Academic staff in the School of Psychology 

Head of School

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor and Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience
Head of School

School of Psychology

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

Academic staff

Dr Dawn Adams

Dr Dawn Adams

NIHR Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Research Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

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

Dr Jumana Ahmad

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Jumana is currently a Research Associate in the Visual Experience Lab, working with Dr Fiona McNab and Professor Kimron Shapiro. Specifically, she is investigating visual working memory (WM), and attention, using behavioural and fMRI techniques. Jumana is examining these processes in healthy younger and older adults.

Email
ahmadjy@adf.bham.ac.uk

Dana Al-Saqer

Dana Al-Saqer

School of Psychology

I am undertaking doctoral research into balance and gait abnormalities in children with neurodegeneration disease.

I am using a quantitative methodology to measure gait and balance for these children.

Email
dxa552@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor Ian Apperly

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

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

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

Reader in Imaging Neuroscience
Director of the Birmingham University Imaging Centre

School of Psychology

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 Dimitris Bampasakis

Dr Dimitris Bampasakis

Lecturer (Teaching focused)

School of Psychology

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 Sarah Beck

Dr Sarah Beck

Reader in Cognitive Development

School of Psychology

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

Professor Anthony Beech

Professor Anthony Beech

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

School of 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

Dr Ulrik Beierholm

Dr Ulrik Beierholm

Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Dr Beierholm is a computational neuroscientist researching issues on theoretical models of information processing at the behavioural level, i.e. how perceptual stimuli and cognitive instructions lead to human decisions and actions.

Dr. Beierholm is part of the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (CNCR).

 

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/ ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5534
Email
u.beierholm@bham.ac.uk

Dr Richard Bennett

Dr Richard Bennett

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

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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 Howard Bowman

Professor Howard Bowman

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology

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

Dr Jason Braithwaite

Dr Jason Braithwaite

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology & Brain Science

School of Psychology

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 currently ...

Email
j.j.braithwaite@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Butterworth

Academic Tutor in Clinical Psychology

School of 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 Anke C. Büttner

Dr Anke C. Büttner

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

School of 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

School of Psychology

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 Ian Charest

Dr Ian Charest

Lecturer in Psychology

School of 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

Katie Chisholm

Katie Chisholm

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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 Jennifer Cook

Dr Jennifer Cook

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

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

Professor Alex Copello

Professor Alex Copello

Professor of Addiction Research/Consultant Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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 Damian Cruse

Dr Damian Cruse

Lecturer

School of Psychology

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 Nicola Cutting

Dr Nicola Cutting

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Stephane De Brito

Dr Stephane De Brito

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr De Brito conducts functional and structural MRI research to 1: examine the neural substrates associated with the development and the persistence of severe antisocial behaviour in children and adults; 2. shed light on the relationship between childhood maltreatment and brain structure and functioning; and 3. Identify structural and functional neural markers of resilience.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2641
Email
s.a.debrito@bham.ac.uk

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Max Di Luca - Research in 60 seconds videoDr Di Luca investigates the mechanisms of human perception using psychophysical methods and computational modeling. His research goal is to understand how humans integrate multiple sensory signals and accumulate information over time to generate a percept.

Dr Di Luca is part of the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (CNCR) and Director of the CNCR MSc.

Personal ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5526
Email
m.diluca@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Elliott

Dr Mark Elliott

Research Fellow in Human Movement Timing and Coordination

School of Psychology

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

Daniel Elport

Daniel Elport

Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Daniel Elport is undertaking doctoral research into human perception and cognition. He is combining the use of behavioral measurements as well as brain imaging methods to investigate topics like phenomenal consciousness, implicit memory processes and the integration of multisensory information.

Email
dme589@bham.ac.uk

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Lecturer

School of Psychology

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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4949
Email
d.fernandez-espejo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michelle Fisher

Clinical Director

School of Psychology

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 Lily FitzGibbon

Dr Lily FitzGibbon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Charlotte Flavell

Dr Charlotte Flavell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Joseph Galea

Dr Joseph Galea

Independent Research Fellow / Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Steven M. Gillespie

Dr Steven M. Gillespie

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Hermine Graham

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

School of Psychology

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

Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis

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

School of 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

School of Psychology

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 Gillian Harris

Dr Gillian Harris

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Gillian Harris has worked, throughout her career, on food acceptance and refusal in childhood and infancy. She is seen as a foremost expert in this field. Her clinical work has concentrated on interventions with children who refuse food; primarily because of ongoing medical conditions or developmental difference or delay.

Related links:

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4899
Email
g.harris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Hartwright (née Easter)

Dr Charlotte Hartwright (née Easter)

Research Associate

School of Psychology

I have a broad interest in the cognitive neuroscience of social behaviour, particularly in terms of how executive processes contribute to Theory of Mind (ToM), and the neural basis of these functional processes. Working with Prof Ian Apperly and Dr Peter Hansen, I have been using structural and functional neuroimaging techniques, including DTI and fMRI, in combination with interference ...

Email
c.e.hartwright@bham.ac.uk

Dr Suzanne Higgs

Dr Suzanne Higgs

Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite

School of Psychology

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

Dr Juliane Honisch

Dr Juliane Honisch

Research Fellow in Social Neurosciences

School of Psychology

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

Dr Ruth Howard

Dr Ruth Howard

Senior Academic Tutor, ClinPsyD course

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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

Jess Kerlin

Jess Kerlin

Research Associate
Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

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 Andrea Krott

Dr Andrea Krott

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

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 adults.

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

Dr Angel Lago Rodriguez

Dr Angel Lago Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Michael Larkin

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

School of 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

School of Psychology

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

School of 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 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 Stephen Mayhew

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Ali Mazaheri

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

School of Psychology

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 Fiona McNab

Dr Fiona McNab

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow

School of Psychology

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

Professor Chris Miall

Professor Chris Miall

Professor of Motor Neuroscience
College Director of Research

School of Psychology

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

Dr Ian Mitchell

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Ian Mitchell is interested in the neurobiological basis of offending behaviour and some psychiatric conditions. He is also the author of the book 'Broken Brains'.

Telephone
0121 414 7197
Email
i.j.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Newton

Dr Elizabeth Newton

Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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

Professor Uta Noppeney

Professor Uta Noppeney

Chair in Computational Neuroscience

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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

Dr Andrew Olson

Dr Andrew Olson

Senior Lecturer; Head of Quality

School of Psychology

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

School of 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

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor of Visual Cognition

School of Psychology

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 time ...

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

Professor M. Jane Riddoch

Professor M. Jane Riddoch

Honorary Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology

School of Psychology

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

Dr Gerard Riley

Dr Gerard Riley

Senior Academic Tutor

School of Psychology

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

Dr Jack Rogers

Dr Jack Rogers

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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

Professor John Rose

Professor John Rose

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

School of Psychology

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

Dr Orna Rosenthal

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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

School of Psychology

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 Andrew Schofield

Dr Andrew Schofield

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

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

Dr Bernhard Staresina

Dr Bernhard Staresina

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Zoe Stephenson

Dr Zoe Stephenson

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Stephenson is a lecturer in Forensic Psychology for the Doctorate Practice (ForenPsyD) course, is module leader for a forensic psychology undergraduate module, and is Speciality Lead for MSci students working in forensic settings. Her research projects have focused on female offending, the rehabilitation of violent and sex offenders in the UK, and alternatives to imprisonment across Europe.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4925
Email
z.m.e.stephenson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Brandon Stewart

Lecturer in Social Psychology

School of 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 Chie Takahashi

Dr Chie Takahashi

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 2861
Email
c.takahashi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jason Michael Thomas

Dr Jason Michael Thomas

ESRC Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Robin Thompson

Dr Robin Thompson

Senior Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

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

Dr Thomas White

Dr Thomas White

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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 Martin Wilson

Dr Martin Wilson

MR Physicist

School of Psychology

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

Dr Maria Wimber

Dr Maria Wimber

Lecturer

School of Psychology

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

Dr Amanda Wood

Dr Amanda Wood

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

My research combines computational brain image analysis with neuropsychological techniques to understand the basis and consequences of early life brain injuries. I have a particular interest in translating findings into practice that will support children, and people living with epilepsy. The current work of our interdisciplinary team can be found on the Neuropsychology and Paediatric Imaging ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 3338
Email
a.g.wood@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Wood

Professor Stephen Wood

Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health

School of Psychology

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

Dr Jessica Woodhams

Dr Jessica Woodhams

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of 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

Beinan Zhou

Beinan Zhou

School of Psychology

Beinan is interested in bilingualism and cognition. Her research compares monolingual and bilingual speakers in terms of their attentional control ability, inhibitory control ability and general executive functioning. Beinan has recently started to use EEG/ERP technique to look into the time course and neural correlates of those effects.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2930
Email
bxz159@bham.ac.uk

Dr Johanna Zumer

Dr Johanna Zumer

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

School of Psychology

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