Academic staff in the School of Psychology 

Head of School

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

Academic staff

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor Ian Apperly

Professor of cognition and development
Head of Research

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

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

Dr Andrew Bagshaw

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

School of Psychology

Dr 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
Equality & Diversity Lead

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

Professor Anthony Beech

Professor Anthony Beech

Emeritus Professor in Criminological Psychology

School of Psychology

Professor Anthony Beech is an Emeritus Professor in the Centre for Applied Psychologyat the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and six books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. In 2009 he received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in Dallas, and the Senior Award ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7215
Email
a.r.beech@bham.ac.uk

Dr Richard Bennett

Dr Richard Bennett

Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Course Lead - PGDip High Intensity Psychological Therapy (CBT)

School of Psychology

Dr Richard Bennett works as a Lecturer on the CBT programmes, where he leads the Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity CBT.  He is qualified as a Clinical Psychologist and Occupational Therapist and regularly contributes to a range of professional training courses across the University.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3763
Email
r.bennett@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

Professor David Booth

Professor David Booth

Honorary Professor

School of Psychology

David Booth investigates the ways in which an individual's life works. His research and teaching centre on the processes in the mind that situate actions and reactions by people, members of other species and, indeed, socially intelligent engineered systems.

Email
d.a.booth@sussex.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

Reader in 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

The research focus of Marion Brickwedde is the application of brain computer interfaces to modulate and understand neural oscillations and their role for information processing und neural plasticity.

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 in Psychology

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 Jonathan Catling

Dr Jonathan Catling

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of UG Studies
Student Enhancement & Outreach

School of Psychology

Dr Jonathan Catling is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, and is an expert in research design and analysis.  His research interests cover the fields of language acquisition, especially the impact of the ‘Age of Acquisition’ of language on cognitive functions in later life, and of resilience and the impact of general mental health and state anxiety on cognitive ...

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

Dr Ian Charest

Dr Ian Charest

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Ian Charest is a cognitive neuroscientist generally interested in investigating high-level visual and auditory representations using neuroimaging techniques such as EEG, MEG and fMRI. He studies the neurobiological bases of individual differences in personality and behavior, with particular interests in human perception, memory, and decision-making. His work is centered on the question of how ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8146
Email
i.charest@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

Katie Chisholm

Katie Chisholm

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

My research interests focus on adolescent mental health. They include the early detection and intervention of mental illness, risks and resilience associated with the development of mental illness, and primary and secondary prevention methods.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6241
Email
k.e.chisholm.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

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

Professor Alex Copello

Professor Alex Copello

Honorary Professor of Addiction Research/Consultant Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Professor Copello's research has led to major impacts on addiction treatment in the UK in recent years. He was Principal Investigator in the MRC funded UK Alcohol Treatment Trial, the largest trial of alcohol treatments conducted in the UK that informs effective and cost effective delivery of psychosocial interventions for alcohol problems. He led the development of a social and family ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7414
Email
a.g.copello@bham.ac.uk

Professor Leam Craig

Professor Leam Craig

Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

School of Psychology

Professor Leam A. Craig is a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd. He is Professor (Hon) of Forensic Psychology at the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, University of Birmingham.

He has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

He has authored over 70 research articles and chapters in a range of research ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 377 6276
Email
leamcraig@forensicpsychology.co.uk

Dr Damian Cruse

Dr Damian Cruse

Senior Lecturer

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 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 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

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 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

Dr Charlotte Flavell

Dr Charlotte Flavell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Charlotte Flavell is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Memory Persistence Lab. She is chiefly interested in the molecular mechanisms associated with memory reconsolidation and the ways that this can be applied to maladaptive memories, such as those associated with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and addiction.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7213

Dr Geraldine Fletcher

Dr Geraldine Fletcher

CBT Programmes Director

School of Psychology

Geraldine is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and currently works part-time in the NHS, where she leads a Skills Development Service, and part-time at the University of Birmingham, where she directs CBT Programmes. She is an accredited therapist, trainer and supervisor with the BABCP, and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4908

Dr Heather D. Flowe

Dr Heather D. Flowe

Reader in 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 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

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

Siân Lowri Griffiths

Siân Lowri Griffiths

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Lowri is a Research Fellow at the School of Psychology working with Professor Rachel Upthegrove on a suicide prevention impact case study, and is also working on projects investigating the recognition and management of depression in early psychosis. Lowri was awarded a PhD in December 2018, looking into the predictors of functional outcome in first episode psychosis. 

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 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.

Related links:

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

Dr Kareen Heinze

Dr Kareen Heinze

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Kareen Heinze is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. Her 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, e.g. by means of exercise.

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

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor Suzanne Higgs

Professor in the Psychobiology of Appetite
Deputy Head of Research

School of Psychology

Professor Dr. Higgs is a researcher interested in the psychology of eating. In particular, she is 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 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

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

Reader
Deputy Head of School

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 joined the University part time on retirement from the National Offender Management Service. She helped to establish the new combined forensic and clinical doctorate training and her specialism is the Psychology of Extremism and Terrorism. She continues to offer consultancy to the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the UK and is a Research Fellow with the Centre for ...

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

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

Birmingham Fellow

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)

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

Professor Chris Miall

Professor Chris Miall

Professor of Motor Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Professor Miall has been studying sensorimotor control for about 35 years, from his PhD in locusts, to crayfish, primates and for about 20 years he has been working exclusively on human sensory and motor systems. He is particularly interested in the role of the cerebellum, in sensory motor learning and in predictive control, and the impact of somatosensory loss on movement and cognition.

His ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42867
Email
r.c.miall@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 Tamas Minarik

Dr Tamas Minarik

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Tamas Minarik is a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Ole Jensen’s  Neuronal Oscillations research group. His work looks into the neuronal response to Rapid Frequency Tagging using MEG. Moreover, he is working on the implementation of the preprocessing and analysis pipeline of MEG data. Dr Minarik is also employed by the Ludwig-Maximilians University and is working with Professor ...

Email
t.minarik@bham.ac.uk

Dr Isabel Morales-Muñoz

Dr Isabel Morales-Muñoz

Honorary Research Fellow
Institute for Mental Health

Dr Isabel Morales-Muñoz is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Mental Health (IMH). Dr Morales-Muñoz holds the position of Academy of Finland postdoctoral research fellow, at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), in Helsinki, Finland. Her main research interests lie within the field of sleep, neuropsychology and mental health.

Email
i.morales-munoz@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

Professor Uta Noppeney

Professor Uta Noppeney

Chair in Computational Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Professor Noppeney investigates how the human brain integrates information across the senses to interact effectively with our complex dynamic environment. To characterize the neural and computational mechanisms the Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Group combines psychophysics, functional imaging (fMRI & EEG/MEG) and computational modelling.

 

Uta Noppeney is director of the Com ...

Email
u.noppeney@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

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor Chris Oliver

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

School of Psychology

Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His main research interests are behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders in people with severe intellectual disability, genetic syndromes and autism spectrum conditions.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4909
Email
c.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

Professor Jim Orford

Professor Jim Orford

Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology

School of Psychology

Now semi-retired, I have a long career behind me and have achieved a national and international reputation in the fields of addiction and community psychology.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 44918
Email
j.f.orford@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).

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+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.

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

Ana Pesquita

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Ana Pesquita is a Social Cognition researcher. Her work focuses on investigating the cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying the perception of human social behaviour.

Dr Camillo Porcaro

Dr Camillo Porcaro

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Camillo Porcaro is a computational neuroscientist with a core interest in the development of analytical methods for extracting information from non-invasive measures of brain activity. His research focuses on identifying functional brain sources from data obtained through neuroimaging techniques.

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c.porcaro@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, ...

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

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor Jane E. Raymond

Professor of Visual Cognition

School of Psychology

Professor Raymond is a visual perception/cognition specialist with a wide range of interests in how humans use and respond to complex visual information. She conducted the seminal work on the “Attention Blink”, a finding that launched intensive interest in labs around the world on how selective attention operates over time. Her work has included studies on visual attention across time ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4912
Email
j.raymond@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 ...

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

Dr Gerard Riley

Dr Gerard Riley

Senior Academic Tutor

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).

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+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 ...

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

Professor John Rose

Professor John Rose

School of Psychology

John Rose is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have Intellectual Disabilities. He is currently working on a research project examining the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with people with Intellectual Disabilities.

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

Dr Pia Rotshtein

Dr Pia Rotshtein

Lecturer
Deputy Director of PGT Programmes
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.

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

Dr Frederic Roux

Dr Frederic Roux

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Roux combines single neuron recordings in human epilepsy patients and computational modeling to investigate the neural dynamics supporting episodic memory.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8690
Email
f.roux@bham.ac.uk

Dr Thomas Schreiner

Dr Thomas Schreiner

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Neuronal Oscillations Research Group
Episodic Memory Lab

School of Psychology

Sleep is essential for the strengthening (i.e. consolidation) of memories, probably due their spontaneous reactivation during sleep. Thomas is interested in how these reactivation processes can be manipulated experimentally, as well as in their neural underpinnings. To tackle these questions he uses electrophysiological recordings (MEG, EEG, iEEG) and behavioural testing.

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+44 (0)121 414 8690
Email
t.schreiner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katrien Segaert

Dr Katrien Segaert

Lecturer
Admissions tutor

School of Psychology

Dr. Katrien Segaert's research focuses on sentence level language processing, mostly syntactic and semantic processing. She is especially interested in how these core language processes work, how the workings change throughout the lifespan, and how they are instantiated in the brain.

www.katriensegaert.com

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

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor Kim Shapiro

Professor and Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Professor Shapiro in collaboration with other colleagues published the first paper on the ‘attentional blink’ phenomenon. His current research interests continue in attention, particularly as it interacts with short- and long- term memory. He maintains an active lab that includes postdocs, doctoral and masters students, and undergraduate research assistants. In addition to basic ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4930
Email
k.l.shapiro@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.

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+44 (0)121 414 7130
Email
m.snape@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 ...

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+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 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 ...

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+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.

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+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

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.

Research group website

 

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 ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6241
Email
r.upthegrove@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 Maria Wimber

Dr Maria Wimber

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

View Maria's Memory and Learning Group page

Dr Maria Wimber is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in human long-term memory. Her work is centred around the question how remembering adaptively changes our memories, causing some memories to become more permanent, and others to be forgotten. She uses a combination of neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiological (EEG/MEG) and behavioural methods to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4659
Email
m.wimber@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Wood

Professor Stephen Wood

Honorary Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health

School of Psychology

My research aims to understand the health paradox of adolescence - the years between 12 and 25 are a time of great physical fitness, yet this is the period during which 75% of all mental disorders have their onset. Why should this be the case? Clearly changes in the brain are likely culprits, but how they interact with genetic and environmental factors to produce illness is unclear.

The disorder ...

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0121 4144917
Email
s.j.wood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kate Woodcock

Dr Kate Woodcock

Senior Lecturer

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 ...

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

Professor Jessica Woodhams

Professor Jessica Woodhams

Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology
Professor of Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Jessica is a chartered psychologist and an HCPC registered forensic psychologist. Her primary areas of research are policing and sexual offending. She is the Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology, founder of the international academic-practitioner C-LINK network (Crime Linkage International NetworK), and Co-Director of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing at the ...

Dr Alexander Zhigalov

Dr Alexander Zhigalov

Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Alexander Zhigalov is currently research fellow at the Neuronal Oscillations research group, led by Prof Ole Jensen. Dr Zhigalov has extensive training in the field of cognitive neuroscience and medical imaging, and his main expertise lies within the field of MEG data analysis and methods development.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2865
Email
a.zhigalov@bham.ac.uk

Dr Johanna Zumer

Dr Johanna Zumer

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

School of Psychology

Dr Zumer [j.zumer (at) bham.ac.uk] is interested in quantifying the neuronal mechanisms underlying perception, attention and sensory integration by measuring local activity and inter-regional brain connectivity.  She examines the spatiotemporal profile of both neural (MEG/EEG) and haemodynamic (functional MRI) data over a variety of experimental manipulations, to aid the understanding of ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 9516