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 Debbie Allen

Dr Debbie Allen

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Debbie Allen is a postdoctoral researcher who works at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She is currently funded by the National Autistic Society.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47212

Email d.j.allen.2@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

Myfanwy Ball

School of Psychology

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.sarahruthbec ...

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 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

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).

 

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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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47214

Email m.j.birchwood.20@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jackie Blissett

Dr Jackie Blissett

Reader in Childhood Eating Behaviour

School of Psychology

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

James Blundell

School of Psychology

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 Alimul Chowdhury

Dr Alimul Chowdhury

Clinical Scientist / Principal MR Physicist

School of Psychology

Dr Ali Chowdhury is a registered Clinical Scientist and MR Physicist in a joint post with the BUIC and the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. His work in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) includes providing expert advice in sequence development, quality assurance (QA) and MR safety. In addition, he is active in clinical research ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8833

Email a.chowdhury@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julie Christian

School of Psychology

Email j.n.christian@bham.ac.uk

Antonios Christou

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2868

Email a.christou@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 377 6276

Email leamcraig@forensicpsychology.co.uk

Graham Davies

School of Psychology

Helena de Andrade Conde

School of Psychology

Helena is currently investigating language processing in schizophrenia, especially figurative language and predictability. She is also looking for correlations between figurative language processing deficits and other cognitive weaknesses in attention, working memory, theory of mind, reading, language competence as referred to ambiguity awareness, inference making and sentence ...

Email hdc217@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

Professor Saumitra (Shoumitro) Deb

Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry

School of Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 417 7130

Email s.deb@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5526

Email m.diluca@bham.ac.uk

Dr Louise Dixon

Dr Louise Dixon

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

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

Daniel Dodgson

Daniel Dodgson

School of Psychology

Daniel is a first year PhD student investigating the interactions between visual attention and reward mechanisms in healthy adolescents. 

Telephone 0781 320 3731

Email dbd337@student.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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7260

Email m.t.elliott@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michelle Fisher

School of Psychology

Anna Fogel

School of Psychology

Dr Steven Frisson

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Telephone 0121 414 8202

Email s.frisson@bham.ac.uk

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 Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer; she has led in the development and evaluation of an integrated treatment and service model for people with severe mental health problems who misuse alcohol and drugs, in Birmingham. This service model has been highlighted as a model of good practice by the Department of Health. She has published articles within this area and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7204

Email h.l.graham@bham.ac.uk

Robin Green

School of Psychology

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 Peter Hansen

School of Psychology

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 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 ...

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

Dr Xun He

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Email x.he@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dietmar Heinke

Dr Dietmar Heinke

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

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 Suzanne Higgs

Dr Suzanne Higgs

Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite

School of Psychology

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 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 one of the Senior Academic Tutors on the ClinPsyD Course in the School of Psychology. My role involves being the Year 3 Tutor as well as curriculum organisation and development. I supervise research in the area of health psychology, focusing mainly on Coeliac Disease, cancer and end of life care.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4921 /+44 (0) 121 414 4915

Email r.a.howard.20@bham.ac.uk

Professor Glyn Humphreys

Honorary Professor of Cognitive Psychology

School of Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44930

Email g.w.humphreys@bham.ac.uk

Dr Xiaoyue Jiang

Dr Xiaoyue Jiang

Research fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Jiang’s main research interests are image processing and pattern recognition. Now she works with Dr Andrew Schofield for the project "Extract intrinsic image from a single image". They try to integrate the knowledge of human vision system into computer vision system.

Email x.y.jiang@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Jones

School of Psychology

Dr Elizabeth Kent

School of Psychology

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

Stephanie Kewley

School of Psychology

Stephanie is undertaking doctoral research into the meaning and role of faith and faith communities on rehabilitating sexual offender populations. She is also examining how practitioners utilise faith communities as part of their rehabilitation strategies for such individuals. Stephanie recently presented her research findings at the International NOTA Conference.  

Email s.kewley@pgr.bham.ac.uk

Dr Ansgar Koene

Dr Ansgar Koene

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Ansgar Koene is a postdoctoral research fellow working on human sensory motor control. Based on his multi-disciplinary background in psychology and robotics he also leads the Behaviour Informatics project for facilitating interdisciplinary sharing of information related to human, animal and robot behaviour.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 49517

Email a.r.koene@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4903

Email a.krott@bham.ac.uk

Alexandra Krugliak

Alexandra Krugliak

School of Psychology

Alexandra's main research interest is how the brain represents information that is processed by different sensory modalities and how it combines this information into a unified percept. In Alexandra's doctoral research she is investigating interactions between the auditory and visual modalities in the perceptual processing hierarchy using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and ...

Email axk263@student.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 Gary Urquhart Law

Senior Academic Tutor
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology & Child Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46296

Email g.u.law@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

Dr Ashleigh Lin

Dr Ashleigh Lin

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Lin works as a research fellow investigating the onset of severe mental illness in adolescents and young adults.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6241

Email a.lin@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

Professor Steven J. Luck

Professor Steven J. Luck

Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology

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

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 Fiona McNab

Research 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

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44910

Email c.mevorach@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

Agoston Mihalik

Agoston Mihalik

School of Psychology

Agoston’s research focuses on the neural mechanisms of multisensory integration. He is using psychophysics, fMRI and Bayesian modeling to investigate how people perceive and adapt to their environment in the ventriloquist illusion.

Email axm676@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.

Telephone 0121 414 7197

Email i.j.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jo Moss

Dr Jo Moss

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

I am a research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology. My main research interests include the study of behavioural phenotypes in neurodevelopmental disorders associated with intellectual disability.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8098

Email j.f.moss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Mullinger

Dr Karen Mullinger

Joint Nottingham and Birmingham Lecturer and Anne McLaren Research Fellow

School of Psychology

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

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 ...

Email u.noppeney@bham.ac.uk

Caroline Oliver

School of Psychology

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

Professor Jim Orford

Professor Jim Orford

Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology

School of Psychology

Now semi-retired, I have a long career behind me and have achieved a national and international reputation in the fields of addiction and community psychology.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44918

Email j.f.orford@bham.ac.uk

Trudy Pelton

Trudy Pelton

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Trudy is a qualified physiotherapist with specialist clinical and research experience in neuro-rehabilitation.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9517

Email t.a.pelton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Theresa Powell

Dr Theresa Powell

Programme Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Telephone 0121 414 7124

Email t.powell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carly Pymont

Dr Carly Pymont

Instructor

School of Psychology

Dr Carly Pymont recently gained her PhD from the Australian National University. Her thesis examined mathematical expertise and the link between linguistic and mathematical processing.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6245

Email c.pymont@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4912

Email j.raymond@bham.ac.uk

Dr Renate Reniers

Dr Renate Reniers

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Renate Reniers works as a Research Fellow investigating adolescent development and youth mental health using various neuroimaging techniques.

Telephone +44 121 414 4937

Email r.l.e.p.reniers@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

Senior Academic Tutor

School of Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44923

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

Dr Samantha Rogers

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Samantha Rogers is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She is primarily interested in parenting interactions and the development of infants and children.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4935

Email s.l.rogers@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Rose

Professor John Rose

Director Foren Clin PsyD & Academic Director ClinPsyD
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust

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 Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust  and has a strong emphasis on integrating ...

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

Pia Rotshtein

School of Psychology

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 ...

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 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 Jo Smith

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Sissy Stefanidou

Sissy Stefanidou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Sissy is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology. Her main research interests include the study of social cognition and social development in individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9775

Email c.stefanidou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Senior lecturer and consultant clinical psychologist

School of Psychology

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 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 2861

Email c.takahashi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claudio Tennie

Dr Claudio Tennie

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Claudio Tennie’s work focusses on the evolutionary origins of modern human culture (and cooperation).

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6795

Email c.tennie@bham.ac.uk

Jason Michael Thomas

Jason Michael Thomas

ESRC Research Fellow

School of Psychology

I am 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 Gemma Unwin

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Telephone 0121 414 7225

Email g.l.unwin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jane Waite

Dr Jane Waite

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Jane Waite is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham and is based at The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7206

Email j.e.waite@bham.ac.uk

Dr Linda Wheeldon

Dr Linda Wheeldon

Reader in Psycholinguistics

School of Psychology


Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7048

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

Dr Maria Wimber

Dr Maria Wimber

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Maria Wimber is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in human long-term memory. How can the brain retrieve a single past experience, given the huge amount of similar, overlapping events stored in memory? And why do some experiences transform into stable memories while others are forgotten? Maria uses a combination of imaging (fMRI, EEG/MEG) and behavioural methods with the aim to understand ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4659

Email m.wimber@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alan Wing

Professor Alan Wing

Professor of Human Movement

School of Psychology


Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7954

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

Mr Jonathan Winter

Research Support

School of Psychology

Technical Support for the PRISM Lab, and free help/advice to other members of the School. My main webpage can be found here: http://prism.bham.ac.uk/~jlw

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2868

Email j.winter@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Wood

Dr Amanda Wood

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

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.

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Telephone 0121 4144917

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

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

I am interested in investigating the relationships between the brain, cognition and behaviour.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3861

Email k.a.woodcock@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

Dr Rachel Wright

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Rachel Wright is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the Sensory Motor Neuroscience research group. Her work involves motion capture to analyse aspects of human movement and balance control.  Her current research is funded by The Stroke Association and investigates auditory cueing in walking and stepping.

Email r.wright.1@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

Research Fellow in Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging

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 6032