NIHR Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Research Clinical Psychologist
I work in the School of Psychology part-time (.6 FTE) on a five-year NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for research into the early signs of challenging behaviour in individuals with intellectual disabilities and genetic syndromes. Outside of this, I continue to work clinically with children and adolescents with mental health problems, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
My research interests focus on adolescent mental health. They include the early detection and intervention of mental illness, risks and resilience associated with the development of mental illness, and primary and secondary prevention methods.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6241
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Antonios Christou is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Predictive Sensory Motor Lab (PRISM) where he is investigating the genetic and neural bases of human sensorimotor learning . To achieve that he is utilizing sensorimotor psychophysical techniques and he is conducting genetic investigations to identify novel associations between genes, endophenotypes and sensorimotor behaviour in a healthy ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2868
Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Zanna Clay is a primatologist and comparative psychologist studying the evolution of communication and empathy in great apes and the development of cultural cognition in young human children. Dr Clay is a specialist in bonobo behaviour and communication, having studied them using observational and experimental techniques in both captivity and the wild.
Research Fellow in Human Movement Timing and Coordination
Dr Elliott is a Research Fellow in the Sensory Motor Neuroscience (SyMoN) lab. His work investigates how the brain combines information across the senses such that we are able to time and coordinate movements with our surrounding environment. He is currently investigating how groups of people move together in synchrony, occurring in scenarios such as dance, music or simply walking ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7260
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Steven Gillespie is a post-doctoral research fellow working in the field of psychopathic personality and sexual offending. Steven is particularly interested in using experimental methods to investigate the influence of personality traits on cognition and emotion in sexual offenders.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3665
Research Fellow in Social Neurosciences
Dr Honisch is broadly interested in human movement timing and coordination. She is affiliated with the Sensory Motor Neuroscience (SyMoN) laband currently works with Dr Kimberly Quinn (Social Psychologist). Her present work investigates theoretical models of interpersonal behavioural synchronisation. Dr Honisch also conducts research on multi-person synchronisation in expert dancers and ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3534
Jess Kerlin is currently studying visual attention and working memory, with the goal of uncovering the neural mechanisms which underlie these processes. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology under the supervision of Professor Kimron Shapiro and Professor Jane Raymond, utilizing a number of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques to address critical questions in the field.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4637
Dr Ansgar Koene is a postdoctoral research fellow working on human sensory motor control. Based on his multi-disciplinary background in psychology and robotics he also leads the Behaviour Informatics project for facilitating interdisciplinary sharing of information related to human, animal and robot behaviour.
Telephone +44 (0)121 41 49517
Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow
Dr McNab’s main research interest is working memory (WM); the ability to hold information in mind for a short time. She uses fMRI and behavioral studies to investigate the limitations of WM, distraction in WM, how aging affects WM and other cognitive functions, and how WM can be improved with cognitive training.
Dr Renate Reniers works as a Research Fellow investigating adolescent development and youth mental health using various neuroimaging techniques.
Telephone +44 121 414 4937
Dr Rosenthal’s research interests focus on basic mechanisms of perceptual dynamics, learning and recovery. Her work is multi disciplinary in its nature. She has a very extensive research experience in studying perception and learning in humans (both healthy and neurologically impaired) and primate, using psychophysical, neurophysiological, neural modeling, engineering and robotic ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3526
Dr Risa Sawaki is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Visual Experience Lab (directed by Professors Jane Raymond and Kim Shapiro). Her main research goal is to understand cognitive mechanisms of visual attention, memory, value learning, and their interactions. She employs behavioral and neuroscience approaches, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and time-frequency analysis. She ...
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Dr Chie Takahashi is a postdoctoral research fellow in Cognitive Psychology and Brain Science at the Behavioural Brain Sciences Centre, and a member of the Selective Attention & Awareness Laboratory (SAAL)directed by Dr Jason Braithwaite. Her current research is to investigate the brain mechanisms of cortical hyperexcitability and the out-of-body experiences in non-clinical populations, ...
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ESRC Research Fellow
Dr Jason Thomas is interested in studying human eating behaviour using a variety of experimental techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), psychopharmacological manipulations, and novel behavioural measures of appetite and food intake.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4899
Rachel Wright is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the Sensory Motor Neuroscience research group. Her work involves motion capture to analyse aspects of human movement and balance control. Her current research is funded by The Stroke Association and investigates auditory cueing in walking and stepping.
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow
Dr Zumer [j.zumer (at) bham.ac.uk] is interested in quantifying the neuronal mechanisms underlying perception, attention and sensory integration by measuring local activity and inter-regional brain connectivity. She examines the spatiotemporal profile of both neural (MEG/EEG) and haemodynamic (functional MRI) data over a variety of experimental manipulations, to aid the understanding of ...
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 9516