The department of Psychology is one of the largest in the country with over 60 academic experts covering all core areas of the discipline. The department has an enviable reputation for having a welcoming environment centred on staff that are experts in their field, approachable, friendly, and very supportive.

Head of Psychology

  • Dr Philip Banyard

Management Lead

  • Dr Gareth Williams

Department of Psychology Faculty members

 

Name Role Research interests
Dr Loren Abell Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Sally Andrews Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Mark Andrews Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Bayesian data analysis; mathematical psychology; computational models of human cognition
Dr Palwinder Athwal-Kooner Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Forensic mental health
Dr Stephen Badham Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Ageing research including memory and dementia
Prof Thomas Baguley Professor Experimental psychology, human cognition and statistical modelling
Dr Matthew Belmonte Reader Autism: domain-general skills in social cognition; dimensional individual differences. ERP, fMRI, behaviour.
Dr Lucy Betts Associate Professor Cyberbullying, bullying, peer relationships, social development
Dr Jens Binder Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Computer-mediated communication; human-computer interaction; social-interactive technologies; online social networks; social media
Dr Nicholas Blagden Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Sexual offending, crime and desistance; prisons, prisoners, therapy and resettlement; religion and crime
Dr Hayley Boulton Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Mhairi Bowe Lecturer / Senior Lecturer The role of social groups, communities, and places in health and wellbeing
Dr Helen Brown Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Sarah Buglass Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Online risk and vulnerability, social development, fear of missing out (FOMO)
Dr Antonio Castro Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Simon Clarke Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Filipe Cristino Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Filipa Calado Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Prof David Crundall Professor  
Dr Gayle Dillon Principal Lecturer Autism, educational settings, forensic research, vulnerable populations
Dr Vivienne Du Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Andrew Dunn Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Person perception (faces, voices, bodies); attention capture and memory (people, objects and location); perceptual motor action; developmental cognition; evolutionary psychology
Dr Kate Ellis-Davies Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Parenting, parent well-being, postnatal depression, child development, health, play, learning, cross-cultural, hunter-gatherers, IVF, surrogacy, LGBT, developmental
Dr Sarah Gardner Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Bullying; coping; peer relationships; social networks; social development.
Dr Andrew Grayson Associate Professor  
Prof Mick Gregson Professor Emeritus
Prof Mark Griffiths Professor  
Prof John Groeger Professor Sleep, cognition and health
Dr Duncan Guest Principal Lecturer Visual cognition, processing speed and older adults. Cogniton and consumer behaviour.
Laura Hamilton Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Lydia Harkin Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Craig Harper Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Attitudes and judgements about sexual crime; atypical sexuality; political psychology and decision-making
Andrew Harris Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Executive control in risk-taking behaviours
Mark Harris Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Nadja Heym Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Individual differences, personality, psychopathology and antisocial behaviour
Dr Christina Howard Associate Professor Visual attention, brain mechanisms and individual differences in attention
Dr Lai-Sang (Linda) Iao Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Social and cognitive aspects of Autism Spectrum Conditions and Developmental Language Disorder
Dr Beth Jones Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Minority mental health and wellbeing
Dr Gary Jones Associate Professor Typical and atypical development and language acquisition
Dr Lucy Justice Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Memory for events and experiences, esp. applied settings (legal, healthcare)
Dr Maria Karanika-Murray Associate Professor Work-related health and wellbeing
Dr Blerina Kellezi Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Fraenze Kibowski Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Rosie Kitson-Boyce Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Forensic psychology, sexual offences, prisons, reintegration
Dr Maria Kontogianni Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Intimate relationships, relationship ronflict, sexuality, LGBT psychology, identity, military psychology
Dr Daria Kuss Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Rebecca Larkin Principal Lecturer Language and literacy development in children, Developmental Language Disorder
Dr Joost Leunissen Senior Lecturer  
Rebecca Lievesley Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Andrew Mackenzie Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Visual cognition and neuroscience: Understanding oculomotor behaviour and cognitive ability in real-world tasks
Dr Mike Marriott Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Clinical psychology practice, eating disorders, and body image
Dr Sarah McDonald Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Mental health, clinical psychology practice and service, implementation science
Dr Niamh McNamara Senior Lecturer Group memberships and health; identity transitions; social prescribing; online communities and mental health
Dr Alex Meredith Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Prof Suvo Mitra Professor Sensorimotor control; motor-cognitive multi-tasking; effects of ageing
Dr Christine Norman Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Sexual crime, sexual addiction, overcontrolled personality, schizophrenia and schizotypy
Dr Ben Oldfield Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Annika Paukner Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Comparative cognition
Petya Petrova Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Cross-cultural hazard perception and prediction in driving
Dr Halley Pontes Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Preethi Premkumar Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Social neuroscience of family dynamics and vulnerability to psychosis
Dr Michael Rennoldson Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Living with cancer and its treatment, healthcare interactions, & control theory
Dr Darren Rhodes Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Kate Roberts Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Auditory and visual attention, ageing
Dr Jens Roeser Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Understanding human language processing using keystrokes, eye-tracking and Bayesian statistics
Dr Elizabeth Roxburgh Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Anomalous experiences, spirituality, wellbeing and mental health, benefits of nature, sensory processing sensitivity, and service evaluation
Dr Mark Sergeant Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Pedagogy, Academic Integrity, Sexuality
Dr Sarah Seymour-Smith Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Discursive psychology: men's health; online and face-to-face support groups; obesity; sex offending
Serena Simmons Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Karen Slade Associate Professor Suicide, self-harm, dual harm and mental health in forensic populations
Dr Harriet Smith Early Career Researcher  
Dr Lorraine Smith Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Paula Stacey Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Speech perception and audio-visual integration
Dr Rebecca Stack Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Health service research, health promotion, health inequalities, resilience and chronic illness
Dr Clifford Stevenson Associate Professor  
Dr James Stiller Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Alexander Sumich Associate Professor Affective neuroscience (depression, empathy, aggression). Nutrition, fatty acids, gut bacteria. ERP, neuroimaging, behaviour.
Dr Christian Sumner Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Auditory neuroscience; hearing
Dr Eva Sundin Reader  
Dr Sebastian Teicher Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Dr Mark Torrance Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Cognitive and educational psychology of writing
Dr Richard Trigg Principal Lecturer  
Prof Jean Underwood Professor Emerita
Dr Juliet Wakefield Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Group membership and wellbeing
Dr David Wilde Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Qualitative investigations of anomalous experiences; cancer; palliative care; long-term conditions
Dr Glenn Williams Principal Lecturer Psychological wellbeing and mental health
Dr Iain Wilson Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  
Prof Belinda Winder Professor Problematic sexual arousal; sexual offending, crime and desistance; prisons, prisoners, and resettlement; religion and crime
Prof Clare Wood Professor Children’s reading development, technology and literacy, critical literacy skills and ‘fake news’, speech prosody and literacy skills
Dr Angie Young Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  

Hourly Paid Lecturers

  • Dr Claire Bloxsom (Lecturer)
  • Vivianne Crowley (Lecturer)
  • Dimitra Gkiontsi (Lecturer)
  • Georgina Gous (Lecturer)
  • Dr Moon Halder (Lecturer)
  • Stephen Kumako (Lecturer)
  • David Martin (Lecturer)

Research associates

  • Charlotte Boatman
  • Andrew Butcher
  • Imogen Byrne
  • Rahmanara Chowdhury
  • Dr Sebastiano Costa
  • Rosie Daly
  • Jessica Faulkner
  • Thomas Goodge
  • Georgina Gous
  • Dr Moon Halder
  • Bethany Huntington
  • Sarah Kelly
  • Victoria Kroll
  • Alexander Muhl-Richardson
  • Brad Standen
  • William Van Gordon
  • Dr Editha Van Loon
  • Michael Vernon

Technicians

  • Joshua Baker
  • Roy Barson
  • Steven Scott
  • Ben Thompson

 

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