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 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