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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.
My main research interests are in dyslexia and visual selective attention. Together with my PhD student, Rizan Cassim, we have been investigating visual attention modulation in adults dyslexia and in particular the roles of cueing, crowding and increasing numbers of distractors. I am also interested in what guides visual attention and in particular the role of long term and working memory in the guidance of visual attention.
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 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: