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Department of Psychology

Staff

Dr Amanda Ellison, Ph.D, BAmod Physiology

Personal web page

Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40430
Room number: E008

(email at amanda.ellison@durham.ac.uk)

Research Interests

My interests include the neuroscientific basis of vision; neuronal disruption in migraine headache; visuomotor systems; sensorimotor cortical interfacing; thalamocortical dysrhythmia and the rehabilitative benefits of TMS.

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: Birmingham City University
  • 2016: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University of Helsinki
  • 2016: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University of Glasgow
  • 2015: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: NIH
  • 2014: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University College London
  • 2014: Trustee of Animal Free Research UK: Animal Free Research UK is a charity which was founded in 1970 and is the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity that funds and promotes the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.
  • 2011: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University College London

Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Ellison, Amanda (2012). Getting your Head around the Brain. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book review

  • Ellison, Amanda (2006). Itti et al, the Neurobiology of Attention. A Review. Perception (35): 859-860.

Chapter in book

  • Matthew Rushworth & Amanda Ellison. (2005). Spatial representations and attentional systems for action in the parietal cortex. In Attention in Action; Advances from Cognitive Neuroscience. Humphreys, G.W. & Riddoch, M.J. Psychology Press. 233-262.
  • Amanda Ellison, Lauren Stewart, Vincent Walsh & Alan Cowey (2003). Magnetic stimulation in studies of vision and attention. In The Neuropsychology of Vision. Fahle, M. & Greenlee, M. Oxford University Press. 163-178.

Journal Article

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Dreams and sleep: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Neuroscience: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Drink & drugs: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Human biology and development: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Medical and health research topics: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Memory and brain function: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Perception / attractiveness: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Stress: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Vision / eye movement: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour

Selected Grants

  • 2016: An examination of factors influencing the success of a training app for individuals with a partial visual loss (£68644.00 from The Dunhill Medical Trust)
  • 2016: Control of Attention by the Motor System: A Motor Bias Theory of Attention (£342080.00 from ESRC)
  • 2014: Rehabilitation of visual function after brain injury (£105000.00 from AHSN)

Supervises