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 Risa Sawaki

Dr Risa Sawaki

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Risa Sawaki is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Visual Experience Lab (directed by Professors Jane Raymond and Kim Shapiro). Her main research goal is to understand cognitive mechanisms of visual attention, memory, value learning, and their interactions. She employs behavioral and neuroscience approaches, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and time-frequency analysis. She ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4637

Email r.sawaki@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Schofield

Dr Andrew Schofield

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Andrew Schofield's primary research is on functional aspects of the visual perceptio with an emphasis on textures, surfaces and shape. He also has interests in the effects of ageing on visual perception and the role of cortical hyper-excitability in abnormal visual functioning. He also builds computational models of human vision and designs computer vision algorithms.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45644

Email a.j.schofield@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jo Smith

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Sissy Stefanidou

Sissy Stefanidou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Sissy is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology. Her main research interests include the study of social cognition and social development in individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 9775

Email c.stefanidou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Dr Biza Stenfert Kroese

Senior lecturer and consultant clinical psychologist

School of Psychology

I have been a member of staff in the School of Psychology since 1988 and have combined my academic post with clinical psychology practice and managerial responsibilities in the NHS.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 44915

Email b.stenfert-kroese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Brandon Stewart

Lecturer in Social Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Stewart is an experimental Social Psychologist with research interests in social cognition, intergroup relations, and ageing. Much of his research focuses on how goals and environments influence automatic and controlled thinking to produce prejudice and influence intergroup relations and decision making.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4939

Email b.stewart@bham.ac.uk