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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

Dr Lucy Blake
(PPH)

Family relationships, child development, estrangement, mental health, young people

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 Jasmine Childs-Fegredo
(ACN PPH)

Yoga-integrated psychotherapy, mindfulness, school mental health, counselling psychology

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

Danny Holmes
(OPE)

Mental health, sports performance, group dynamics, performing under pressure

Dr Nicola Holt
(ACN PPH)

Creativity, art and health, schizotypy, anomalous experiences, experience sampling

Dr Iris Holzleitner
(ACN)

Face perception, social cognition, evolutionary psychology, morphometrics, open science

Dr Nic Hooper
(OPE PPH)

Acceptance and commitment therapy, applied behaviour analysis

Dr Jane Humphreys
(AW)

Under fives 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 Jane Meyrick
(PPH)

Sexual health and well-being, public health, sexual violence prevention

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 Abby Tabor
(ACN)

Embodied cognition, active inference, noncommunicable diseases, pain, built environment

Dr Zoe Thomas
(PPH)

Mental health, complex presentations, dual diagnosis

Dr Miles Thompson
(PPH)

Acceptance and commitment therapy, chronic pain, community psychology

Dr Trang Tran
(AW PPH)

Psychological wellbeing, cultural adaptation, ecological development, intercultural practices

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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