Sports Science) in 2009 and B.Sc. (Exercise and Sports Science) in 2007 from Edith Cowan University, Perth.
Dr Teo’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underpin motor control and learning across the lifespan and in diseased populations. In particular, Dr Teo specializes in several neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques, such as, electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to understand neurophysiology and motor control. He is involved in several international research projects aimed at understanding the role of exercise and dietary habits on cognitive function and brain health across the lifespan. To date, Dr Teo has supervised 7 postgraduate candidates (7 Ph.D. and 1 M.Sc.) and 3 Honors students (all 1st class honors) to timely completion. He is currently an associate editor for the journal - Frontiers in Neuroscience and is a serving board member of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology.