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Robert Ross is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Robert’s research focuses on the psychology of belief — in particular, religious belief, delusional belief and belief in misinformation. Robert holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from Macquarie University, an MSc in Psychology and a BSc/BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Oxford.