Robert McIntosh

Senior Lecturer

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

Contact details

Address

Street

Room UF36, Psychology Building

City
7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JZ

Background

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 teach introductory perception at pre-honours level, and a new, higher-level Perception, Action, Cognition course at honours level.

I also lecture postgraduate students about academic writing and single-case research design, and supervise research dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I try to keep regular open office hours 11.30-12.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; or you can email me any time for a meeting to discuss course material, or anything else.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

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

Past PhD students supervised

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.