I studied Psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) and the University of Toronto (Canada), graduating in 2002. In 2006 I was awarded a Dr. phil. in Psychology from the University of Potsdam (Germany), for research on eye-movement control in reading. Following a year of post-doctoral research in Potsdam, I moved to Edinburgh to take up a 5-year tenure-track position as an Academic Fellow in Visual Cognition. In 2010 I was promoted early to a tenured lectureship.
Dipl.-Psych. (~MSc) from the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany), Dr. phil. from the University of Potsdam (Germany)
Responsibilities & affiliations
Convenor of the PPLS Technology Strategy Committee
Member of the School Management Committee
Coordinator of the Voluntary Resarch Assistant Scheme
My teaching is divided between cognitive psychology and statistics and methodology. At pre-honours level I currently teach Perception in Psychology 2. I also teach a joint Year 4 Option and MSc course "Eye Movements and Visual Cognition". Moreover, I am a Year 1 tutor and do other small group teaching.
Student consultation hours: Please email me for an appointment.
I teach the 5-week module on "Linear Mixed Modelling" as part of the MSc course "Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R", which serves all MSc students in PPLS. Moreover, I contribute to the MSc course "Specialist Techniques in Psychological Research". I also teach a joint MSc and Year 4 Option course "Eye Movements and Visual Cognition".
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Current PhD students supervised
Perceptual, oculomotor and attentional control in real-world scene perception and search, reading, computational and statistical modeling.