Karim Secker

Staff details

PositionPhD Student
Department Psychology
Email kseck001 (
Karim Secker

My PhD research focuses on the functional neuropsychology of empathy and compassion. In particular I am interested in the nature of low empathy conditions such as psychopathy, and investigating new potential treatment approaches. I am also interested in the practice of compassion meditation, and the behavioural and neurological changes associated with it. I am supervised by Dr Alice Jones, and I am attached to the Unit of School and Family Studies.

I am also currently working as a research assistant with the Hungry Mind Lab where I am assisting with the LENA project, which looks at language development in young children.


Teaching & Supervision

BSc 1st year tutorials ( – tutor

BSc 3rd year and MSc statistics core module ( – statistics lab assistant