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Professor Amanda Ellison

Executive Director

Ph.D, BAmod Physiology


Affiliations
AffiliationRoom numberTelephone
Executive Director of Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing +44 (0) 191 33 40430
Professor in the Department of PsychologyRH011+44 (0) 191 33 40430
Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition  
Member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit  

Biography

Research Interests
My interests include the neuroscientific basis of vision; neuronal disruption in migraine headache; visuomotor systems; sensorimotor cortical interfacing; thalamocortical dysrhythmia and the rehabilitative benefits of TMS.

Awarded Grants

  • 2017: Channel 4 PhD Studentship(£180000.00 from Channel 4)
  • 2016: An examination of factors influencing the success of a training app for individuals with a partial visual loss(£68644.00 from The Dunhill Medical Trust)
  • 2016: Control of Attention by the Motor System: A Motor Bias Theory of Attention(£342080.00 from ESRC)
  • 2014: Rehabilitation of visual function after brain injury(£105000.00 from AHSN)
  • 2008: THE ORIENTATION OF ATTENTION IN SPACE(£104351.00 from Dr Hadwen Trust)
  • 2007: THE INTERACTION OF BRAIN REGIONS(£1360.00 from The Nuffield Foundation)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2018: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University College London
  • 2017: International Lecture: University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

    Law, Technology and Society Lecture Series.

    Invited Lecture "The use of interdisciplinarity in solving societal problems"

  • 2017: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: Birmingham City University
  • 2016: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University of Helsinki
  • 2016: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University of Glasgow
  • 2015: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: NIH
  • 2014: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University College London
  • 2014: Trustee of Animal Free Research UK: Animal Free Research UK is a charity which was founded in 1970 and is ;the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity that funds and promotes the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.
  • 2011: PhD Examination: External examiner for PhD: University College London

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Dreams and sleep: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Neuroscience: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Drink & drugs: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Human biology and development: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Medical and health research topics: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Memory and brain function: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Perception / attractiveness: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Stress: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour
  • Vision / eye movement: the biological basis of behaviour; physiology and behaviour; brain and behaviour

Publications

Authored book

  • Ellison, Amanda (2020). Splitting; The Inside Story on Headaches. Bloomsbury, Green Tree.
  • Ellison, Amanda (2012). Getting your Head around the Brain. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book review

  • Ellison, Amanda (2006). Itti et al, the Neurobiology of Attention. A Review. Perception (35): 859-860.

Chapter in book

Journal Article