Members of the Psychological Sciences Research Group

Find out more about our members, our theme affiliations, our research interests, and visit our more detailed staff profiles.

Key to the abbreviated research themes

AW - Ageing Well
ACN - Applied Cognition and Neuroscience
OPE - Optimising Performance and Engagement
PPH - Promoting Psychological Health

Staff members with primary affiliation to Psychological Sciences Research Group

Name and theme Key research interests
Dr Chris Alford
(AW ACN OPE PPH)
Performance, behaviour, cognition, sleep, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, psychophysiology, EEG.
Dr Gamze Arman
(OPE)
Business expatriates and immigrants, female career development, abusive supervision.
Dr Selma Babayigit
(AW ACN OPE PPH)
Language, cognition and literacy development, bilingual, English as an additional language, Turkish.
Kate Bradley
(OPE)
Psychometric assessment, selection and development, artificial intelligence, diversity, growth mindset.
Dr Caroline Brown
(ACN)
Psychophysiological, attention, cognitive development, autism, emotion, mindfulness.
Dr Sarah Brown
(PPH)
Weight management, cardiac rehabilitation, yoga for health and wellbeing.
Dr James Byron-Daniel
(OPE)
Applied sport psychology, exercise interventions, performance, lifespan physical activity.
Dr Mike Chase
(AW PPH)
Community psychology, mixed methods evaluations, and health provision experiences.
Dr Gary Christopher
(AW)
Neuropsychological testing, dementia, ageing, emotion regulation, executive function, caffeine.
Dr Kait Clark
(ACN)
Visual cognition, attention, perceptual learning, training, expertise, individual differences.
Dr Toni Dicaccavo
(AW OPE PPH)
Counselling psychology, parentification, compassion focused therapy, CBT.
Andy Eastwood
(ACN PPH)
Psychopharmacology, social cognition, alcohol-related aggression, emotional face processing.
Dr Eva Fragkiadaki
(PPH)
Psychotherapy change and outcome, qualitative methods, mixed methods.
Dr Jennie Ferrell
(AW)
Cognitive development, social cognition, counterfactual reasoning, group dynamics.
Emma Gaskin
(ACN)
Forensic psychology; face memory, perception and recognition; identifying offenders.
Dr Miltos Hadjiosif
(PPH)
Counselling psychology, wounded healer, community psychology, narrative, popular culture.
Adam Harvey
(ACN)
Verbal and nonverbal lie-detection, memory performance, investigative interviewing.
Dr Priscilla Heard
(AW ACN OPE PPH)
Visual perception, illusions, facial expression.
Dr Nicola Holt
(ACN PPH)
Creativity, art and health, schizotypy, anomalous experiences, experience sampling.
Dr Nic Hooper
(OPE PPH)
Acceptance and commitment therapy, applied behaviour analysis.
Dr Jane Humphreys
(AW)
Under 5s cognitive/social development, lifespan transitions, teaching and learning.
Dr Kris Kinsey
(AW ACN)
Cognitive neuroscience, EEG, eye tracking, attention, vision, lexical dyslexia.
Dr Emily Le Roux-Rutledge
(PPH)
Identity, narrative, migration, international development, health communication, gender, media.
Dr James Macdonald
(ACN)
Consciousness, attention, perception, mind-wandering, mental imagery, neuronal oscillations.
Dr Chris Pawson
(OPE PPH)
Community psychology, mental health, child development, ethology, behavioural ecology.
Gemma Pike
(OPE PPH)
Proactivity, social identity, careers, psychological capital, coaching, workplace wellbeing.
Dr Paul Redford
(OPE PPH)
Organisational and business psychology, individual differences, motivation, creativity, learning.
Dr Claire-Marie Roberts
(AW ACN OPE PPH)
Career termination, psychopathology, oculomotor behaviour, professional practice, women’s sport.
Dr Niklas Serning
(PPH)
Therapeutic use of psychedelics, critical psychology, post-psychology, young people.
Mr Ben Steeden
(AW OPE)
Leadership, leadership potential, recruitment, unconscious bias, ageism, wellbeing.
Dr Zoe Thomas
(PPH)
Mental health, complex presentations, dual diagnosis.
Dr Miles Thompson
(PPH)
Acceptance and commitment therapy, chronic pain, community psychology.
Dr Tony Ward
(ACN PPH)
Cognitive representation, psychotherapy, pluralism, integration, emotion processing, online simulation.
Matt Wood
(OPE PPH)
Human computer interaction, qualitative methods, critical psychology, human sexuality.
Lindsay Woodford
(OPE)
Overtraining, mental health, sport psychology.
Dr Nancy Zook
(AW ACN)
Executive functions, ageing, neuropsychological tests.

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