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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

Professor

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 150 peer-reviewed articles, 40 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 ...

Email bowmanh@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professor Alex Copello

Professor Alex Copello

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 Steven J. Luck

Professor Steven J. Luck

Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr Steven Luck is an expert on attention and working memory, both in typical individuals and in people with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.  He is also one of the world’s leading experts on the use of brain waves to study the human mind and brain.

Email lucks@bham.ac.uk

Professor Chris Miall

Professor Chris Miall

Professor of Motor Neuroscience
College Director of Research

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 ...

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 visual attention across ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4912

Email j.raymond@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alan Wing

Professor Alan Wing

Professor of Human Movement


Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7954

Email a.m.wing@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Wood

Professor Stephen Wood

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.

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Telephone 0121 4144917

Email s.j.wood@bham.ac.uk

Reader

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.sarahruthbec ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44902

Email s.r.beck@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jackie Blissett

Dr Jackie Blissett

Reader in Childhood Eating Behaviour

Jackie is an applied developmental psychologist whose specific interest is in parenting and childhood eating behaviour and obesity.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3340

Email j.blissett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Suzanne Higgs

Dr Suzanne Higgs

Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite

60 second video iconI am a research psychologist interested in the study of motivated behaviours like eating and drug taking.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 41 44907

Email s.higgs.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Linda Wheeldon

Dr Linda Wheeldon

Reader in Psycholinguistics


Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7048

Email l.r.wheeldon@bham.ac.uk

Senior Lecturer

Dr Jason Braithwaite

Dr Jason Braithwaite

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology & Brain Science

Dr Jason Braithwaite is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology and Brain Science at the Behavioural Brain Sciences Centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.  He heads the Selective Attention & Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) which has been supported with previous funding from the Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, BBSRC, RCUK, The Bial Foundation.  He ...

Email j.j.braithwaite@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 Louise Dixon

Dr Louise Dixon

Senior Lecturer

Louise specialises in the prevention of violence, her work has specifically focused on intimate partner aggression and group and gang related aggression. She enjoys an active research profile which has contributed to training, practice and policy in these areas. She has recently led and been involved with several funded projects. These include an outcome evaluation of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7218

Email l.dixon.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Assistant Director, Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology

Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis is an HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with an interest in child maltreatment and family violence, including risk assessment, impact of early institutionalisation and long-term outcomes (e.g., psychopathology and/or resilience). She also studies vulnerability to online grooming and impact on young people.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44925

Email c.hamilton.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon Hanslmayr

Dr Simon Hanslmayr

Senior Lecturer

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 Dietmar Heinke

Dr Dietmar Heinke

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Dietmar Heinke teaches statistics at the School of Psychology. His research focuses on interdisciplinary brain research integrating experimental work in psychology with theoretical/computational modeling work. for more information see his personal webpages.

He also is a member of the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (CNCR).

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44920

Email d.g.heinke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrea Krott

Dr Andrea Krott

Senior Lecturer

Andrea Krott is psycholinguist who is interested in language acquisition and brain responses to language processing. Many of her studies, carried out in various languages, have focused on how adults and children understand and produce compound words (e.g. “baby bottle”). Her current research concerns children’s word learning and language-related brain responses (EEG) in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4903

Email a.krott@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Larkin

Senior Research Tutor for Clinical Psychology
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Course Director MRes Clinical Psychology

My main roles involve teaching, supporting and supervising research on the clinical psychology doctorate, and organising the MRes Clinical Psychology course. I also supervise PhD students using qualitative research methods to explore experiences of psychological distress, recovery, relatedness and caring. My research interests are in these same areas.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46036

Email m.larkin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Lee

Dr Jonathan Lee

Senior Lecturer

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

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 to the International Centre for Counter ...

Telephone +44 (0)1242 695788

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

Dr Ian Mitchell

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Ian Mitchell is interested in the neurobiological basis of offending behaviour and some psychiatric conditions.

Telephone 0121 414 7197

Email i.j.mitchell@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 Kimberly Quinn

Dr Kimberly Quinn

Senior Research Fellow in Psychology

Kimberly Quinn is a social-cognitive psychologist with interests in face processing (e.g., social categorisation, emotion recognition), self–other representation (e.g., behavioural synchrony), and moral judgement (e.g., moral certainty).

More information may be found at her personal webpage: http://www.kimberlyquinn.net/.

Email k.quinn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Schofield

Dr Andrew Schofield

Senior Lecturer

Andrew Schofield's primary research is on functional aspects of the visual perceptio 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

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Senior lecturer and consultant clinical psychologist

I have been a member of staff in the School of Psychology since 1988 and have combined my academic post with clinical psychology practice and managerial responsibilities in the NHS.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44915

Email b.stenfert-kroese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Wood

Dr Amanda Wood

Senior Lecturer

Telephone +44 0121 414 3338

Email a.g.wood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Woodhams

Dr Jessica Woodhams

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Jessica is a chartered psychologist and an HCPC registered forensic psychologist. Her primary areas of research are policing and sexual offending. She is the founder of the international academic-practitioner C-LINK network (Crime Linkage International NetworK, www.crimelinkage.org).

Telephone (0)121 414 6937

Email j.woodhams@bham.ac.uk

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