Academic Staff

Head of School

Professor Ed Wilding

Professor Ed Wilding

Professor in Psychology
Head of the School of Psychology

Ed Wilding studies the psychological and neural processes that support human long-term memory. His current research interests are in how we exert control over what we remember and what we forget. A newer and rather different line of research concerns how best to implement and evaluate initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion.

Telephone
0121 414 7217
Email
e.l.wilding@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor of cognition and development
Director of the Centre for Developmental Science

School of Psychology

Ian Apperly is an experimental psychologist, and his main research interest is in “mindreading” – the ability to take other people’s perspectives for communication, co-operation, competition or deception. He is the author of over 80 journal articles, and the 2010 book, entitled “Mindreaders: The cognitive basis of theory of mind”.

Telephone
0121 414 3339
Email
i.a.apperly@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Apps

Dr Matthew Apps

Senior Research Fellow (≈Associate Professor) / BBSRC David Phillips Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr. Apps is a leading expert in the computational, cognitive and neural basis of motivation and social behaviour. More info about the labs work can be found here: www.MSN-lab.com

Email
m.a.j.apps@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Bagshaw

Professor Andrew Bagshaw

Professor of Imaging Neuroscience
Co-director of the Centre for Human Brain Health

School of Psychology

Professor Bagshaw's main interest is in developing and applying non-invasive neuroimaging methods to questions in clinical and behavioural neuroscience. Current work in the Multimodal Integration Group (MIG)focuses on using EEG-fMRI to understand the influence of ongoing brain activity on evoked and behavioural responses, and to examine the localisation and functional significance of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3683
Email
a.p.bagshaw@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sarah Beck

Professor Sarah Beck

Professor of Cognitive Development

School of Psychology

Sarah Beck - Research in 60 seconds video

Sarah's research examines how we think imaginatively about the real world. She is especially interested in how children become able to speculate about what might have been (counterfactual thinking) and how they think creatively to solve novel problems, particularly those involving tools. She takes a developmental approach, focusing on how children’s imaginative thinking changes and what ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44902
Email
s.r.beck@bham.ac.uk

Dr Barbara Berger

Dr Barbara Berger

Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Berger joined the group of Professor Ole Jensen as a Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2017. She is using MEG and EEG-TMS to investigate how flexible allocation of attention and inhibition can be mapped looking at brain oscillatory activity.

Email
b.berger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya

Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Bouguettaya primarily studies social psychology and its application to other fields, especially health (and public health). His main research interest is how we can apply social identity theory to ills in society, but will also investigate the ills themselves to understand how they are seen from other perspectives (e.g., legal, medical, etc).

His areas of interest:

  • Social identity and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)1214144939
Email
a.bouguettaya@bham.ac.uk

Professor Howard Bowman

Professor Howard Bowman

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Professor Bowman applies the methods of Cognitive Neuroscience, especially EEG and Neural Modelling, to understanding a spectrum of Cognitive phenomena, including conscious perception, temporal attention and subliminal search. Much of his work focuses on verifying the simultaneous Type/ Serial Token theory of temporal attention and working memory encoding, which he developed with Brad Wyble.

Prof ...

Email
bowmanh@adf.bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew J. Bremner

Dr Andrew J. Bremner

Professor of Developmental Psychology
Head of Education

School of Psychology

Dr Andy Bremner is a developmental psychologist with expertise in multisensory perceptual development and the development of touch perception. He has particularly focused on examining how infants come to perceive their own bodies and their relation to the external world around them.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 41 43833
Email
a.j.bremner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Brett

Dr Matthew Brett

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Matthew Brett has worked in neurology, cognitive psychology, and methods of brain imaging analysis. His recent interests have been in new methods of teaching data analysis, drawing on his experience in open source scientific computing and current developments in the data science movement.

Visit Matthew's personal website

Email
m.brett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marion Brickwedde

Dr Marion Brickwedde

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Dr Marion Brickwedde is an expert in non-invasive sensory stimulation and brain computer interfaces. She uses brain imaging techniques (EEG, MEG, OPM) to research neuronal oscillations and their role for information processing and neural plasticity in humans.  

Email
m.brickwedde@bham.ac.uk

Dr Geoff Brookshire

Dr Geoff Brookshire

Research Fellow
Neural Oscillations Group

School of Psychology

Dr Geoff Brookshire’s research focuses on the role of cortical oscillations in perception and cognition. In this work, he uses electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), along with computational simulations.

Email
g.brookshire@bham.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health

School of Psychology

Youth Mental Health - Birmingham HeroesMatthew is an academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University.  He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.

Telephone
01214147197
Email
m.r.broome@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anke C. Büttner

Dr Anke C. Büttner

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Assessments Officer

School of Psychology

Dr Anke Büttner is a psycholinguist and cognitive psychologist interested in the way people make sense of language. She also has an interest in learning and teaching, in particular in the effects of encouraging students to take ownership of the work and in the processes that take place during mentoring relationships.

Telephone
+44 (0)0121 414 4055
Email
a.c.buttner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jon Catling

Dr Jon Catling

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of UG Studies
Student Enhancement & Outreach

School of Psychology

Dr Jon Catling is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Psychology, and is an expert in research design and analysis.  His research interests cover three main areas:  Language acquisition, especially the impact of the ‘Age of Acquisition’ of language; Resilience and the relationship between mental health, faith and academic attainment in young people; and the ...

Email
j.c.catling@bham.ac.uk

Dr Magda Chechlacz

Dr Magda Chechlacz

Lecturer in Cognition and Ageing

School of Psychology

Dr Chechlacz is broadly interested in understanding how variability in the neurochemical, structural and functional organisation of the brain affect cognitive functions and relates to individual differences in human behaviour and in susceptibility to cognitive ageing and mental health problems. Her work combines cognitive assessment of attentional functions with spherical deconvolution ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2852
Email
m.chechlacz.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melissa Colloff

Dr Melissa Colloff

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Melissa Colloff conducts research on applied memory and cognition. Melissa mainly uses research and statistical modelling techniques from basic psychology to investigate memory and decision-making in the legal system. Melissa is interested in both theoretical and applied aspects.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4925
Email
m.colloff@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jennifer Cook

Dr Jennifer Cook

Senior 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

Dr Benjamin Costello

Dr Benjamin Costello

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Ben is a qualitative researcher with a background in mental health, social policy, applied health research, and philosophy. He has worked across the University on research projects in mental health crisis care, female genital mutilation, twin pregnancy, advocacy, and applied ethics. His research is now primarily focused on the sexual exploitation and abuse of children via Internet technologies.

P ...

Email
b.d.costello@bham.ac.uk

Dr Damian Cruse

Dr Damian Cruse

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Admissions

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 Jo Cutler

Dr Jo Cutler

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Jo Cutler is a Postdoc in the Social Decision Neuroscience Lab with Dr Patricia Lockwood. Her research uses techniques from neuroscience and psychology to understand prosocial behaviours.

Email
j.l.cutler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Dauvermann

Dr Maria Dauvermann

Lecturer in Youth Mental Health

School of Psychology

Dr Dauvermann’s research focusses on the identification of risk and resilience markers in young people who are at high risk of developing neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, and is also interested in the characterisation of biopsychosocial prognostic markers of clinical and functional outcome. She uses cognitive neuroscientific and interdisciplinary methods to integrate ...

Email
m.dauvermann@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kari Davies

Research fellow

School of Psychology

Dr. Davies has recently completed a PhD entitled ‘The practice of crime linkage’. She is now working as a research fellow in the School of Psychology, and as the research coordinator for the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing.

Email
k.a.w.davies@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ed Day

Dr Ed Day

Clinical Reader in Addiction Psychiatry
Institute for Mental Health

School of Psychology

Dr Ed Day is a Psychiatrist who combines clinical work in the NHS with research and teaching. He specializes in the treatment of drug and alcohol use disorders, and his research focuses on testing novel pharmacological and psychosocial interventions. He was appointed the National Recovery Champion by the Home Office in May 2019.

Learn more

Email
e.j.day@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephane De Brito

Dr Stephane De Brito

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr De Brito is a psychologist and director of the Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Neuroscience (SCAN) lab. Research in the SCAN lab focuses on understanding the mechanistic interplay between the social, cognitive, affective, and neurocognitive factors implicated in the development and persistence of antisocial and aggressive behaviour. A second strand of research examines those aspects among ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2641
Email
s.a.debrito@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rory T. Devine

Dr Rory T. Devine

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
Senior Admissions Tutor

School of Psychology

Dr Rory T. Devine is a developmental psychologist with expertise in children’s social and cognitive development, longitudinal research methods and psychometrics. His research focuses on individual differences in ‘higher-order’ cognitive skills from infancy to adulthood. His work seeks to understand: (1) why children differ from one another in their ability to reason about ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3340
Email
r.t.devine@bham.ac.uk

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca

Senior 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. The goal of his research is to understand how the brain progressively builds the perception of the environment by picking up information through actions and by integrating sensations over time.

Personal website: http://massimilianodiluca.info/

Email
m.diluca@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexandra Enocson

Dr Alexandra Enocson

Programme Manager, Rights for Time Research Network

Alexandra Enocson is the senior programme manager of a three-year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded global research programme Breathe Well. The programme aims to develop and consolidate a sustainable collaboration and shared vision between the UoB Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) research team (providing oversight, research method design and training), and lead ...

Email
a.enocson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Davinia Fernández-Espejo’s main goal is to understand how the brain supports consciousness and what goes wrong for patients to become entirely unaware after severe brain injury. She uses techniques such as MRI (structural and functional), tDCS, and behavioural approaches in both healthy volunteers and patients with a disorder of consciousness to test hypotheses about ...

Email
d.fernandez-espejo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michelle Fisher

Clinical Director

School of Psychology

Dr Michelle Fisher is the Clinical Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course.  She has worked as Clinical Director since 2012 and prior to this she was a Clinical Tutor since 2004.  She qualified in 2000 from the Birmingham Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course and has a background in working in adult mental health.

Email
m.fisher.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Heather D. Flowe

Professor Heather D. Flowe

Professor of Forensic Psychology

Heather’s research is centered on understanding episodic memory, particularly memory for criminal events, using both experimental and applied approaches. This includes interdisciplinary investigations of memory retrieval in police interviews and lineup parades. She develops memory enhancing, broad reach, low-cost procedures that are being integrated into legal systems around the world.

Heat ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4925
Email
h.flowe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Owen Forster

Dr Owen Forster

Programme Director, Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate

School of Psychology

Dr Owen Forster is a qualified Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in the provision of clinical work in forensic settings, including prison, probation and the courts.

Email
o.forster@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Fox

Dr Andrew Fox

Lecturer in Psychology
Research Tutor
Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Dr Andy Fox is a clinical psychologist specialising in complex and enduring mental health needs, particularly psychosis. Much of his work involves developing an understanding of the social-psychological factors important in complex mental health difficulties and trying to work out what to do about them to improve people's well-being.

Email
a.p.fox@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joseph Galea

Dr Joseph Galea

Reader in Motor Neuroscience
Deputy Head of Research

School of Psychology

Dr Galea is broadly interested in motor control. This ranges from the neural correlates of motor learning to stroke rehabilitation. At present, he is particularly interested in how reward/punishment influences our actions and can be used to alter the speed at which our motor system learns or retains new movements.

Personal website: www.josephgalea.weebly.com

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3601
Email
j.galea@bham.ac.uk

Dr Siân Lowri Griffiths

Dr Siân Lowri Griffiths

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Griffiths is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Professor Rachel Upthegrove on the Psychosis Immune Mechanism Stratified Medicine Study (PIMS) and the NIHR ADePP trial. She has extensive experience of working on clinical trials and observational studies within the area of psychosis and youth mental health. 

Dr Griffiths is interested in heterogeneity in treatment outcomes and ...

Email
s.l.griffiths@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tjerk Gutteling

Dr Tjerk Gutteling

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Dr Tjerk Gutteling investigates visual perception and the aspects that influence it. Currently, the focus is on neuronal oscillations using MEG.

Email
t.p.gutteling@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hannah Heath

Dr Hannah Heath

Lecturer in Psychology
Senior Tutor

School of Psychology

Dr Hannah Heath is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her main teaching interests are in critical social theory, social psychology, and qualitative methods. She has been involved in a range of qualitative studies focusing on social and health psychology topics. Through interviews, focus groups, and prompt methods, Hannah has ...

Email
h.heath@bham.ac.uk

Dr Clayton Hickey

Dr Clayton Hickey

Senior Lecturer
BSc Neuroscience Programme Lead

School of Psychology

Dr Hickey uses tools from cognitive neuroscience – fMRI, EEG, MEG, TES, eye-tracking, and drug challenge – to study how our prior experience of the world dictates the manner in which we sense and perceive it.

Email
c.m.hickey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Howard

Dr Ruth Howard

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

I am a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and within that role I am Admissions Tutor for the ClinPsyD Programme.  My areas of interest in research and teaching fall within the broad area of health psychology, focusing specifically on coeliac disease, cancer and end of life care.   

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

Dr Roya Jalali

Dr Roya Jalali

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Roya Jalali is working as postdoctoral fellow working on the neural basis of transcranial electric stimulation on sensorimotor network. Using MRS and fMRI, she is investigating the effect of tDCS on the metabolites and functional connectivity in sensorimotor areas.

Email
r.jalali@bam.ac.uk

Dr Fay Julal Cnossen

Dr Fay Julal Cnossen

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Director of Undergraduate Studies

School of Psychology

Dr Fay Julal Cnossen is a psychologist interested in attachment and caregiving experiences in emerging adulthood and support-seeking (within relationships and in academic settings). In 2018 Fay was awarded the HEFi Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation for her use of infant simulators in teaching undergraduate developmental psychology students.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4935
Email
f.s.julal@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Kent

Dr Elizabeth Kent

Clinical Tutor and Overseas Selection Tutor

School of Psychology

Elizabeth has worked as a Clinical Tutor on the Clinical Psychology course since 2009, which includes liaison with placement providers within the NHS and third sector, organizing placements, training supervisors and working to resolve any difficulties if they occur. In addition Elizabeth is involved in coordinating the Systemic and Learning Disabilities sub-courses and has lead the admissions ...

Email
e.kent.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrea Krott

Dr Andrea Krott

Reader in Psychology of Language
Deputy Head of School

School of Psychology

Andrea Krott studies the psychology of human language. Her early research investigated how we store and represent language rules and words in our minds and how children acquire those rules and words. More recently, she has investigated language as an ability that interacts with other cognitive abilities. She is interested in how general cognitive abilities such as attention and cognitive ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4903
Email
a.krott@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Lee

Dr Jonathan Lee

Professor of Memory Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Dr. Jonathan Lee is a behavioural neuroscientist primarily interested in the mechanisms and functions of memory processes. In particular, he currently studies the phenomenon of memory reconsolidation, which may have applications in the understanding of and treatment of conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction.

Find out more about Jonathans role at Memory Birmingham.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2607
Email
j.l.c.lee@bham.ac.uk

Monica Lloyd

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Monica Lloyd is a chartered and HCPC registered forensic psychologist who joined the University on retirement from Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. She set up and continues to teach on the combined forensic clinical psychology doctorate training course, which started in 2013 and now has 15 alumni. Her specialism is the Psychology of Terrorism, which developed from working with ...

Email
m.lloyd.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Patricia Lockwood

Dr Patricia Lockwood

Senior Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr. Patricia Lockwood is a cognitive and social neuroscientist. She is head of the Social Decision Neuroscience Lab. Her work focuses on the neurocognitive foundations of social learning and decision-making across the lifespan and in psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Email
p.l.lockwood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Teresa Jane Madurai

Clinical Tutor in Clinical Psychology
Msci Psychology and Psychological Practice Programme Lead

Teresa is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children, young people and their families. She has a special interest in autism spectrum, pathological demand avoidance and chronic health conditions. As a clinical tutor on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme she oversees the personal and professional issues curriculum model and is involved in the child module teaching and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5615
Email
t.j.madurai@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steven Marwaha

Professor Steven Marwaha

Professor of Psychiatry
Institute for Mental Health

School of Psychology

Steven Marwaha is an academic Psychiatrist whose main interest is in early intervention and mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and depression. His work focusses on pathways to illness and care, and ways of improving the clinical outcomes of this group using both pharmacological and psychological interventions. As a Consultant Psychiatrist he runs the Mood Disorders Clinic in Birmingham ...

Telephone
0121 414 3665
Email
s.marwaha@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr Steve Mayhew conducts a lot of simultaneous EEG-fMRI experiments in an effort to better understand the coupling between single-trial variability in electrophysiological and haemodynamic measurements of brain responses, and how interactions between ongoing brain processes and external events are intrinsic to the function of the brain.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7191
Email
s.d.mayhew@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Dr Ali Mazaheri

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Programme lead for BSc Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Mazaheri is an expert on the role of oscillations in cognition and behaviour. His research focuses on the neural interactions underlying different facets of  cognitive control in both the healthy and clinical populations.

Email
a.mazaheri@bham.ac.uk

Dr Federica Meconi

Dr Federica Meconi

Senior Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr. Fede Meconi is currently conducting a research study with patients with amnesia in collaboration with Prof. Chris Butler in Oxford. She is currently recruiting healthy participants (age range: 40-60 years old) for an EEG (electroencephalography) study. For more information please get in touch with her or visit her website:

https://fedemeconi.weebly.com/

Telephone
+44 12141 49517
Email
f.meconi.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Dr Carmel Mevorach

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience
International Lead

School of Psychology

Dr Carmel Mevorach is a cognitive neuroscientist focusing on mechanisms of top-down attention control, which lie at the heart of various cognitive functions. His research also aims to unravel how individual factors (such as autistic traits or normal aging) mediate mechanisms of attention, including on the neural level.

Website: https://mevorach-lab.weebly.com/

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44910
Email
c.mevorach@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Michail

Dr Maria Michail

Senior Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Maria Michail leads the Suicide and self-harm research group at the Institute for Mental Health. Her work focuses on understanding the processes that underlie self-harm and suicidal behavior in young people with multiple vulnerabilities; and, using this knowledge to develop and evaluate evidence-based intervention to reduce suicide risk among young people and improve their care and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6795
Email
m.michail@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Mullinger

Dr Karen Mullinger

Joint Nottingham and Birmingham Lecturer and Anne McLaren Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Mullinger is an expert in simultaneous EEG-fMRI. She focuses on understanding the sources of the EEG artefacts and how to reduce them at source. Using the best EEG-fMRI techniques available she investigates neurovascular coupling to better understand brain function.

See Dr Mullinger's Nottingham profile

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7615
Email
k.mullinger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Oliver

Dr Caroline Oliver

Director of the Forensic Psychology Postgraduate Programmes
HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist

School of Psychology

Dr Oliver is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist, and is Director of the Forensic Psychology Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Birmingham. Dr Oliver is also a part-time practitioner.

Telephone
0121 414 7215
Email
c.j.oliver@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Olson

Dr Andrew Olson

Senior Lecturer
Director of PGT Programmes

School of Psychology

Andrew Olson is a neuropsychologist who is interested in cognition and its various forms of breakdown and especially in the organization of language in the brain. He works with patient volunteers with aphasia, children, healthy adults and members of the deaf community.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3328
Email
a.l.o.olson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yali Pan

Dr Yali Pan

Research Fellow
Neural Oscillations Group

School of Psychology

Dr Yali Pan is a postdoctoral researcher in neuronal oscillations group. She is interested into the neural mechanism underlying brain cognitions. Her research fields focus on visual working memory, reading and spatial attention, using the technique of MEG and iEEG (intracranial EEG).

Telephone
+44 (0) 790 290 7832
Email
y.pan.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hyojin Park

Dr Hyojin Park

Birmingham Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Hyojin Park is an expert on neural oscillatory mechanisms associated with human speech and memory. Her PhD work focused on the functional role of brain oscillations and how they support network interactions (cross-frequency coupling) in attention and memory. Her current research is focused on the topic of audiovisual speech processing, integration, and communication.

View Hyojin Park’s ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2948
Email
h.park@bham.ac.uk

Dr Theresa Powell

Dr Theresa Powell

Clinical Psychology Programme Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Theresa joined the Clinical Psychology Doctorate in May 2000.  Her main research interests are in the area of brain injury rehabilitation and include: factors affecting engagement in rehabilitation, compensatory memory strategies, outcome measurement and navigation/route learning in people with acquired brain injury.  Her clinical work is based at West Midlands Rehabilitation Service, ...

Telephone
0121 414 7124
Email
t.powell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Emma Preece

Dr Emma Preece

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Emma Preece teaches extensively across the undergraduate programme and has areas of expertise in cognitive, developmental, social and health psychology. Dr Preece is also a mixed-methods researcher who teaches across the research methods modules in the School of Psychology and she has also recently taken on the school role of PGTA Coordinator.

Email
e.l.preece@bham.ac.uk

Dr Foyzul Rahman

School of Psychology

Dr Foyzul Rahman is currently investigating the effect of exercise and aerobic fitness in improving cognitive and language function in old age. Dr Rahman is currently part of a multidisciplinary team (based here in the UK and in Norway) that is involved in the Fitness, Ageing, and Bilingualism (FAB) project funded by the Research Council of Norway. Project website: www.fab-study.com.

Email
f.rahman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Richards

Dr Caroline Richards

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of Education

School of Psychology

The aim of Dr Richards’ research is to reduce negative clinical outcomes for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work with children with autism and children with rare genetic syndromes has thus far focused on reducing self-injury, improving sleep disorders and understanding the impact of premature birth. Her research uses experimental, epidemiological, single case and ...

Telephone
0121 4158098
Email
c.r.richards@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gerard Riley

Dr Gerard Riley

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist.  I work in neuropsychological rehabilitation, both in clinical practice and in research.  Research interests include family relationships in acquired brain injury and dementia, errorless learning, and the coping responses of those with an acquired brain injury (particularly self-identity).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44923
Email
g.a.riley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jack Rogers

Dr Jack Rogers

Lecturer in Psychology and Youth Mental Health

School of Psychology

Dr Rogers is a Lecturer in Psychology and Youth Mental Health based within the Institute for Mental Health, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. His work uses different scientific methods such as clinical assessment, neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging techniques to better understand how brain maturation promotes normal cognitive development, and what causes this development to ...

Telephone
+44(0) 121 4147195
Email
j.rogers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pia Rotshtein

Dr Pia Rotshtein

Lecturer
Postgraduate Admissions Lead
MSc BICN Programme Lead

School of Psychology

Dr Pia Rotshtein is an experimental researcher and works on the field of cognitive neuroscience, combining work on the healthy and the diseased brain. She is actively involved in promoting transparency and open science initiative.

Telephone
0121 414 2879
Email
p.rotshtein@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katrien Segaert

Dr Katrien Segaert

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Dr. Katrien Segaert's research focuses on the neurobiology of language processing, with a special focus on how sentence-level processes and interactive communication are supported by the brain. She also studies how the neurobiological infrastructure of language processing changes throughout the lifespan and researches lifestyle factors (such as regular physical exercise) that can ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7760
Email
k.segaert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melanie Snape

Dr Melanie Snape

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in CBT

School of Psychology

Dr Melanie Snape has been teaching and supervising on the CBT Programme since its inception at the University of Birmingham in 2004. She currently contributes to CBT training and supervision across the school of Psychology.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7130
Email
m.snape@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Sowden

Dr Sophie Sowden

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Sophie Sowden is an experimental psychologist and director of the U21 Autism Research Network. She is interested in social cognition across the lifespan as well as in a range of clinical conditions including autism, conduct disorder and Parkinson’s Disease, and takes a cross-cultural approach to her research.

Telephone
0121 678 1000
Email
s.l.sowden@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 Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD) and the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Her research projects have focused on female offending, the rehabilitation of violent and sex offenders in the UK, youth offending, alternatives to accredited treatment programmes (e.g. applied theatre), and alternatives to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4949
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

Dr Andrew Surtees

Dr Andrew Surtees

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Andrew Surtees is an expert in social cognition, autism and mental health.  He combines cutting-edge research on social understanding in typical and atypical populations with practice as a Clinical Psychologist.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4934
Email
a.surtees@bham.ac.uk

Dr Robin Thompson

Dr Robin Thompson

Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies

School of Psychology

Robin Thompson is a cognitive psychologist interested in the underlying nature of human language (both signed and spoken) and, in particular, how language is related to other aspects of cognition.

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Email
r.thompson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rachel Upthegrove

Professor Rachel Upthegrove

Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Consultant Psychiatrist Early Intervention in Psychosis

School of Psychology

Rachel is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, and Consultant Psychiatrist in the Birmingham Early Intervention Services. Her research Interest is within the field of major mental illness; particularly schizophrenia and co-morbid depression in early phases of illness. Recent projects have developed the investigation of inflammatory models of psychosis ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6241
Email
r.upthegrove@bham.ac.uk

Dr Darrelle Villa

Dr Darrelle Villa

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Darrelle Villa is a lecturer in clinical psychology and a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered clinical psychologist. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching interests are in psychological formulation and interventions in the context of adult mental health and how to evaluate them, and qualitative methodologies. Her research focuses on qualitative ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4650
Email
d.villa.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Wade

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Cerebra Network Co-ordinator

School of Psychology

Dr Kelly Wade is a Post Graduate Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist with an interest in the role of pain and physical health problems in the behaviour of children with intellectual disability. Dr Wade’s research aims to increase our understanding of the interaction between pain and behaviour, as well as working to improve clinical methods of identifying pain and painful health ...

Telephone
0121 414 7209
Email
k.a.wade@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ed Wilding

Professor Ed Wilding

Professor in Psychology
Head of the School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Ed Wilding studies the psychological and neural processes that support human long-term memory. His current research interests are in how we exert control over what we remember and what we forget. A newer and rather different line of research concerns how best to implement and evaluate initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion.

Telephone
0121 414 7217
Email
e.l.wilding@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Wilson

Dr Martin Wilson

MR Physicist

School of Psychology

Dr Wilson has over 10 years’ experience in the field of Magnetic Resonance, with a particular interest in MR spectroscopy. He currently provides MR Physics support for research at Birmingham University Imaging Centre (BUIC).

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8833
Email
m.p.wilson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Reader in Applied Clinical Psychology
Lead of People and Culture for the School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Kate Woodcock’s research interests can be summarised as aiming to investigate and explain human behaviour by considering multiple potential influences at different levels of explanation. For example, people’s genes, their brain structure, their brain functioning, cognitive, physiological and emotional functioning can all affect people’s behaviour both individually and in an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6036
Email
k.a.woodcock@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jessica Woodhams

Professor Jessica Woodhams

Head of Research
Professor of Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Jessica is a chartered psychologist and an HCPC registered forensic psychologist. She is the School of Psychology’s Head of Research. Her primary areas of research are policing and sexual offending and much of her research is co-produced with practitioners from UK and international policing and law enforcement. She is the founder of the international academic-practitioner C-LINK ...