Professor Richard Crisp, BA (Oxon) PhD (Wales) C. Psychol. FAPS FBPsS FAcSS
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Dr John Adams
My research interest s are in cognitive development and its relation to educational attainment. In particular, numeracy development and mathematical difficulties, working memory, and parental styles.
Dr Anthony Atkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Phil.
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My research investigates the psychological and neural processes underlying social perception, including the perception of emotion, personality, and social interactions, from faces and from body postures and movement
(biological motion). We use a range of experimental techniques and measures, including reaction time paradigms, eye tracking, functional resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation, in neurologically healthy and brain-damaged participants.
Dr Ulrik Beierholm, PhD, MSc, BSc, HEA Fellow
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I am very interested in how the nervous system deals with uncertainty, whether in perception, decision making or learning. We use computational ideas (e.g. bayesian inference or reinforcement learning) to model this and test these ideas using several techniques such as psychphysics, fMRI, pharmacology etc.
Dr Lynda Boothroyd, BA MSc PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
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I use experimental, cross-cultural and evolutionary approaches to understand facial attraction, body ideals and human mating psychology. I am also interested in interventions to improve body image in the West and in developing countries.
Dr Mike Burt
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
My research is into face and person perception from low level face processing to higher level interpretation of social cues. I am particularly interested in the perception and interpretation of emotional expressions and their effect of behaviour most recently using immersive VR to present socio-emotional cues in a more realistic and involving manner.
Dr Zanna Clay, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
I am a comparative and developmental psychologist with specialism in primatology. I am interested in the development and evolution of language, empathy and cultural cognition, which I address using experimental and ethological approaches with human children and great apes. I have particular expertise with bonobos and chimpanzees.
Dr Jason Connolly
My research concerns: 1) the neural correlates of early movement planning; and 2) the development of EEG-based brain-computer interfaces.
Dr Judith Covey
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I am interested in the role of distributional concerns, equity, fairness and altruism in shaping people’s preferences for allocating public resources on health and safety. Factors affecting people’s motivation to protect themselves from health risks and natural hazards. How framing of information about risks and benefits affects the decisions people make about their health and safety.
Dr Dorothy Cowie, BA, DPhil
I study movement control and own-body perception. I have a particular interest in the development of these processes.
Dr Alexander Easton
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I am interested in episodic memory; the memory for events that you have experienced in the past and which appear to develop during childhood and become impaired as we age. By combining approaches in both animals and humans we can better understand the processes that are involved in this type of memory, which has great importance for an ageing population.
Dr Amanda Ellison, Ph.D, BAmod Physiology
Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Psychology
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I am a neuroscientist that never got past the why phase. I am interested in how different regions of the brain communicate in order to bring about our behaviours; I use various neuroscientific techniques to address behavioural issues in an interdisciplinary manner.
Professor Charles Fernyhough, MA, PhD
Professor (0.5) in the Department of Psychology
The focus of Charles’s recent scientific work has been in applying ideas from mainstream developmental psychology to the study of psychosis, particularly the phenomenon of voice-hearing (in which individuals hear voices in the absence of any speaker). He is PI on the interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project, supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Dr Anna Grubert
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
My research focuses on top-down controlled visual selective attention. More specifically, I investigate organisational and temporal properties of memory-based search templates and how they control attentional object selection. In my experiments, I combine behavioural (psychophysics) and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) measures.
Dr Mary Hanley, BSc, PhD Psychology
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My research is focussed on understanding atypical social behaviour in neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly in autism and Williams syndrome. I am especially interested in how attention, social cognition, and anxiety contribute to functioning in these groups.
Dr Markus Hausmann
I am a neuropsychologist with specialism in psychoneuroendocrinology. I am interested in the intra- and interindividual differences in brain and behaviour, which I address using experimental and cognitive neuroscience
approaches in neurologically typical and atypical individuals. I have particular interest in the neural effects of sex and sex hormones on functional brain organisation.
Dr Niklas Ihssen
Reward, motivation and addiction: brain imaging and fMRI-neurofeedback of food and drug reward; behavioural responses to visual food and drug cues; self-regulation of wanting and craving; social influence on reward and reward learning.
Dr Bob Kentridge
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I study the neuropsychology of visual perception. I am particularly interested in the relationships between attention, perception and conscious experience and in the perception of material properties like glossiness, texture,
colour, and translucence. I study these areas using psychophysics, work with neuropsychological patients, and neuroimaging. I have regularly collaborated with philosophers interested in my work. As Assistant Director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture he is also collaborating with colleagues from Archaeology on visual factors affecting stylistic persistence in Palaeolithic rock art.
Dr Alison Lane, BSc, MA, PhD
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Dr Colin Lever
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Spatial cognition, Episodic memory, Social cognition, Hippocampal formation, electrophysiological recording of ensembles of neurons and local field potentials.
Dr Anthony McGregor
My research is concerned with the fundamental mechanisms underlying complex non-human animal cognition. In particular I am interested in the psychological processes involved in spatial learning and cognition. This interest has extended to understanding the brain and psychological mechanisms involved in human navigation.
Dr Marko Nardini
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I study sensory and cognitive development using perceptual and visuomotor tasks, sometimes in immersive virtual reality. A major interest is understanding how perceptual-motor computations change during childhood by comparing performance and quantitative models
Dr Maria Olkkonen
Although perception seems immediate and effortless, our brain has to go to some trouble to construct a coherent representation of a complex three-dimensional world from an impoverished two-dimensional retinal image. My research aims to discover the computational and neural mechanisms of this reconstruction process using psychophysics, computational modelling, and brain imaging. I am particularly interested in the way the brain estimates the colour and material of objects from ambiguous sensory signals that confound information about objects and the surrounding illumination.
Prof Claire O'Malley, BA PhD CPsychol AFBPsS
Dr Nadja Reissland, BSc. MA. DPhil (Oxon)
My work is at the forefront of the growing field of foetal psychology and focusses on fetial development in relation to maternal stress and depression and health behaviours. My pioneering research on foetal movements (see the Youtube video entitled Reissland “Your unborn baby and you”), has applications as an indicator of healthy in utero development as well as in terms of potential prenatal bonding of mother and father with their unborn child.
Dr Deborah Riby, PhD Psychology
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A developmental psychologist with expertise in typical and atypical development, especially Williams Syndrome and Autism. Director of the Centre for Developmental Disorders.
Dr David Sanderson, BSc, PhD
I am interested in learning and memory. Currently, I am examining the role of particular glutamate receptor subunits in learning that is sensitive to the temporal properties of events.
Dr Daniel Smith, MSc, PhD
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Miss Natalia Stanulewicz
My research is focused on the personality and emotional mechanisms underlying pro-social behaviours. In particular, I am interested in the role of guilt and anger for pro-sociality, but also applying these emotions to public health.
Dr Lore Thaler
In my research I investigate how people use sound, in particular sound echoes, to get information about their environment. Importantly, in my lab we not only investigate human echolocation in its own right (i.e. how people do it, how it works, how it compares to certain types of animal echolocation, etc.), but we also use echolocation as a paradigm to understand general mechanisms of human neuroplasticity (i.e. how the human brain changes as people learn new skills, or how the brain changes in response to sensory deprivation, such as vision loss).
Professor Graham Towl, RMN,BA, MSc, MBA, DSc, C.Psychol, FBPsS, FAcSS, FRSA, FRSM
I have research interests in the areas of; prisoner suicide, sexual violence prevention, risk assessment and the evaluation of interventions to reduce the risk of reoffending.
Dr Holger Wiese
I am interested in how we recognise faces. More specifically, I use EEG to find out how the brain can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar faces, how we learn new faces, and how we perceive age, gender and ethnic background in faces.