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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 the 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

Research groups

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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