Staff in the Department of Psychology

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Dr Caspar Addyman

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Caspar investigates the cognitive, social and emotional development of babies using a combination of behavioural research and computational modelling.

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Professor Michael Banissy

Professor and Head of School of Professional Services, Science, and Technology
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Michael is an expert in social neuroscience, studying how we perceive and interact with each other.

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Dr Alexandra Bailey

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Alexandra’s research interests are in the areas of online and offline sexual offending, and women who have offended.

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Dr Elaine Beattie

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Elaine's main research interests are personality and associative learning; neuroticism, trait anxiety, and individual differences in fear and disgust reactivity.

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Dr Herb Blumberg

Emeritus Reader
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Herb’s main interests are: small groups and social cognition; peace psychology; social issues; social research methods

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Emma Davies PhD SFHEA

Senior Lecturer
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Emma’s work focuses on the relationship between research, policy, and practice.  She currently leads research and development on trauma-informed practice in Higher Education.

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Dr Rebecca Charlton

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Rebecca is an expert in cognitive ageing, studying age-related changes in brain and how they influence cognition and social-cognition.

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Dr Gianna Cocchini

Senior Lecturer
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Gianna’s expertise is in cognitive neuropsychology, with particular interest on body mental representation and cognitive disorders caused by brain lesions

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Dr Andrew Cooper

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

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Dr Deborah Custance

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

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Professor Jules Davidoff

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

Professor Clive Fletcher

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

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Professor Jan de Fockert

Professor and Co-Head of Department (

Jan is an expert in selective attention, studying how we prioritise the processing of relevant information in our environment.

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Professor Jonathan Freeman

Professor and Managing Director, i2 media research
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Jonathan is an expert in media psychology and the human factors of digital media services and products.

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Christopher French

Emeritus Professor
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Chris is an expert in the area of anomalistic psychology, focusing upon non- paranormal explanations for ostensibly paranormal experiences.

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Professor Fiona Gabbert

Professor and Director of Goldsmiths' Forensic Psychology Unit
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Fiona is an expert in applied cognitive psychology, studying the reliability of human memory via understanding its strengths and weaknesses.

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Dr Lorna Goddard

Senior Lecturer
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Lorna is an expert in cognition and psychopathology, studying how memory and future thinking interact with emotion and the self-concept.

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Agnieszka Golec de Zavala

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Agnieszka is an expert in social and personality psychology studying intergroup relations, prejudice and narcissism, especially collective narcissism.

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Professor Alice Gregory

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Alice is an expert in the science of sleep, studying the links between sleep and psychopathology across the lifecourse

Professor Pam Heaton

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

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Professor Elisabeth Hill

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Pro-Warden (Learning, Teaching & Enhancement)
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Elisabeth’s research concerns cognitive dysfunction across and within neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Peter Holland

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My research focusses on virtual reality and understanding the control and learning of actions and sequences of actions.

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Stacey Humphries

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Stacey studies how we represent conceptual knowledge, what makes us curious, and the cognitive basis of aesthetic experiences.

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Dr Ashok Jansari

Senior Lecturer
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Ashok specializes in the field of neuropsychology, mainly in mental brain function we use every day including memory and face-recognition.

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Dr Alice Jones

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Alice is the Director of the Unit of School and Family Studies, studying school behaviour and socio-emotional development.

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Jo Kenrick

Teaching Fellow
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Jo's research involves applying cognitive psychology to the forensic area with a specific focus on deception.

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Professor Yulia Kovas

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Yulia is an expert in psychology and behavioural genetics, studying individual differences and complex processes through which they develop.

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Dr Gustav Kuhn

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Gustav is an expert in cognitive psychology, studying how we perceive the world and manipulate people beliefs and experiences

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Dr Madoka Kumashiro

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

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Dr Karina J Linnell

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Karina studies visual cognition, attention, perception and awareness, as well as cross-cultural and individual differences in these fundamental processes.

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Dr Evelyne Mercure

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Evelyne studies infant neurocognitive development and especially the impact of language and communicative experience

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Caoimhe McAnena

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

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Dr James Moore

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James is an expert in the cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action

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Dr Diana Omigie

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

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Dr Guido Orgs

Senior Lecturer
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I am a cognitive neuroscientist and dancer studying action & body perception, dance, choreography and live performance.

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Professor Linda Pring

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

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Dr Caroline Rix

Senior Lecturer
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Caroline is a teaching only member of staff, with particular interest in developing approaches to teaching, as well as internet psychology.

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Dr Adrian Scott

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

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Professor Peter Smith

Emeritus Professor
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Peter is a developmental psychologist, with interests in school bullying, children’s play, and grandparenting.

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Fatos Selita

Lecturer, Director of AIR Courses
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Fatos Selita — a Barrister of England and Wales and an Attorney of the State of New York — is a Director of AIR Courses.

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Dr Devin Terhune

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Devin studies the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying time perception and how awareness can be regulated by suggestion.

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Dr Teemu Toivainen

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Teemu main research interests are individual differences in creative cognition, cognitive abilities and personality.

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Professor Tim Valentine

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

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Dr José van Velzen

Reader and Co-Head of Department
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José’s research focuses on multisensory processing, spatial attention, body representation and sensory processing in the context of motor behaviour.

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Dr Keon West

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Keon is an expert in intergroup social psychology, investigating how we treat people we see as different from ourselves.

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Dr Gordon Wright

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Gordon studies the personality and behaviour of liars, lie-detectors, Machiavellians, Narcissists, and Psychopaths

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Dr Daniel Yon

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Daniel studies how our actions and expectations influence how we perceive and make decisions about the world around us.

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Dr Tegan Penton

Lecturer in Psychology
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Tegan is interested in how autistic and non-autistic people perceive and interpret their actions; and in using brain stimulation methods to address this.