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Dr Paddy Ross, MA, MSc, PhD

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology

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Academic Interests

My main research focus is understanding the functional and structural developmental changes associated with the processing of social stimuli using behavioural studies, fMRI and TMS. Primarily I'm interested in the development of emotion recogniton from the body and from the voice.

My current projects involve investigating the adaptation effect from the gait of point-light display walkers, the development of the temporal voice areas in children and adolescents, the importance of the hands to emotion recognition from the body, and the development of the ability to recognise affect from short non-speech vocalisations in children and adolescents.

Research Interests

  • Social interaction using point-light displays
  • Emotion recognition from the body and voice
  • Typical developmental trajectories of emotion recognition
  • FMRI in children and adolescents
  • Adolescent brain development


Doctoral Thesis

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Steinmark, E (2013). The Pubertal Dip. Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology (2).