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  • Dr Sarah Gerson

    I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland in 2011 and conducted my graduate research in the Maryland Infant Studies Laboratory with Dr. Amanda Woodward (currently at University of Chicago). From 2011-2014, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour at Radboud University in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) with Dr. Sabine Hunnius and Dr. Harold Bekkering. From January-December 2015 I was a Lecturer at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK). I am currently a Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Psychology.

    My research focuses on how infants and young children come to understand and engage in the social world in which they live. During my graduate career, I conducted research exploring the active role infants play in creating experiences that help them understand the world around them. Specifically, I examined the role active experience, observational experience, and comparison processes play in recognizing goals at the origins of action understanding. More recently, I have built upon this foundation to examine how young children engage in cooperative actions with others. I use a variety of measures to address these topics, including looking times, eyetracking, imitation and other overt behavioral measures, electroencephalography (EEG), and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Cognitive, Developmental psychology, Learning, Neuroscience, Perception

  • Dr Chris Allen

    I am primarily interested in consciousness. I perform experiments which try to track the relationship between how we experience the world and the brain. I use brain stimulation techniques (transcranial magnetic stimulation, TMS) and brain imaging techniques (magnetoencephalography, MEG and magnetic resonance imaging, MRI). I also have a background in philosophy, particularly phenomenology (the study of experience).

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Attention, Cognitive, Imaging science, Neuroscience, Perception, Thinking

  • Dr Michael Lewis

    I carry out research in a range of domains of psychology but they are all related to the perception of faces. This includes how we recognise faces and the recognition of emotional expressions to delusions of face processing and the effects cosmetic treatments.

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Cognitive, Learning, Memory, Perception, Society

  • Professor Robert Snowden

    Forensic psychology. My research mainly covers violence (including murder) and sexual violence (rape, child molestation, paedophilia, etc). I therefore have interests in concepts such as psychopaths, personality disorders and mental illness as it relates to offending and violence. I run courses for professionals on risk assessment of violence in offenders and mentally disordered offenders. I also have an interest in human sexuality and sexual interests which include both normal interests (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, etc) as well as deviant sexual interests (e.g, paedophilia and other paraphilias) I also conduct research of vision and visual perception and am the author of the texbook "Basic Vision" (OUP).

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience, Perception

  • Dr Chris Chambers

    I am a senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at the School of Psychology and head of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre. My main interests are in psychology and neuroscience of human cognitive control, the reform of scientific publishing to improve quality and standards, the relationship between science and the media, and the role of the academic community in helping to shape public policy. In addition to my academic duties, I am also a freelance science writer at the Guardian where I co-host the psychology blog, HeadQuarters.

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Attention, Cognitive, Imaging science, Neuroscience, Perception, Society, Thinking

  • Professor John Culling


    I am an expert in psychocoustics, binaural hearing and speech perception in noise.

    Academic School: Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Perception