My research interests are in the broad areas of attention and inhibition, with a focus on the effects of video gaming.

  • BSc Astrophysics and Psychology, Keele University
  • PhD Mathematical Physics, Coventry University

Publications

  1. & Response inhibition in the parametric Go/No-Go task in psychopathic offenders. Psychiatry Research 250, 256-263.
  2. & Domain General Sequence Operations Contribute to Pre-SMA Involvement in Visuo-spatial Processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10
  3. & Cathodal tDCS improves task performance in participants high in Coldheartedness. Clinical Neurophysiology 127(9), 3102-3109.
  4. & Meta-analysis of real-time fMRI neurofeedback studies using individual participant data: How is brain regulation mediated?. NeuroImage 124, 806-812.
  5. & fMRI neurofeedback of higher visual areas and perceptual biases. Neuropsychologia

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Teaching

  • PSA111 Cognition I: Basic Processes

    The module introduces key theoretical and methodological issues in three main areas of cogntive psychology: Attention, Perception and Memory. Following a historical review of cognitive psychology, the students are introduced to research topics surrounding each of these areas of cognition. The module will introduce students to the different methodologies used during the past 50 years to study cognition and later concentrate on discussing the basic perceptual, attentional and memory processes. This module also explores in more depth the current research topics and the rigorous scientific debates surrounding these areas of cognition. The module will concentrate on the way modern methodologies can be used to probe mental capabilities and discover facts about the way our brains receive, process and act upon information from different sensory modalities.

  • PSY111 Cognition I: Basic Processes

    The module introduces key theoretical and methodological issues in three main areas of cognitive psychology: Attention, Perception and Memory. Following a historical review of cognitive psychology, the students are introduced to research topics surrounding each of these areas of cognition. The module will introduce students to the different methodologies used during the past 50 years to study cognition and later concentrate on discussing the basic perceptual, attentional and memory processes. This module also explores in more depth the current research topics and the rigorous scientific debates surrounding these areas of cognition. The module will concentrate on the way modern methodologies can be used to probe mental capabilities and discover facts about the way our brains receive, process and act upon information from different sensory modalities.

  • PSY319 Final Year Independent Research Project

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. The research topic is decided in conjunction with supervisors and Research topics. Students must obtain ethical approval, design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

  • PSY320 Dissertation

    This optional module provides students with the opportunity to conduct an extended literature review to discover what is currently known about an interesting, but less well known, area of psychology that is not taught as part of the psychology curriculum in Level 5 or 6. Students work independently, guided by their dissertation supervisor, to research a topic of their choice. In recent years students have written dissertations about `political psychology¿, `positive psychology¿ `why people take part in extreme sports¿, `does cannabis use cause schizophrenia¿ and many other diverse lines of enquiry.

  • PSY325 Independent Research Project - Joint Honours

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Students must obtain ethical approval, design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society.

Supervision

  • Is percieved cost a barrier to consumer intentions to buy? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Antonis Simintiras
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
  • 'Simulation of brain metabolism and blood flow changes in response to electrical stimuli using reaction-diffusion models. ' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Sophie Shermer
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
  • Modelling context effects in cognition: Integrating EEG and choice response time models. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christoph Weidemann
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
  • What can psychophysiological factors tell us about the likelihood of future cognitive decline (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
    Other supervisor: Dr Vicky Lovett
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrea Tales
  • Exploring visual attention eith eye-tracking and pupilometry (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Blagrove
  • Developing Neuroimaging Interfaces (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrea Tales
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Exams Officer - Department of Psychology, Swansea University

    2014 - Present

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2012 Present Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Swansea University
2010 2012 Lecturer Brunel University, London