Staff in the Department of Psychology
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Dr Alexandra Bailey
Alexandra’s research interests are in the areas of online and offline sexual offending, and women who have offended.
Professor Michael Banissy
Michael is an expert in social neuroscience, studying how we perceive and interact with each other.
Dr Elaine Beattie
Elaine's main research interests are personality and associative learning; neuroticism, trait anxiety, and individual differences in fear and disgust reactivity.
Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya
Joy studies complex human behaviour including music, language, aesthetics, decision making, flow and creativity.
Dr Marinella Cappelletti
Marinella is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in studying how the brain learns and how it ages.
Dr Rebecca Chamberlain
Rebecca’s research sets out to understand how and why individuals create and respond so powerfully to works of art.
Dr Robert Chapman
Robert's interests are in the areas of genetics, (non)typical developmental psychology and science communication.
Dr Rebecca Charlton
Rebecca is an expert in cognitive ageing, studying age-related changes in brain and how they influence cognition and social-cognition.
Dr Gianna Cocchini
Gianna is a cognitive neuropsychologist interested in distortions of body representation and awareness.
Dr Andrew Cooper
Andrew’s research understands how variations in personality traits is underpinned by emotional and motivational states.
Professor Jules Davidoff
Jules researches the mental representation of objects, the relationship between our memory and recognition of them.
Dr Emma Davies
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.
Dr Faize Eryaman
Faize is interested in adult attachment theory and the stability of partner attachment security in romantic relationship
Professor Jan de Fockert
Jan is an expert in selective attention, studying how we prioritise the processing of relevant information in our environment.
Professor Jonathan Freeman
Jonathan is an expert in media psychology and the human factors of digital media services and products.
Professor Fiona Gabbert
Fiona is an expert in applied cognitive psychology, studying the reliability of human memory via understanding its strengths and weaknesses.
Dr Lorna Goddard
Lorna is an expert in cognition and psychopathology, studying how memory and future thinking interact with emotion and the self-concept.
Dr Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
Agnieszka proposed the theory of collective narcissism to explain prejudice and intergroup hostility. She investigates s
Professor Alice Gregory
Alice is an expert in the science of sleep, studying the links between sleep and psychopathology across the lifecourse
Dr Maria Herrojo Ruiz
María is interested in computational approaches to motor learning and decision making.
Dr Peter Holland
My research focusses on virtual reality and understanding the control and learning of actions and sequences of actions.
Dr Stacey Humphries
Stacey studies how we represent conceptual knowledge, what makes us curious, and the cognitive basis of aesthetic experiences.
Dr Ashok Jansari
Ashok specializes in the field of neuropsychology, mainly in mental brain function we use every day including memory and face-recognition.
Professor Alice Jones
Alice is the Director of the Unit of School and Family Studies, studying school behaviour and socio-emotional development.
Professor Yulia Kovas
Research in bio-psycho-social factors in development; aetiology of individual differences; accessible genetics.
Dr Madoka Kumashiro
Madoka is a personality and social psychologist whose research interest is in personal growth and well-being.
Dr Karina J Linnell
Karina studies visual cognition, attention, perception and awareness, as well as cross-cultural and individual differences in these fundamental processes.
Dr Caoimhe McAnena
Caoimhe research interests are in the area of personality disordered offenders, especially sexual offenders.
Dr Evelyne Mercure
Evelyne studies infant neurocognitive development and especially the impact of language and communicative experience
Dr James Moore
James is an expert in the cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action
Professor Daniel Müllensiefen
I'm a music psychologist and Co-Director of the MSc in Music, Mind, and Brain.
Dr Hilary Norman
My research to date has focussed on mental health and wellbeing, and specifically on suicide and self-harm.
Dr Lucy Oldfield
Dr Diana Omigie
Diana has research interests that revolve around the behaviour, physiology and neurology of music-induced emotions.
Dr Guido Orgs
I am a cognitive neuroscientist and dancer studying action & body perception, dance, choreography and live performance.
Dr Tegan Penton
Tegan is interested in how autistic and non-autistic people perceive and interpret their actions; and in using brain stimulation methods to address this.
Dr Caroline Rix
Caroline is a teaching only member of staff, with particular interest in developing approaches to teaching, as well as internet psychology.
Dr Adrian Scott
Adrian has interests in forensic psychology, focussing on stalking, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony.
Implications (legal and ethical) of genetics, as well as applications of scientific knowledge in the justice system.
Professor Lauren Stewart
Lauren is an expert on how music is represented in the mind and brain.
Dr Teemu Toivainen
Teemu main research interests are individual differences in creative cognition, cognitive abilities and personality.
Professor José van Velzen
José’s research focuses on multisensory processing, spatial attention, body representation and sensory processing in the context of motor behaviour.
Professor Keon West
Keon is an expert in intergroup social psychology, investigating how we treat people we see as different from ourselves.
Dr Gordon Wright
Gordon studies the personality and everyday behaviour of liars, lie detectors and antagonistic individuals
Dr Herb Blumberg
Herb’s main interests are: small groups and social cognition; peace psychology; social issues; social research methods
Professor Clive Fletcher
Clive is concerned with the influence of personality and cognitive factors in self-assessment and self-awareness.
Chris is an expert in the area of anomalistic psychology, focusing upon non- paranormal explanations for ostensibly paranormal experiences.
Professor Pam Heaton
Pam’s primary research interest is in developmental disorders, especially autism and its relation to musical cognition.
Professor Alan Pickering
Alan’s research aims to understand the cognitive functions and behaviours that are affected by rewards.
Professor Linda Pring
Developmental psychology and neuroscience, including savant syndrome, is central to Linda’s research.
Professor Tim Valentine
Tim works to understand our ability to recognise people’s faces, currently focussing on eyewitness identification.
Professor Max Velmans
Max’s research is in consciousness studies, particularly integrating philosophy and psychology in clinical practice.
Professor Peter Smith
Peter is a developmental psychologist, with interests in school bullying, children’s play, and grandparenting.
Brian Malcolm McKenzie