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Dr Anthony Atkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Phil.

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Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43234
Room number: RH008
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43234

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B.Sc. & M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
D.Phil. (Psychology), University of Oxford, England, 1993 - 1997.
Lecturer in Psychology, King Alfred's College Winchester (now University of Winchester), England, 1996 - 2003.

Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Research Interests

  • Social cognitive neuroscience
  • The emotions
  • The perception of faces, emotions, and biological motion
  • The scientific study of consciousness
  • Conceptual issues in evolutionary & cognitive psychological explanation

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2018: Invited research talk: Presented at the University of Giesen, Germany, 23 January 2018, organized by the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1901 'The Brain in Action (BrainAct)'
  • 2017: Invited research talk: Presented to the Department of Psychology, Northumbria University, 1st March 2017
  • 2017: Invited research talk: Presented in the St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain event: 'Is Seeing Believing?', St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, 25th November 2017
  • 2017: Invited speaker and faculty: Matariki Spring School and Symposium: 'High-Level Vision: From Mechanisms to Perception'. University of Tübingen, Germany, 10-13 April 2017.
  • 2015: Invited research talk: Presented to the School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK, 6th November 2015.
  • 2015: Invited research talk: Presented to the Department of Psychology, University of York, UK, 15th May 2015, in the 'Social Minds' seminar series.
  • 2012: Consulting Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance: January 2012-present.
  • 2012: Guest Associate Editor for the journal Emotion Review: 2011-2012.

Selected Publications

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