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 is also ...

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 perception 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 Bernhard Staresina

Dr Bernhard Staresina

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Staresina's research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying episodic memory in humans. He is interested in how different brain mechanisms – in particular subregions of the medial temporal lobe (MTL) - contribute to successful encoding, consolidation and recollection of multiple event details. To address this question, he uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8690
Email
b.staresina@bham.ac.uk

Dr Zoe Stephenson

Dr Zoe Stephenson

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Stephenson is a lecturer in Forensic Psychology for the Doctorate Practice (ForenPsyD) course, is module leader for a forensic psychology undergraduate module, and is Speciality Lead for MSci students working in forensic settings. Her research projects have focused on female offending, the rehabilitation of violent and sex offenders in the UK, and alternatives to imprisonment across Europe.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4925
Email
z.m.e.stephenson@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