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Dr Dawn Adams

Dr Dawn Adams

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.

Email
d.m.adams@bham.ac.uk

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 Antonios Christou

Dr Antonios Christou

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
Email
a.christou@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 Mark Elliott

Dr Mark Elliott

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 together. Dr. ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7260
Email
m.t.elliott@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lily FitzGibbon

Dr Lily FitzGibbon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Lily FitzGibbon investigates developmental changes in high-level cognitive skills during childhood and adulthood. She is currently working on a large-scale crowd-sourced research project investigating decision making through the adult lifespan.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8550
Email
l.fitzgibbon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steven M. Gillespie

Dr Steven M. Gillespie

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
Email
s.m.gillespie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliane Honisch

Dr Juliane Honisch

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
Email
j.j.honisch@bham.ac.uk

Jess Kerlin

Jess Kerlin

Research Associate
Doctoral Researcher

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
Email
j.r.kerlin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliane Kloess

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 Angel Lago Rodriguez

Dr Angel Lago Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Angel Lago works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Predictive Sensory Motor Lab, studying mechanisms of motor control and motor learning. Using a variety of neurophysiological and behavioural techniques we aim to elucidate how the human brain is capable of controlling skilful actions such as a tennis serve. Dr Lago is also interested in how humans are able to learn how to perform new ...

Email
a.lago-rodriguez@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fiona McNab

Dr Fiona McNab

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.

Email
f.mcnab@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 3526
Email
o.rosenthal@bham.ac.uk

Dr Risa Sawaki

Dr Risa Sawaki

Research Fellow

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 is also ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4637
Email
r.sawaki@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jason Michael Thomas

Dr Jason Michael Thomas

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
Email
thomasjm@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

Senior Academic Tutor for Clinical Psychology and CBT Programmes

My main roles involve 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. I provide teaching and clinical supervision in this therapeutic model across courses. My clinical interests are in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and ...

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

Honorary Academics

Dr Richard Bennett

Dr Richard Bennett

Senior Academic Tutor
Course Lead - PGDip High Intensity Psychological Therapy (CBT)

I am a Clinical Psychologist working both at the University of Birmingham and in the NHS. i am an Academic Tutor on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Programmes, and am the Course Lead for the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 43763
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 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 Hermine Graham

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

Dr Hermine L. Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and clinical Lecturer. She has over 20 years experience of working in the NHS and also works in community mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation (NHS) Trust.  She has expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health and alcohol and ...

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

Professor M. Jane Riddoch

Professor M. Jane Riddoch

Honorary Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology

Jane Riddoch is a cognitive neuropsychologist whose research covers visual disorders (agnosia, optic aphasia), disorders of attention (neglect, extinction) and action (apraxia, action disorganisation syndrome) and neuropsychological rehabilitation. She originally trained as a physiotherapist, then took a degree and PhD in Psychology. She has published 150 papers in leading international journals ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4912
Email
m.j.riddoch@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

Academic Related staff

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