Robert McIntosh


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

Contact details



Room UG41, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office hours: 11.00-12.00 Mon; 11.00-12.00 Fri.
    I try to be available in my office at these times, so feel free to drop by for discussion. Or you can arrange an appointment by email.


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. I became Senior Lecturer in 2010, Head of Psychology 2013-2016, and was promoted to Personal Chair of Experimental Neuropsychology in 2019.

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.

Past PhD students supervised

Harriet Ingle (PhD)

Elizabeth Fowler (PhD)

Sebastian Sandoval Simila (PhD)

Louisa Miller (PhD)

Stuart Ritchie (MSC by Research, PhD)

Elena Makovac (PhD)

Antimo Buonocore (PhD)

Elisabetta Ambron (PhD)

Amy Mulroue (PhD)

Research summary

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