Room number: SW508d
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Basic and Applied Neurosciences
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
In 1995 I was awarded a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sheffield and was then fortunate enough to gain funding to study for a PhD in dyslexia with Prof. Rod Nicolson and Prof. Angela Fawcett. I worked hard and played hard in Sheffield for another four years - the final year of which I was employed as a temporary lecturer in statistics and research methods. It was time for a change! When my year was up and my PhD was under my belt I jetted off to the University of Verona for a year to do a post-doc in visual selective attention in humans with Prof. Leonardo Chelazzi. Many pizzas and two and a half years later (I liked it there!) I returned to the UK and have been here at Aston University since.
I have research interests in dyslexia and visual selective attention. Together with my (then) PhD student, Rizan Cassim, we investigated visual attention modulation in adults with dyslexia and in particular the roles of cueing, crowding and increasing numbers of distractors.I also undertake pedagogical research in a number of areas as part of my role, most recently investigating the determinants of the National Student Survey and the effect of the placement year on the BME attainment gap.
PhD in Psychology, University of Sheffield, 1999
European Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Science, International School of Advanced Studies, Trieste, 1998
B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, University of Sheffield, 1995
2002 - present: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Psychology Aston University
1999 - 2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Verona
1998 - 1999: Psychology Lecturer, University of Sheffield
I have also tutored at Open University Summer Schools.
I currently teach or supervise on:
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