About our research

Our Psychology Department Dementia Research Group is composed of staff and PhD students actively engaged in a wide range of research investigating subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and various aetiologies of dementia.  We employ a wide range of techniques and methodologies in our qualitative (focus-group based studies) and quantitative research including psychophysics, EEG, eye tracking, Neuroimaging, brain stimulation and mobile device technology.

Dr Claire Hanley

Dr Claire Hanley

Co-Director: Research Recruitment & Event Management

(BSc, MRes, PhD, FHEA)

  • healthy ageing
  • brain stimulation
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • inhibition and cognitive control
  • neuroimaging

 

Dr Amy Jenkins

Dr Amy Jenkins

Co-Director: Database Management & Public Engagement

(BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD)

  • subjective cognitive decline
  • alzheimer's disease
  • visual attention
  • clinical applications of research
  • cognitive assessment via mobile technology

Prof. Andrea Tales

Face of academic staff member prof. Andrea Tales

Founding Director (BSc, MSc, PhD, FBPsS, DCR(T))

  • ageing and dementia
  • vision and attention
  • information processing speed
  • evidence-based health care

Dr Jeremy Tree

Face of academic staff member Dr Jeremy Tree

Founding Director (PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, FHEA)

  • cognitive neuropsychology of language (aphasia)
  • face processing impairments (prosopagnosia)
  • reading impairments (dyslexia)
  • focal neurodegenerative disease (semantic dementia)

Research Staff

Dr Hana Burianová (BSc, MA, PhD)
Face of academic staff member Hana Burianova

Areas of Expertise

  • cognitive neuroscience
  • memory
  • language
  • brain plasticity
  • functional and structural MRI
Dr Cris Izura (BSc, MRes, PhD)
Face of academic staff member Cris Izura

Areas of Expertise

  • cognition of language
  • bilingualism and ageing
  • language disorders
Dr David Playfoot (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA)
Face of academic staff member Dr David Playfoot

Areas of Expertise

  • reading aloud
  • word recognition
  • memory
  • healthy ageing
  • dementia

Research Students

Jeyda Hunt (BSc, MSc)
Face of academic staff member Jeyda Hunt

Areas of Expertise

  • health anxiety
  • memory
  • cognitive decline
  • healthy ageing
  • dementia
Hanna Thomas (BSc, MSc)
Face of academic staff member Hanna Thomas

Areas of Expertise

  • cognitive assessment
  • language
  • bilingualism
  • healthy ageing
  • dementia