Psychology

Staff research interests

A list of psychology staff and their current research interests

Professor Sharon Abrahams Clinical/ experimental neuropsychology and neuroimaging, neurodegenerative diseases in particular MND/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia.
Dr Bonnie Auyeung Early child development (social and cognitive development), developmental disorders, Autism, ADHD, epilepsy, neural development, sex differences, early deprivation, prenatal development, adolescent development.
Dr Thomas Bak

Bilingualism and cognitive functions in healthy and unhealthy ageing, neurodegenerative diseases, relations between language, cognition, motor function, and culture. 

Professor Timothy Bates Genetics, cognitive epidemiology, cognitive potential, personality, group behaviour, dyslexia, language impairment.
Dr Tom Booth

Individual differences, health, quantitative methods.

Professor Holly Branigan

Language production, dialogue, language development, bilingualism.

Dr David Carmel

Consciousness and perceptual awareness, visual awareness and attention, emotion, working memory, top-down influences on perceptual processing, foundations of cognitive science, in particular the scientific study of consciousness.

Dr Nicolas Chevalier Executive function development, cognitive development, developmental cognitive neuroscience.
Dr Martin Corley Production and comprehension of natural language, speech production.
Dr Luna De Ferrari Statistics, machine learning, wikis.
Professor Ian Deary Human intelligence differences, cognitive ageing, cognitive epidemiology, personality traits, medically unexplained symptoms, general psychometric research.
Professor Sergio Della Sala Cognitive neuropsychology, specifically amnesia, visuo-spatial and representational neglect, apraxia and Alzheimer's Disease.
Dr Morag Donaldson Language development and language impairment in children.
Dr Leonidas Doumas Analogy, relational reasoning, mental representation, cognitive development, computational modelling, neural networks.
Professor Catharine Gale Cognitive function and later health outcomes, positive or negative well-being and health outcomes, life course influences on frailty in older people.
Dr Elena Gherri Action-perception links, spatial attention within and across sensory modalities, conflict and cognitive control.
Professor Wendy Johnson Individual differences, intelligence and personality, lifespan development of intelligence and personality, health and ageing, genetic and environmental influences on behaviour, intelligence, and personality.
Dr Peter Lamont The history and psychology of magic and the paranormal, wider history and theory of psychology (Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology).
Dr Billy Lee Personal experience, communication, and identity.
Professor Robert Logie Human memory in the healthy brain across the lifespan, focused on experimental behavioural studies of working memory.
Dr Steve Loughnan Dehumanization, objectification, perception of animals (anthropomorphism), moral psychology.
Dr Michelle Luciano Environmental and genetic factors in cognition, personality, mood, well-being, and the brain.
Dr Sarah E. MacPherson Frontal lobe functions such as memory, executive abilities and social cognition in healthy ageing and damaged brains.
Dr Rob McIntosh Neural control of visual perception and visually-guided action in humans.
Dr Adam Moore Judgement and decision making, particularly moral and economic decisions, the roles of working memory, intelligence, self-control, and empathy in decision making about the self and others.
Dr Alexa Morcom Cognitive neuroscience of memory and ageing.
Dr Rene Mottus Human personality, individual differences.
Professor Martin Pickering Language and communication, including language production, comprehension, dialogue, and bilingualism, with a focus on syntax and semantics.
Dr Hugh Rabagliati Language development and processing, with a focus on meaning, cognitive development, psycholinguistics in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr Richard Shillcock Reading, cognitive modelling, language representation and processing, theories and models in psychology and cognitive science more widely.
Dr Patrick Sturt Syntactic processing in language comprehension, computational models of incremental parsing, anaphor resolution, eye movements in reading.
Professor Caroline Watt Replication and methodological issues in parapsychology.
Dr Alexander Weiss Personality and subjective well-being in humans, nonhuman primates, and other animals; the evolution of personality and subjective well-being, ageing and development, behaviour genetics, differential epidemiology, quantitative methods.
Dr Sue Widdicombe Identity, the self, culture, qualitative methods.