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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Professor Michael Banissy

Professor of Psychology and Co-Head of Department
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.

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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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

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 Psychology
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 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)

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 Psychology and 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

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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Professor Alice Gregory

Professor of 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.

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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Dr 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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Dr Ashok Jansari

Senior 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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Dr Karina J Linnell

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

Karina researches visual attention and its relation to visual perception, action, consciousness and affect.

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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’ 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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Dr 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.

Dr 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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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

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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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.

Dr Caroline Rix

Senior 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

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

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Professor Lauren Stewart

Professor of Psychology
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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Dr 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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Dr José van Velzen

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
j.vanvelzen (@gold.ac.uk)

José research interests include the cognitive and neural aspects of perception, attention and action.

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Dr Keon West

Senior 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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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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