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

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