Welcome to my website!

I am a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow based at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at The University of Glasgow. I am also the Honorary Secretary of the British Neuropsychological Society until 2022, and an editor of the Neuropsychology section of Cogent Psychology.

My research interests include visuospatial attention, pseudoneglect, cognitive aging, laterality, stroke rehabilitation, non-invasive brain stimulation (mainly tDCS), EEG and neurofeedback. I am working on a few different research strands at present:

Oscillations in patients with visual/attention disturbance after stroke:
I am Chief Investigator of the BRAVAS-2 clinical trial. In this trial I am investigating rhythmic neural activity (oscillations) in people with visual and/or attention disturbance after stroke (hemianopia & hemispatial neglect). We have now finished recruiting across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire.

My research also involves lateralised biases of visuospatial attention (pseudoneglect), particularly developmental and age-related changes in spatial biases, and the “real-world” consequences of spatial attention asymmetries (e.g. in driving behaviour and object avoidance).

Non-invasive brain stimulation:
I am interested in tDCS experimental methods, specifically the likelihood of placebo effects influencing behavioural outcomes, and ensuring that sham conditions are appropriately blinded.

I am always happy to discuss collaborations and potential MSc or PhD projects. Please get in touch via Gemma.Learmonth@glasgow.ac.uk or Twitter @gemma_learmonth.