Staff in the Department of Psychology

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Caspar Addyman

Lecturer in Psychology
c.addyman (@gold.ac.uk)

Caspar is developmental psychologist interested in the learning, laughter and behaviour change of babies.

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Dr Michael Banissy

Reader in Psychology
m.banissy (@gold.ac.uk)

Michael’s research broadly fits into two streams: social neuroscience and visual cognition.

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Dr Herb Blumberg

Reader emeritus
h.blumberg (@gold.ac.uk)

Herb’s research is rooted in social psychology, studying the cognitive aspects of social issues and conflict resolution.

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Andy Bremner BA DPhil

Professor of Psychology and Head of Department
a.bremner (@gold.ac.uk)

Andy’s broad research area is in perceptual and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood.

Dr Marinella Cappelletti

Lecturer in Psychology
m.cappelletti (@gold.ac.uk)

Marinella examines brain plasticity, individual differences and learning, specifically in numerical cognition.

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Rebecca Chamberlain

Lecturer in Psychology
r.chamberlain (@gold.ac.uk)

Rebecca’s research sets out to understand how and why individuals create and respond so powerfully to works of art.

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Dr Rebecca Charlton

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
r.charlton (@gold.ac.uk)

Combining cognitive and neuroimaging methods, Rebecca attempts to answer questions about brain-behaviour associations.

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Dr Gianna Cocchini

Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychology and Director of the MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
g.cocchini (@gold.ac.uk)

Gianna focusses on cognitive disorders that are the result of brain lesion or degeneration, such as Alzheimer Disease.

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Dr Andrew Cooper

Senior Lecturer
a.cooper (@gold.ac.uk)

Andrew’s research understands how variations in personality traits is underpinned by emotional and motivational states.

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Dr Deborah Custance BSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
d.custance (@gold.ac.uk)

Deborah’s research is in comparative-developmental psychology; studying human and non-human primate behaviour.

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Professor Jules Davidoff

Professor of Psychology, Director of the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture (CCCC)
j.davidoff (@gold.ac.uk)

Jules researches the mental representation of objects, the relationship between our memory and recognition of them.

Professor Clive Fletcher

Emeritus Professor
c.fletcher (@gold.ac.uk)

Clive is concerned with the influence of personality and cognitive factors in self-assessment and self-awareness.

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Dr Jan W de Fockert

Reader in Psychology
j.de-fockert (@gold.ac.uk)

Primarily, Jan’s research is in visual cognition, and his main research interest is human visual selective attention.

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Professor Jonathan Freeman

Professor of Psychology and Managing Director, i2 media research
j.freeman (@gold.ac.uk)

Jonathan is an expert in media psychology and the human factors of digital media services and products.

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Professor Christopher French

Professor of Psychology
c.french (@gold.ac.uk)

Chris is a renowned exponent of anomalistic psychology where he develops non-paranormal explanations for the paranormal.

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Professor Fiona Gabbert

Professor of Applied Psychology Director of Goldsmiths' Forensic Psychology Unit
f.gabbert (@gold.ac.uk)

Fiona’s memory research has real-world application, focusing on eyewitness memory and investigative interviewing.

Dr Lorna Goddard BSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
l.goddard (@gold.ac.uk)

Lorna’s main research interests are in how autobiographical memory functions in personal problem-solving.

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
a.golec (@gold.ac.uk)

Agnieszka’s research is driven by these questions: What makes people prejudiced and what makes them fight in conflicts.

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Alice Gregory

Professor in Psychology
a.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)

Alice is interested in the development and co-occurrence of sleep problems, anxiety and depression throughout the life course.

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Andrea Halpern

Visiting Professor
a.halpern (@gold.ac.uk)

Andrea studies cognitive processes such as nonverbal memory and thinking, such as how we remember music.

Professor Pam Heaton BSc PhD

Professor of Psychology
p.heaton (@gold.ac.uk)

Pam’s primary research interest is in developmental disorders, especially autism and its relation to musical cognition.

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Maria Herrojo Ruiz

Lecturer in Psychology
M.Herrojo-Ruiz (@gold.ac.uk)

Maria’s research programme focusses on the neural mechanisms mediating music performance and sensorimotor learning.

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Professor Elisabeth Hill

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Pro-Warden (Learning, Teaching & Enhancement)
e.hill (@gold.ac.uk)

Elisabeth’s research concerns cognitive dysfunction across and within neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Ashok Jansari

Lecturer in Psychology
a.jansari (@gold.ac.uk)

Ashok explores different aspects of cognitive neuropsychology, particularly memory/amnesia and face recognition.

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Dr Alice Jones

Senior Lecturer
a.jones (@gold.ac.uk)

Alice studies behavioural genetics, neuroimaging investigations of conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits.

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Professor Yulia Kovas

Professor of Genetics and Psychology
y.kovas (@gold.ac.uk)

The goal of Yulia’s research is to investigate the development of individual differences in cognitive abilities.

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Dr Gustav Kuhn

Reader in Psychology
g.kuhn (@gold.ac.uk)

Gustav is interested in human perception, understanding the ways magicians allow you to experience the impossible.

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Dr Madoka Kumashiro

Senior Lecturer
m.kumashiro (@gold.ac.uk)

Madoka is a personality and social psychologist whose research interest is in personal growth and well-being.

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Caoimhe McAnena

Clinical Lecturer in Psychology
c.mcanena (@gold.ac.uk)

Caoimhe research interests are in the area of personality disordered offenders, especially sexual offenders.

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Dr James Moore

Senior Lecturer
j.moore (@gold.ac.uk)

James’ research aims to understand the neurocognitive processes supporting the experience of human action.

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Dr Daniel Müllensiefen

Reader in Psychology
d.mullensiefen (@gold.ac.uk)

Daniel is interested in musicality and differences in musical abilities, the psychometrics of music and ‘earworms’.

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Lucy Oldfield

Lecturer in Psychology and Clinical Psychologist
l.oldfield (@gold.ac.uk)

Lucy’s clinical work is focussed around anxiety and mood disorders with a specialist interest in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bonamy Oliver

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
b.oliver (@gold.ac.uk)

Bonamy is focussed on family processes important to children’s socio-emotional development, mental health and wellbeing.

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Diana Omigie

Lecturer in Psychology
Diana.omigie (@gold.ac.uk)

Diana has research interests that revolve around the behaviour, physiology and neurology of music-induced emotions.

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Guido Orgs

Lecturer in Psychology
g.orgs (@gold.ac.uk)

Guido studies how we perceive and understand other people’s movements, specifically in dance and the performing arts.

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Julia Ouzia

Teaching Fellow
j.ouzia (@gold.ac.uk)

The objective of Julia’s work is understanding the cognition of those who use two or more languages in everyday life.

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Alan Pickering

Professor of Psychology
a.pickering (@gold.ac.uk)

Alan’s research aims to understand the cognitive functions and behaviours that are affected by rewards.

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Professor Linda Pring

Emeritus Professor
l.pring (@gold.ac.uk)

Developmental psychology and neuroscience, including savant syndrome, is central to Linda’s research.

Dr Caroline Rix

Lecturer in Psychology
c.rix (@gold.ac.uk)

Caroline is focussed on group processes within online groups, particularly attitude change and influence processes.

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Professor Adam Rutland BSc PhD

Professor of Social Developmental Psychology
a.rutland (@gold.ac.uk)

Adam studies social-cognitive development, prejudice, intergroup relationships, social reasoning and morality.

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Adrian Scott

Lecturer in Psychology
a.scott (@gold.ac.uk)

Adrian has interests in forensic psychology, focussing on stalking, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony.

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Professor Peter Smith

Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Unit for School and Family Studies
p.smith (@gold.ac.uk)

Peter primarily researches school bullying, cyberbullying, the causes of bullying and ways of preventing it in school.

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Professor Lauren Stewart

Professor and co-director of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain
l.stewart (@gold.ac.uk)

Lauren is concerned with the cognitive neuroscience of music and its therapeutic uses; musical imagery and synaesthesia.

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Devin Terhune

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
d.terhune (@gold.ac.uk)

Devin’s research concerns the neural basis of individual differences in conscious awareness and its top-down regulation.

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Professor Tim Valentine

Emeritus professor
t.valentine (@gold.ac.uk)

Tim works to understand our ability to recognise people’s faces, currently focussing on eyewitness identification.

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Professor Max Velmans

Emeritus Professor
m.velmans (@gold.ac.uk)

Max’s research is in consciousness studies, particularly integrating philosophy and psychology in clinical practice.

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Dr Keon West

Lecturer in Psychology
keon.west (@gold.ac.uk)

Keon attempts to improve upon intergroup relations, particularly through extensions and applications of Contact Theory.

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Gordon Wright

Lecturer in Psychology
g.wright (@gold.ac.uk)

Gordon studies the personality and behaviour of liars, manipulators, cheats, scammers and fraudsters.

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