Psychology research postgraduates

Below is a list of current research students in the Department of Psychology.


Name Research Topic Primary Supervisor Email
Albesisi, Siham Meta analysis of emotion regulation on ADHD children Prof Paul Overton
Al-Jawahiri, Reem Heterogeneity within the autism spectrum Prof Liz Milne
Alshebali, Munirah A study of CBT for perfectionism as a means of reducing anxiety Prof Glenn Waller
Altammar, Shahah Psychological Well-Being in Children with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Prof Paul Norman
Altin, Nazli An investigation of eye cueing effect: Universal or not, cross-cultural study Dr Megan Freeth
Armstrong Gallegos, Stephanie Alejandra Relation between the Executive Function development and the reading acquisition, from a neuropsychological view Prof Rod Nicolson
Aytemur, Ali Neuroscientific investigation into sense of agency Dr Liat Levita


Barkoukis, Vasileios Self-affirmation and doping behaviour Dr Richard Rowe
Beal, Rhianan Fear learning, extinction and consolidation processes in the transition from adolescence to adulthood and early life stress Dr Liat Levita
Beaton, Danielle Mental Health in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Role of the Self Dr Fuschia Sirios
Bin Dawood, Abdullah Does the grammatical gender system of Arabic affect the categorization of objects for English Arabic Bilinguals? Dr Yanjing Wu
Bin Haamed, Haifa Comorbid anxiety and impulsivity with eating disorders Professor Glenn Waller
Blouchou, Panagiota Positive Dyslexia. An ivestigation into the strengths of primary school children Prof Rod Nicolson
Brighouse, Amelia Understanding how therapy works for the eating disorders Professor Glenn Waller
Brooke, John Reaction Diffusion Modelling of Cortical Arealization Dr Stuart Wilson
Brookes, James Heterogeneity in the Development of Antisocial Behaviour Dr Richard Rowe


CanoGomez, Ivan Reducing prejudice and discrimination and promoting inclusion Dr Chantelle Wood
Castillo Eito, Laura Developing a theory-driven prevention for antisocial behaviour Dr Richard Rowe
Chamorro Coneo, Ana Maria Skin conditions and psychological adjustment Dr Andrew Thompson
Chua, Deng (Adriel) What are the Functions of Beta Oscillations in the Basal Ganglia? Dr Robert Schmidt
Clarke, Elaine Can compassion meditation training reduce self-disgust, shame and improve symptoms of depression? Dr Andrew Thompson
Copeland, Amber Value-based decision-making and self-control in alcohol-related behaviour change and recovery from addiction Professor Matt Field


Day, Marianne Does an interactive child-centered workshop reduce treatment related distress and improve quality of life in children with leukaemia? Professor Richard Rowe
Diaz Barriga Yanez, Andrea Exploring the role of the prefrontal cortex and the executive functions across lifespan development Dr Dan Carroll
Dogru, Onur Cem Self-Regulation intervention via digital technology Dr Thomas Webb
Dotse, John Influence of Traffic Stress/Anxiety, Emotional Stability, and Risk Perception on Susceptibility to Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Accidents: A Study among New and Experienced Drivers Dr Richard Rowe


Edmondson, Laura Computational modelling of the emergence of somatosensory cortical maps Dr Hannes Saal
Ellis (Beal), Rhianan Fear learning, extinction and consolidation processes in the transition from adolescence to adulthood and early life stress Dr Liat Levita
Evans, Rachel Planning and health behaviour Professor Paul Norman


Favila Vazquez, Natalia Chunking of behavioural sequences Prof Paul Overton
Fu, Yuan How the sociopolitical environment affects children's ability to recognize and understand advertising in Web Dr Mark Blades


Gagnon, Emily Developing domain specific models for predicting and changing health-risk and health-promotion behaviour Prof Paul Norman
Gallant, Zoe The cognitive neuroscience of ageing Prof Rod Nicolson
Gallopeni, Bujar Investigating executive control and attention in relation to workload in younger and older employees: the role of psychological processes such as personal motivation, job satisfaction and work readiness as mediators/mod.. Prof Rod Nicolson
Gavriilidis, Ioannis Cognitive Neuroscience of emotions in older adults: Self-disgust Prof Paul Overton
Genes, Denisa Exploring strategies for succssful weight loss maintenance Dr Nicola Buckland

Giannadou, Aikaterini Attention and Perception in ASC Dr Liz Milne
Gorgiev, Anka Towards a New Marketing Paradigm: The Impact of Neuroscience and Behavioral Economics on Marketing. Dr Chris Martin
Gyurkovics, Máté Affective factors in cognitive control: Behavioural and neural investigations in adults and adolescents Dr Liat Levita


Haake, Merinda Competences in Person Centred Experiential Therapy Professor Michael Barkham
Hales, George Resilience and Child Trauma Dr Agata Debowska
Hernández Hernández, Maria Elena Therapist Drift Prof Glenn Waller
Hunger, Lars Dopamine effects on the Basal Ganglia Dr Robert Schmidt



James, Katy Therapist effects Prof Michael Barkham
James, Poppy Living with stigma: An exploratory study of self-beliefs and integration outcomes in selected refugee groups Dr Aarti Iyer
James-Brabham, Ella Why do we see Socioeconomic Attainment Gaps in Early Maths Ability? Dr Emma Blakey
Jimenez Rodriguez, Alejandro Population coding of action execution in the basal ganglia Dr Robert Schmidt
Johnstone, Kirsty The gestural misinformation effect in relation to the eyewitness paradigm Dr Mark Blades
Jones, Gwyn Interviewing Child Eyewitnesses Dr M Blades


Kelly, Ciara Social-Cognitive Development in Deaf Children Dr Danielle Matthews


Laker, Victoria Body comparison behaviours within eating disorders Prof Glenn Waller
Lee, Llywelyn Cellular mechanisms of neurovascular coupling in health and ageing Dr Clare Howarth
Leyland, Anna Mindfulness in Schools Dr Lisa-Marie Emerson
Lorimer, Ben Exploring relapse following low and high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy: A network analysis Dr Jaime Delgadillo


Matiaki, Maria Dr Andrew Thompson
Manalastas, Eric Transforming Political Action Intentions into Political Behaviour Dr Chantelle Wood
Martinez, Anton The role of explicit and implicit psychological processes in clinical and subslinical paranoia Prof Richard Bentall
Matthews, Meghann Factors that influence the extent and nature of interpersonal emotion regulation Dr Thomas Webb
McCoy, Peter Investigating the role of self-compassion in the self-regulation of drinking behaviour Dr Fuschia  Sirois
Mcsweeney, Marco Fear Learning, Extinction and Consolidation Processes in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood and Early Life Stress Dr Liat Levita
Meyer, Kendra Best practice in interviewing child witnesses and child victims: An international comparison of regulations and procedures Dr Mark Blades
Mischewski, Justina Intergroup Contact and Social Class: Impact on Social Attitudes and Judgment Prof Richard Crisp
Mohamad Ramdzan, Hanis Durrani The effects of advertising on children Dr Mark Blades
Morgan, Emma Attention in Real Life Interactions Dr Megan Freeth


Naneva, Stanislava Attitudes toward robots Dr Thomas Webb


Orellana Calderon, Ligia Maria Emotional regulation of others and self; prejudice, discrimination and fostering positive emotions Prof Peter Totterdell


Patel, Vibhuti Exploring the role of social norms in contributing to sustainable reduced meat food choices, offline and on social media Dr Nicola Buckland
Peters, Christian Analysing Big Data to understand learning Dr Tom Stafford
Pitfield, Gabrielle Positive Dyslexia: Working to one's strengths Prof Rod Nicolson
Pott, Sophie Integrating Behavioural Activation for depression into Community Drug and Alcohol Treatment Dr Jaime Delgadillo
Powell, Stephanie Young children's technology use: exploring relationships and effects on divergent thinking Dr Elena Hoicka


Qehaja-Osmani, Fatbardha Language Comprehension Skills and executive functions in children Dr Dan Carroll


Rautkauskas, Laurynas Barriers to help-seeking for mental health problems among university students Dr Abigail Millings
Rosales Cadena, Sandy Belle Self-compassion Dr Fuschia Sirois


Sarda Gou, Marina Attitudes towards robots Dr Thomas Webb
Satmarean, Tamara Neural correlates of cognitive biases associated with antisocial behaviour: A social information-processing perspective Professor Richard Rowe
Sepulveda Maldonado, José Andres Emotional regulation on other and self and its influence on prejudice reduction, intergroup conflict and discrimination Prof Peter Totterdell
Shabir, Osman Neurovascular Coupling in Atherosclerosis Dr Jason Berwick
Simmonds-Buckley, Melanie Understanding when and why evidenced-based treatment for depression fails to work - and testing an intervention to improve outcomes. Dr Steve Kellett
Simpson-Southward, Chloe Understanding therapist drift: patient, therapist and relationship factors Prof Glenn Waller
Smales, Bethanie Childhood Obesity Dr Mark Blades
Soy-Telli, Burcu Toddlers' and preschoolers' understanding of complex intentions Dr Elena Hoicka
Spentza, Ioanna Dr Tom Stafford
Stephens, Gemma Longitudinal study into individual differences in pragmatic development Dr Danielle Matthews
Stevenson, Jodie Applying adult attachment to health domains Dr Abi Millings
Studenica, Arvesa Cognitive correlates of bilingualism through the life-span Dr Emma Blakey


Turk, Fidan The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between eating symptomology and self-criticism and self-compassion in non-clinical sample Professor Glenn Waller



von Nordheim, Laura Relationships between parenting, eating behaviour, media influences, body image, and health and wellbeing outcomes Dr Mark Blades


Whiteley, Daniel Cortical plasticity within and between lifetimes Dr Stuart Wilson
Wilson, Daniel Self-organisation as a theory of brain development Dr Stuart Wilson
Wood, Natalie Robots in healthcare: An investigation of the proposed therapeutic effects of the PARO seal Dr Abi Millings



Yang, Sisi Embracing the furture self : Understanding and Addressing the Temporal Mood-Regulation Dynamics of Procrastination Dr Fuschia Sirois
Yavaslar-Dogru, Yesim The development of cognitive processes in preschool and early school-age children Dr Dan Carroll