Staff in the Department of Psychology

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Dr Caspar Addyman

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

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 of Psychology and Co-Head of Department
m.banissy (@gold.ac.uk)

Michael is an expert in social neuroscience, studying how we perceive and interact with each other.

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Dr Herb Blumberg

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

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

Dr Marinella Cappelletti

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

Marinella is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in studying how the brain learns and how it ages.



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Dr 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

Reader in Psychology
r.charlton (@gold.ac.uk)

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 in Psychology
g.cocchini (@gold.ac.uk)

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 in Psychology
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

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
j.davidoff (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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Professor Jan de Fockert

Professor of Psychology and Co-Head of Department
j.de-fockert (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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

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

Reader in Psychology
a.golec (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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

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

Professor Pam Heaton

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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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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Dr Ashok Jansari

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

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

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

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

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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 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
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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Dr Karina J Linnell

Reader in Psychology
k.j.linnell (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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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

Reader in Psychology
j.moore (@gold.ac.uk)

James is an expert in the cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action

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Dr Lucy Oldfield

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

Lucy is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist and a lecturer in Clinical Psychology.

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Dr Bonamy Oliver

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

Bonamy is a developmental psychologist and behavioural geneticist specialising in family processes associated with children's wellbeing and mental health.

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Dr 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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Dr Guido Orgs

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

Dr Guido Orgs is an expert in the cognitive neuroscience of dance and choreography

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Professor 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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Dr Caroline Rix

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

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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Professor Adam Rutland

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

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

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Dr Adrian Scott

Senior 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
p.smith (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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Dr Devin Terhune

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

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

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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 José van Velzen

Reader in Psychology
j.vanvelzen (@gold.ac.uk)

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

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

Keon is an expert in intergroup social psychology, investigating the way we treat people we believe to be different from ourselves.

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Dr 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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