Academic Staff

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Head of School

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor and Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience
Head of School

Professor Shapiro in collaboration with other colleagues published the first paper on the ‘attentional blink’ phenomenon, which has attracted great interest on the part of many scientists. The original publication has been cited over 1000 times and approximately 500 reports on the same topic have followed from it. He employs a wide range of neuroscience approaches and tools in his ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4930
Email
k.l.shapiro@bham.ac.uk

Professors

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor of cognition and development
Director of Research for the School of Psychology

Ian Apperly is an experimental psychologist, and his main research interest is in “mindreading” – the ability to take other people’s perspectives. He is the author of a recent book entitled “Mindreaders: The cognitive basis of theory of mind”.

Telephone
0121 414 3339
Email
i.a.apperly@bham.ac.uk

Professor Anthony Beech

Professor Anthony Beech

Professor in Criminological Psychology
Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology

Professor Anthony Beech is Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and six books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. In 2009 he received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in Dallas, and the Senior ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7215
Email
a.r.beech@bham.ac.uk

Professor Howard Bowman

Professor Howard Bowman

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Professor Bowman applies the methods of Cognitive Neuroscience, especially EEG and Neural Modelling, to understanding a spectrum of Cognitive phenomena, including conscious perception, temporal attention and subliminal search. Much of his work focuses on verifying the simultaneous Type/ Serial Token theory of temporal attention and working memory encoding, which he developed with Brad Wyble.

Prof ...

Email
bowmanh@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

Chair in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health

Matthew Broome is an academic psychiatrist interested in the onset of mental disorders in young people. He has worked largely in the area of early psychosis, but is also interested in mood instability, autism, and in suicide and self-harm. His work has utilised functional neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology and epidemiology in his research and he has also worked in the philosophy and ethics ...

Email
m.r.broome@bham.ac.uk

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor in the Psychobiology of Appetite

60 second video iconI am a researcher interested in the psychology of eating. In particular, I am interested in the role that learning and memory processes play in decisions we make about what and how much to eat.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 41 44907
Email
s.higgs.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ole Jensen

Professor Ole Jensen

Professor in Translational Neuroscience

Professor Ole Jensen is a leading expert on neuronal oscillations in humans and animals. In his investigations he uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) in combination with other techniques. In 2016 he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

Email
o.jensen@bham.ac.uk

Professor Chris Miall

Professor Chris Miall

Professor of Motor Neuroscience

Professor Miall has been studying sensory motor control for about 30 years, from his PhD in locusts, to crayfish, primates and for most of the 15 years, working on human motor control. He is particularly interested in the role of the cerebellum, in motor learning and in predictive control.

His research team website is: http://prism.bham.ac.uk/index.html

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42867
Email
r.c.miall@bham.ac.uk

Professor Uta Noppeney

Professor Uta Noppeney

Chair in Computational Neuroscience

Professor Noppeney investigates how the human brain integrates information across the senses to interact effectively with our complex dynamic environment. To characterize the neural and computational mechanisms the Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group combines psychophysics, functional imaging (fMRI & EEG/MEG) and computational modelling.

 

Uta Noppeney is director of the Com ...

Email
u.noppeney@bham.ac.uk

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4909
Email
c.oliver@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor of Visual Cognition

Professor Raymond is a visual perception/cognition specialist with a wide range of interests in how humans use and respond to complex visual information. She conducted the seminal work on the “Attention Blink”, a finding that launched intensive interest in labs around the world on how selective attention operates over time. Her work has included studies on visual attention across time ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4912
Email
j.raymond@bham.ac.uk

Readers

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

Reader in Imaging Neuroscience
Director of the Birmingham University Imaging Centre

Dr Bagshaw's main interest is in developing and applying non-invasive neuroimaging methods to questions in clinical and behavioural neuroscience. Current work in the Multimodal Integration Group (MIG)focuses on using EEG-fMRI to understand the influence of ongoing brain activity on evoked and behavioural responses, and to examine the localisation and functional significance of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3683
Email
a.p.bagshaw@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Beck

Dr Sarah Beck

Reader in Cognitive Development

Sarah Beck - Research in 60 seconds videoMy research examines children’s and adults’ thinking about time and knowledge. I am interested in how children become able to speculate about events in the past and future and how they handle uncertainty, and how adults’ apparently sophisticated thinking in these areas is often irrational. More information about my research and my lab can be found at www.sarahruthbeck.net.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44902
Email
s.r.beck@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon Hanslmayr

Dr Simon Hanslmayr

Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr Simon Hanslmayr is an expert in the role of brain oscillations for human cognition. His research addresses the question of how brain oscillations mediate long-term memory and attention in the human brain.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6203
Email
s.hanslmayr@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Lee

Dr Jonathan Lee

Reader

I am a behavioural neuroscientist primarily interested in the mechanisms and functions of memory processes. In particular, I currently study the phenomenon of memory reconsolidation, which may have applications in the understanding of and treatment of conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2607
Email
j.l.c.lee@bham.ac.uk

Senior Lecturers

Dr John-Stuart Brittain

Dr John-Stuart Brittain

Senior Lecturer

Dr Brittain studies the human motor system in health and disease. He is particularly interested in the way that brain stimulation can be used to understand the functioning of brain networks, and to alleviate disease symptoms.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5526
Email
j.brittain@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anke C. Büttner

Dr Anke C. Büttner

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Anke Büttner is a psycholinguist and cognitive psychologist interested in the way people make sense of language. She also has an interest in learning and teaching, in particular in the effects of encouraging students to take ownership of the work and in the processes that take place during mentoring relationships.

Telephone
+44 (0)0121 414 4055
Email
a.c.buttner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Catling

Dr Jonathan Catling

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Catling is a Cognitive Psychologist. His main research interest lies within the field of psycholinguistics, specifically assessing the impact of the ‘Age of Acquisition’ of language on cognitive functions in later life.

Email
j.c.catling@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joseph Galea

Dr Joseph Galea

Senior Lecturer

Dr Galea is broadly interested in motor control. This ranges from the neural correlates of motor learning to stroke rehabilitation. At present, he is particularly interested in how reward/punishment influences our actions and can be used to alter the speed at which our motor system learns or retains new movements.

Personal website: www.josephgalea.weebly.com

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3601
Email
j.galea@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrea Krott

Dr Andrea Krott

Senior Lecturer

Andrea Krott is a psycholinguist interested in language acquisition and the neural underpinning of language processing. Her current main research interest is the interplay of language acquisition and language processing with general cognitive functions.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4903
Email
a.krott@bham.ac.uk

Monica Lloyd

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Monica Lloyd joined the University part time on retirement from the National Offender Management Service. She helped to establish the new combined forensic and clinical doctorate training and her specialism is the Psychology of Extremism and Terrorism. She continues to offer consultancy to the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the UK and is a Research Fellow with the Centre for ...

Email
m.lloyd.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Dr Mazaheri is an expert on the role of oscillations in cognition and behaviour. His research focuses on the neural interactions underlying different facets of  cognitive control in both the healthy and clinical populations.

Email
a.mazaheri@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Olson

Dr Andrew Olson

Senior Lecturer; Head of Quality

Andrew Olson is a neuropsychologist who is interested in cognition and its various forms of breakdown and especially in the organization of language in the brain. He works with patient volunteers with aphasia, children, healthy adults and members of the deaf community.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3328
Email
a.l.o.olson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Schofield

Dr Andrew Schofield

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of Education (Quality Assurance), College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Andrew Schofield's primary research is on functional aspects of the visual perception with an emphasis on textures, surfaces and shape. He also has interests in the effects of ageing on visual perception and the role of cortical hyper-excitability in abnormal visual functioning. He also builds computational models of human vision and designs computer vision algorithms.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45644
Email
a.j.schofield@bham.ac.uk

Lecturers

Dr Dimitris Bampasakis

Dr Dimitris Bampasakis

Lecturer

Dr Dimitris Bampasakis is interested in the mathematical computations performed by neurons. His greatest contribution is showing how short term synaptic depression at an inhibitory synapse can alter the computation performed by the neuron, allowing it to use multiplication when integrating inputs from different sources.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5526
Email
d.bampasakis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Brett

Dr Matthew Brett

Lecturer

Matthew Brett has worked in neurology, cognitive psychology, and methods of brain imaging analysis. His recent interests have been in new methods of teaching data analysis, drawing on his experience in open source scientific computing and current developments in the data science movement.

Visit Matthew's personal website

Email
m.brett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Charest

Dr Ian Charest

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Ian Charest is a cognitive neuroscientist generally interested in investigating high-level visual and auditory representations using neuroimaging techniques such as EEG, MEG and fMRI. He studies the neurobiological bases of individual differences in personality and behavior, with particular interests in human perception, memory, and decision-making. His work is centered on the question of how ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8146
Email
i.charest@bham.ac.uk

Dr Damian Cruse

Dr Damian Cruse

Lecturer

The aim of Dr Cruse’s research is to improve clinical practice following severe brain injury through the application of methods from cognitive electrophysiology. By identifying residual neural and cognitive mechanisms, it is possible to improve the accuracy of diagnoses and prognoses, and gain a more accurate understanding of how the brain supports consciousness and cognition.

Email
d.cruse@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rory T. Devine

Dr Rory T. Devine

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

Dr Rory T. Devine is a developmental psychologist with expertise in children’s social and cognitive development, longitudinal research methods and psychometrics. His research focuses on individual differences in ‘higher-order’ cognitive skills from infancy to adulthood. His work seeks to understand: (1) why children differ from one another in their ability to reason about ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3340
Email
r.t.devine@bham.ac.uk

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience

Max Di Luca - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Di Luca investigates the mechanisms of human perception using psychophysical methods and computational modeling. The goal of his research is to understand how the brain progressively builds the perception of the environment by picking up information through actions and by integrating sensations over time.

Personal website: http://massimilianodiluca.info/

From July 2017, Dr Di Luca will be on ...

Email
m.diluca@bham.ac.uk

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Lecturer

Davinia Fernández-Espejo’s main goal is to understand how the brain supports consciousness and what goes wrong for patients to become entirely unaware after severe brain injury. She uses techniques such as MRI (structural and functional), tDCS, and behavioural approaches in both healthy volunteers and patients with a disorder of consciousness to test hypotheses about ...

Email
d.fernandez-espejo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Fox

Dr Andrew Fox

Lecturer in Psychology
Research Tutor
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Andy Fox is a clinical psychologist specialising in complex and enduring mental health needs, particularly psychosis. Much of his work involves developing an understanding of the social-psychological factors important in complex mental health difficulties and trying to work out what to do about them to improve people's well-being.

Email
a.p.fox@bham.ac.uk

Kathleen Lowe

Lecturer in CBT

Kathy joined the CBT team in November 2015 to lead the new pathway for Psychology graduates into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Kathy has over 20 years experience in the NHS as a Counselling Psychologist and has worked in both Primary and Secondary care services as an accredited CBT Psychotherapist. Kathy has a particular interest in the treatment of co morbid depression and anxiety in clients ...

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Lecturer

Dr Carmel Mevorach is a cognitive neuroscientist focusing on mechanisms of top-down attention control, which lie at the heart of various cognitive functions. His research also aims to unravel how individual factors (such as autistic traits or normal aging) mediate mechanisms of attention, including on the neural level.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44910
Email
c.mevorach@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Mullinger

Dr Karen Mullinger

Joint Nottingham and Birmingham Lecturer and Anne McLaren Research Fellow

Dr Mullinger is an expert in simultaneous EEG-fMRI. She focuses on understanding the sources of the EEG artefacts and how to reduce them at source. Using the best EEG-fMRI techniques available she investigates neurovascular coupling to better understand brain function.

See Dr Mullinger's Nottingham profile

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7615
Email
k.mullinger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Richards

Dr Caroline Richards

Lecturer in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The aim of Dr Richards’ research is to reduce negative clinical outcomes for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work with children with autism and children with rare genetic syndromes has thus far focused on reducing self-injury, improving sleep disorders and understanding the impact of premature birth. Her research uses experimental, epidemiological, single case and ...

Email
c.r.richards@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katrien Segaert

Dr Katrien Segaert

Lecturer

My research focuses on sentence level language processing, mostly syntactic and semantic processing. I am especially interested in how these core language processes work, how the workings change throughout the lifespan, and how they are instantiated in the brain.

www.katriensegaert.com

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7760
Email
k.segaert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zoe Stephenson

Dr Zoe Stephenson

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Stephenson is a lecturer in Forensic Psychology for the Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD) and the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Her research projects have focused on female offending, the rehabilitation of violent and sex offenders in the UK, youth offending, alternatives to accredited treatment programmes (e.g. applied theatre), and alternatives to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4949
Email
z.m.e.stephenson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Brandon Stewart

Lecturer in Social Psychology

Dr Stewart is an experimental Social Psychologist with research interests in social cognition, intergroup relations, and ageing. Much of his research focuses on how goals and environments influence automatic and controlled thinking to produce prejudice and influence intergroup relations and decision making.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4939
Email
b.stewart@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Wimber

Dr Maria Wimber

Lecturer

View Maria's Memory and Learning Group page

Dr Maria Wimber is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in human long-term memory. Her work is centred around the question how remembering adaptively changes our memories, causing some memories to become more permanent, and others to be forgotten. She uses a combination of neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiological (EEG/MEG) and behavioural methods to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4659
Email
m.wimber@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Fellows and Bridge Fellows

Dr Magda Chechlacz

Dr Magda Chechlacz

Bridge Fellow

Dr Chechlacz is broadly interested in understanding how variability in the neurochemical, structural and functional organisation of the brain affect cognitive functions and relates to individual differences in human behaviour and in susceptibility to cognitive ageing and mental health problems. Her work combines cognitive assessment of attentional functions with spherical deconvolution ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2852
Email
m.chechlacz.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jennifer Cook

Dr Jennifer Cook

Birmingham Fellow

Dr Cook’s work investigates action and social cognition in typically developed adults and those with autism spectrum conditions.

With respect to action Dr Cook and her colleagues have shown that autistic adults move with subtly different kinematics compared to typical controls (Cook, Blakemore and Press, 2013, Brain). Such atypical kinematics can impact on the perception, ...

Telephone
0121 414 7218
Email
j.l.cook@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Birmingham Fellow

Dr Steve Mayhew conducts a lot of simultaneous EEG-fMRI experiments in an effort to better understand the coupling between single-trial variability in electrophysiological and haemodynamic measurements of brain responses, and how interactions between ongoing brain processes and external events are intrinsic to the function of the brain.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7191
Email
s.d.mayhew@bham.ac.uk

Dr Bernhard Staresina

Dr Bernhard Staresina

Birmingham Fellow

Dr Staresina's research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying episodic memory in humans. He is interested in how different brain mechanisms – in particular subregions of the medial temporal lobe (MTL) - contribute to successful encoding, consolidation and recollection of multiple event details. To address this question, he uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8690
Email
b.staresina@bham.ac.uk

Dr Robin Thompson

Dr Robin Thompson

Senior Birmingham Fellow

Robin Thompson is a cognitive psychologist interested in the underlying nature of human language (both signed and spoken) and, in particular, how language is related to other aspects of cognition.

Email
r.thompson@bham.ac.uk

Research Fellows and Associates

The following research fellows and associates have profile pages. View a full list of research fellows and associates

Katie Chisholm

Katie Chisholm

Research Fellow

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
Email
k.e.chisholm.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zanna Clay

Dr Zanna Clay

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.

Email
z.clay@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Cutting

Dr Nicola Cutting

Research Fellow

Dr Nicola Cutting is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Sarah Beck, Ian Apperly and Jackie Chappell on an ESRC funded project titled '(Re)Inventing the wheel: the development of tool innovation'.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4938
Email
n.cutting@bham.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Flavell

Dr Charlotte Flavell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Charlotte Flavell is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Memory Persistence Lab. She is chiefly interested in the molecular mechanisms associated with memory reconsolidation and the ways that this can be applied to maladaptive memories, such as those associated with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and addiction.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7213

Dr Kareen Heinze

Dr Kareen Heinze

Lecturer

Dr Kareen Heinze is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. Her research interests are in the field of youth mental health and using dimensional approaches to mental health, such as clinical staging. She is especially interested in the neurobiological bases of mental health problems as measured by MRI and cortisol and ways to improve mental health, e.g. by means of exercise.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2871
Email
k.heinze@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliane Kloess

Dr Juliane Kloess

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Juliane works on a research fellowship in collaboration with West Midlands Police.

Investigators: Dr Jessica Woodhams (University of Birmingham), Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (University of Bath), Professor Tim Grant (Aston University)

Email
j.a.kloess@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jack Rogers

Dr Jack Rogers

Research Fellow

Dr Rogers currently conducts research investigating the neural substrates associated with the development and prognosis of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. This work uses functional and structural MRI. Amongst other aspects of behavior and neural processing, his work explores the relationship between processing of emotional faces and vocalizations and brain structure/functioning.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7195
Email
j.rogers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Orna Rosenthal

Research Fellow

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 2868
Email
o.rosenthal@bham.ac.uk

Dr Thomas White

Dr Thomas White

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Tom White aims to quantify the effects of attention and vigilance on multisensory processing using EEG/fMRI. Combining multimodal neuroimaging data is central to this work; and his previous investigations of healthy brain function and its disturbance in schizophrenia.

Research Gate page

Email
t.white.3@bham.ac.uk

Dr Johanna Zumer

Dr Johanna Zumer

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

Clinical Lecturers

Dr Ruth Butterworth

Academic Tutor in Clinical Psychology

Ruth is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with Children, Young People and Families, particularly in the perinatal and early years period. As an Academic Tutor on the ClinPsyD Programme she oversees the Therapeutic Issues module and has a particular interest in helping trainee clinical psychologists develop as reflective practitioners.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4904
Email
r.e.butterworth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michelle Fisher

Clinical Director

Dr Michelle Fisher is the Clinical Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course.  She has worked as Clinical Director since 2012 and prior to this she was a Clinical Tutor since 2004.  She qualified in 2000 from the Birmingham Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course and has a background in working in adult mental health.

Email
m.fisher.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Howard

Dr Ruth Howard

Senior Academic Tutor, ClinPsyD course

I am a Senior Academic Tutor and Admissions Tutor for the ClinPsyD Programme.  I supervise research within the area of health psychology, focusing mainly on coeliac disease, cancer and end of life care.  I organise the ClinPsyD health psychology teaching module and support the organisation of the MRes Clinical programme.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4921 /+44 (0) 121 414 4915
Email
r.a.howard.20@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Kent

Clinical Tutor and Overseas Selection Tutor

The Clinical Tutor role includes liaison with placement providers within the NHS and third sector, organizing placements, training supervisors and working with all parties if any difficulties occur. In addition Elizabeth is involved in coordinating the appraisal tutor and personal tutor systems, organizing Clinical Presentations and reflective practice groups. More recently she has become ...

Email
e.kent.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Teresa Jane Madurai

Clinical Tutor in Clinical Psychology

Teresa is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children, young people and their families. She has a special interest in autism spectrum, pathological demand avoidance and chronic health conditions. As a clinical tutor on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme she oversees the personal and professional issues curriculum model and is involved in the child module teaching and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5615
Email
t.j.madurai@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Newton

Dr Elizabeth Newton

Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow

I am currently working as a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. I previously worked as a Senior Academic Tutor teaching, supporting and supervising students on both the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and MSc in CBT Programmes. I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in using CBT and am BABCP accredited. My clinical interests are in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7203
Email
e.k.newton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Theresa Powell

Dr Theresa Powell

Clinical Psychology Programme Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Theresa joined the Clinical Psychology Doctorate in May 2000.  Her main research interests are in the area of brain injury rehabilitation and include: factors affecting engagement in rehabilitation, compensatory memory strategies, outcome measurement and navigation/route learning in people with acquired brain injury.  Her clinical work is based at West Midlands Rehabilitation Service, ...

Telephone
0121 414 7124
Email
t.powell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gerard Riley

Dr Gerard Riley

Senior Academic Tutor

I am a Clinical Psychologist.  I work in neuropsychological rehabilitation, both in clinical practice and in research.  Research interests include family relationships in acquired brain injury/dysfunction, errorless learning, and the coping responses of those with a brain injury.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44923
Email
g.a.riley@bham.ac.uk

Niki Trenchard

Senior Academic Tutor

Niki joined the CBT Programmes team in April 2014, following a number of years contributing to the courses as an Honorary Lecturer. She mainly teaches on the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies (IAPT) but also teaches on the Generic Diploma as needed. Her background is in Mental Health Nursing and for many years she held a strong passion for working with people with ...

Honorary Academics

Dr Richard Bennett

Dr Richard Bennett

Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Course Lead - PGDip High Intensity Psychological Therapy (CBT)

Dr Richard Bennett works as a Lecturer on the CBT programmes, where he leads the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity CBT.  He has been in this post since 2010.  Richard worked for over 20 years in the National Health Service, developing expertise in a range of cognitive behavioural psychotherapies, including Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3763
Email
r.bennett@bham.ac.uk

Professor Max Birchwood

Professor Max Birchwood

Professor of Youth Mental Health
Clinical Director, YouthSpace Mental Health Service, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

I am an applied researcher embedded in Birmingham mental health services. I’m a clinical psychologist by training and act as clinical director to the YouthSpace youth mental health service (www.youthspace.me) and Director of research and Innovation for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

I’m a keen member of the Mancunian Diaspora (the red side).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47214
Email
m.j.birchwood.20@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Booth

Professor David Booth

Honorary Professor

David Booth investigates the ways in which an individual's life works. His research and teaching centre on the processes in the mind that situate actions and reactions by people, members of other species and, indeed, socially intelligent engineered systems.

Email
d.a.booth@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alex Copello

Professor Alex Copello

Honorary Professor of Addiction Research/Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Professor Copello's research has led to major impacts on addiction treatment in the UK in recent years. He was Principal Investigator in the MRC funded UK Alcohol Treatment Trial, the largest trial of alcohol treatments conducted in the UK that informs effective and cost effective delivery of psychosocial interventions for alcohol problems. He led the development of a social and family ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7414
Email
a.g.copello@bham.ac.uk

Professor Leam Craig

Professor Leam Craig

Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Professor Leam A. Craig is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd. He is Professor (Hon) of Forensic Psychology at the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, University of Birmingham.

He has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

He has authored over 70 research articles and chapters in a range of research ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 377 6276
Email
leamcraig@forensicpsychology.co.uk

Dr Geraldine Fletcher

Dr Geraldine Fletcher

CBT Programmes Director

Geraldine is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and currently works part-time in the NHS, where she leads a Skills Development Service, and part-time at the University of Birmingham, where she directs CBT Programmes. She is an accredited therapist, trainer and supervisor with the BABCP, and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4908

Dr Hermine Graham

Honorary Lecturer & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Dr Hermine Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has led a programme of collaborative research and service innovation in the NHS focused on the integration of substance misuse treatment into mental health services.  This innovation has been quoted as a model of good practice in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7204
Email
h.l.graham@bham.ac.uk

Dr Camillo Porcaro

Dr Camillo Porcaro

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Camillo Porcaro is a computational neuroscientist with a core interest in the development of analytical methods for extracting information from non-invasive measures of brain activity. His research focuses on identifying functional brain sources from data obtained through neuroimaging techniques.

View Dr Porcaro's Google Scholar page

 

Email
c.porcaro@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Rose

Professor John Rose

Director Foren Clin PsyD & Academic Director ClinPsyD
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, St Andrews Heath Care

John Rose is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have Intellectual Disabilities and works on the Clin Psy D course at the University. He is also Director of the new Forensic Clinical Doctorate that had its first intake in September 2013. 

He also works for St Andrews Health Care and has a strong emphasis on integrating research and teaching ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42640
Email
j.l.rose@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Wood

Professor Stephen Wood

Honorary Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health

My research aims to understand the health paradox of adolescence - the years between 12 and 25 are a time of great physical fitness, yet this is the period during which 75% of all mental disorders have their onset. Why should this be the case? Clearly changes in the brain are likely culprits, but how they interact with genetic and environmental factors to produce illness is unclear.

The disorder ...

Telephone
0121 4144917
Email
s.j.wood@bham.ac.uk

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Dr Martin Wilson

Dr Martin Wilson

MR Physicist

Dr Wilson has over 10 years’ experience in the field of Magnetic Resonance, with a particular interest in MR spectroscopy. He currently provides MR Physics support for research at Birmingham University Imaging Centre (BUIC).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8833
Email
m.p.wilson@bham.ac.uk