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 Simon Hanslmayr

Dr Simon Hanslmayr

Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience

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 Gillian Harris

Dr Gillian Harris

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Gillian Harris has worked, throughout her career, on food acceptance and refusal in childhood and infancy. She is seen as a foremost expert in this field. Her clinical work has concentrated on interventions with children who refuse food; primarily because of ongoing medical conditions or developmental difference or delay.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4899
Email
g.harris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kareen Heinze

Dr Kareen Heinze

Teaching Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Kareen Heinze’s research interests are in the field of youth mental health and using dimensional approaches to mental health, such as clinical staging. She is especially interested in the neurobiological bases of mental health problems as measured by MRI and cortisol and ways to improve mental health, eg. by means of exercise.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2871
Email
k.heinze@bham.ac.uk

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor in the Psychobiology of Appetite

School of Psychology

60 second video iconI am a researcher interested in the psychology of eating. In particular, I am interested in the role that learning and memory processes play in decisions we make about what and how much to eat.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 41 44907
Email
s.higgs.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Howard

Dr Ruth Howard

Senior Academic Tutor, ClinPsyD course

School of Psychology

I am a Senior Academic Tutor and Admissions Tutor for the ClinPsyD Programme.  I supervise research within the area of health psychology, focusing mainly on coeliac disease, cancer and end of life care.  I organise the ClinPsyD health psychology teaching module and support the organisation of the MRes Clinical programme.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4921 /+44 (0) 121 414 4915
Email
r.a.howard.20@bham.ac.uk