Professor Elizabeth Milne

Department of Psychology

Head of Department

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
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Professor Elizabeth Milne
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • BA Experimental Psychology (Oxford)
  • PhD Psychology (UCL)
Research interests

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) perceive the world differently to individuals without ASD and a range of evidence indicates that ASD is associated with atypical perceptual processes. My primary research goal is to understand the nature of perception in ASD.

Much of my current research work uses the technique of EEG. Further detail of my research work is given on the Sheffield Autism Research Lab (ShARL) web-page.

Underlying this work on autism is a general interest in understanding human attention and perception, and a motivation to gain insight into these processes by developing a greater understanding of the neural signals that are generated during perception.


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Conference proceedings papers

  • Zaitcev A, Cook G, Liu W, Paley M & Milne E (2015) Feature extraction for BCIs based on electromagnetic source localization and multiclass Filter Bank Common Spatial Patterns. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015, Vol. 2015-November (pp 1773-1776), 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zaitcev A, Cook G, Liu W, Paley M & Milne E (2015) Feature extraction for BCIs based on electromagnetic source localization and Common Spatial Patterns. 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dunn S, Freeth M & Milne E (2015) ERP evidence of reduced spatial selectivity in those with high levels of self-reported autistic traits. PERCEPTION, Vol. 44 (pp 294-295) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zaitcev A, Cook G, Liu W, Paley M & Milne E (2014) Application of compressive sensing for EEG source localization in Brain Computer Interfaces. 2014 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 10 November 2014 - 11 November 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Milne E, Buckley D, Wilson R & Pascalis O (2006) Abnormal N1/PA responses in children with autism elicited by both low and high spatial frequency gratings. J PSYCHOPHYSIOL, Vol. 20(4) (pp 328-328) RIS download Bibtex download


Research group

Current PhD students

  • Abigail Dickinson
  • Ben Dornan
  • Stephanie Dunn
  • Jen Gallagher (DClin Psy)
  • Holly Johnson (DClin Psy)
  • Luisa Rosas
  • Saima Eman (secondary supervisor)
  • Aleksandr Zaitcev (secondary supervisor)

Previous PhD students

  • Tom Bullock
  • Hwan-Cui Koh
  • Natalie Taylor (DClin Psy)
  • Abeer Aljuhanay (secondary supervisor)
  • BBSRC research grant “Understanding neural excitation and inhibition: implications for the interpretation of extracellular field potentials and neurovascular coupling” Y. Zheng, M. Jones, E. Milne, D. Coca, S.A. Billings & P. Redgrave (2013 – 2016).
  • World University Network grant to support a sabbatical visit to the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (2007)
  • ESRC research grant "Measuring the visual field in children with autistic spectrum disorder" E.Milne, D. Buckley and H. Griffiths
  • ESRC research grant "The perception of Biological Motion in Autism" J. Swettenham, E. Milne and R. Campbell (2005)
  • Bial Foundation research grant "A combined psychophysical and electrophysiological approach to investigate low-level visual perception in autism" O. Pascalis, E. Milne and D. Buckley (2004)
Teaching activities

I am the module organiser for PSY101 (Discovering Psychology) and PSY323 (Cognitive Neuroscience).

I am undergraduate admissions tutor – with a responsibility for mature student applications, post-graduate tutor, and disability liaison officer. Within the Psychology department I am a member of the Research committee, the Post-graduate Affairs Committee and the Research Ethics sub-committee.

Within the Faculty of Science I am a member of the Equality and Diversity committee. I am the director of the Sheffield Autism Research Lab.