Students & Teaching

PhD supervision

I have 2 PhD students starting in Oct 2021:

  • Simon Hanzal (co-supervisor, with Dr Monika Harvey & Prof Gregor Thut, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology): “Investigating the suitability of neurofeedback to improve post-stroke fatigue“. Funded by ESRC.
  • Chris Turner (co-supervisor, with Dr Aleksandra Vuckovic, School of Engineering): “Development of a real-time LORETA BCI system with a non-invasive brain stimulation priming stage to enhance the efficacy of EEG-BCI“. Funded by EPSRC.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential MSc or PhD project. Here are some of the other projects that I have supervised to date and the courses that I have taught:

2020-21

Lecturer on the MSc Advanced Perception & Cognition course (my lectures focus on perception and cognition in neuropsychological populations).

MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Simon is assessing whether state and trait fatigue are related to sustained attention. Marine is using EEG neurofeedback to modulate alpha oscillations and spatial attention.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: We carried out 2 meta-analyses this year: Lottie looked at line bisection biases in people with ADHD, and Eva in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

2019-20

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Simon investigated alpha oscillations using EEG during phasic alerting in young and older adults.

MSc Psychological ScienceDanishta carried out a meta-analysis of pseudoneglect in children. Her work is now available as a pre-print here. Pritha analysed ERPs from young and older adults during phasic alerting. Kallia was interested in individual alpha frequency changes across the lifespan. 

2018-9

MSc Psychological ScienceChris and Catherine investigated whether sham-blinding is effective during transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Their project has now been published in European Journal of Neuroscience here.

MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Diana performed voxel-based lesion mapping on the CT and MRI scans of patients with hemispatial neglect after stroke. (Co-supervised by Dr Monika Harvey). The lesion mapping from her project was included in our recent paper in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation here.

2017-8

MSc Psychological ScienceRobert and Larissa were looking at sham-blinding in tDCS. Their completed project was published in the European Journal of Neuroscience here.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Agata’s project aimed to investigate the effects of increased task difficulty in young and older adults on the landmark task.

2016-7

MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Matt carried out an EEG project investigating the effects of increased task difficulty in young and older adults using the landmark task.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Antonia was interested in finding out whether there was a relationship between spatial attention and sustained attention. For this she used the landmark task and the Test of Everyday Attention (TEA).

2015-6

MSc Psychological Science: Numaya and Francesca’s project aimed to replicate one of our own tDCS papers that found different behavioural outcomes depending on current strength (1mA vs 2mA) and baseline performance (good vs poor performance). Their completed project was published in Frontiers in Neuroscience here. 

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Pernilla and Natasha ran a spatial attention experiment using a driving simulator. Their findings were published in Plos One here.

2014-5

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Aodhan and Jamie’s project was investigating intra- and inter-task correlations of 5 different spatial attention measures. Their project was published in Plos One here and here.