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 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