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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Fellow

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

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43234
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43234
Room number: L55

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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.

Indicators of Esteem

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

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2008: EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS (£48123.00 from Arts and Humanities Research Council)
  • 2004: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION PERCEPTION (£3900.00 from Human Frontier Science Program)
  • 2003: THE MCDONNELL PROJECT IN PHILOSOPHY (£7202.36 from James S. McDonnell Foundation)