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Personal Statement

Background :

I joined the University in January 2007 following an MA and PhD at the University of Glasgow.


I am the director of the Strathclyde Oculomotor Lab.  My personal research interests are in cognitive neuroscience, in particular with regard to the dysfunctions in visual perception found in the syndrome of spatial neglect. My other research interests include neuropsychological aspects of eye movement control, perception and action, face processing, attentional and perceptual biases, and hemispheric laterality. Much of my research employs eyetracking technology, and I employ both an SR Research Eyelink 2 and an SR Research Eyelink 2000 in my lab.

Teaching responsibilities:

I teach on the following classes at undergraduate level:

  • C8105: Psychology 1A: Psychological disorders
  • C8106: Psychology 1B: Research Methods
  • C8201: Cognition & Neuropsychology  
  • C8203: Introduction to Research Design and Analysis
  • C8419, C8421, C8422 & C8424: Advanced Psychological Theory and Practice:Critical Review 1 & 2

At postgraduate level:

  • C8915: MRes in Research Methods in Psychology: Methods in Experimental Psychology module

In 2011 I was nominated for a Strathclyde Teaching Excellence award, and subsequently shortlisted for the 'Overall Best Teacher' award, since then I have been nominated for a Strathclyde Teaching Excellence awards in 2012, 13 & 14...thank you very much  Additionally, In 2011 I was awarded the PsyPag Outstanding Doctoral Supervisor Award.

University responsibilities and memberships:

Within the University, I am a steering group member of Census (Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Strathclyde), and a steering group member of the Stroke Research at Strathclyde group.

External responsibilities:

I have been an invited peer reviewer for the following journals: Neuroscience Letters; Experimental Psychology; Addiction Research and Theory; Cortex; Developmental Psychology; Experimental Brain Research; Journal of Vision; Perception; Perception and Psychophysics; Attention, Perception and Psychophysics; Vision Research; Visual Cognition; Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology; Perceptual and Motor Skills; Psychological Reports, Journal of Eye Movement Research, Laterality, PeerJ, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master of Arts, Glasgow University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001


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