Robert McIntosh

Senior Lecturer

  • Human Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room UF36, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


I studied Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, before completing a PhD on Unilateral Neglect, at Glasgow Caledonian University. I was then lucky enough to join Prof. David Milner's research group at the University of St. Andrews, working in particular with individuals with neuropsychological symptoms such as Visual Agnosia, Optic Ataxia, Unilateral Neglect and Extinction. From 2000-2005 I held the Addison Wheeler Fellowship at the University of Durham, during which time I spent 18 months at the University of Queensland. I joined Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 2005, and established the Visuomotor Laboratory.

Undergraduate teaching

At the moment, I am on reseach leave, with a CHSS Mid-career Research Development Fellowship.

Normally, I teach topics on Perception, Action and Cognitive Neuroscience, and on academic writing and single-case statistics, at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

I am still happy to speak to students about these topics.  Just try knocking on my door, or sending me an email to arrange a time.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students to study perception, attention and action, in the healthy brain and/or in brain-damaged groups.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

I am interested in the neural control of visual perception and visually-guided action in humans.