|Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology|
My work to date has predominantly focussed on the investigation of evolutionary theories of low mood. Specifically, I am interested in how the process of rumination may be broken down and how the resulting sub-components may relate differentially to problem-solving ability in a multitude of domains. More recently I have become interested in how an individual's metacognitive beliefs about their own ruminative processes may moderate rumination's effect on problem-solving.
More broadly, I am interested in the emotions and emotional processing and have previously conducted work on the lateralisation, and hormonal regulation thereof, emotional face processing.
- Cognitive Effects of Rumination
- Contemporary Issues in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
- Emotional Processing
- Evolutionary Psychopathology
- Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Process
- State and Trait Differences in Rumination
- Ball, K., Birch, Y., Lane, A., Ellison, A., & Schenk, T. (2017). Comparing the effect of temporal delay on the availability of egocentric and allocentric information in visual search. Behavioural Brain Research, 331, 38-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2017.05.018
- Innes, R., Burt, D., Birch, Y., & Hausmann, M. (2016). A leftward bias however you look at it: revisiting the emotional chimeric face task as a tool for measuring emotion lateralization. Laterality, 21(4-6), 643-661. https://doi.org/10.1080/1357650x.2015.1117095