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