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Associate Professor in the Department of PsychologyRH008+44 (0) 191 33 43234
Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition  
Member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit  
Fellow of Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 43234


B.Sc. & M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. D.Phil. (Psychology), University of Oxford, England, 1993 - 1997. Lecturer in Psychology, King Alfred's College Winchester (now University of Winchester), England, 1996 - 2003.

Research interests

  • Social cognitive neuroscience
  • The emotions
  • The perception of faces, emotions, and biological motion
  • The scientific study of consciousness
  • Conceptual issues in evolutionary & cognitive psychological explanation

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Awarded Grants

  • 2019: Can cognitive tests differentiate Progressive Supranuclear Palsy from Parkinson's disease?(£148494.43 from The Dunhill Medical Trust)
  • 2019: Production and Perception of facial expressions of emotion in humans and their closest relatives(£476427.00 from ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN))
  • 2009: Travel grant to attend Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Conference, Chicago, USA(£1386.00 from The Royal Society)
  • 2008: EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS(£48123.00 from Arts and Humanities Research Council)
  • 2006: NEUROSCIENCE 2006: 36TH ANNUAL MEETING(£975.00 from The Royal Society)
  • 2004: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION PERCEPTION(£3900.00 from Human Frontier Science Program)
  • 2003: THE MCDONNELL PROJECT IN PHILOSOPHY(£7202.36 from James S. McDonnell Foundation)

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