Lab members

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential PhD or MSc project, or 4th year BSc (Hons) dissertation.

Research Assistant

Ksenia Kotiusheva is working on the ScotPEN Wellcome funded project “Aging with Impact”. Ksenia is carrying out focus groups and questionnaires to find out what older people understand about cognitive neuroscience research, and some of the barriers and facilitators to engaging older people with different types of research.

PhD supervision

I am currently co-supervising 3 PhD students:

  • Chris Turner (with Dr Aleksandra Vucković, 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.
  • Simon Hanzal (with Prof Monika Harvey & Prof Gregor Thut, School of Neuroscience & Psychology): “Investigating the suitability of neurofeedback to improve post-stroke fatigue“. Funded by ESRC.
  • Shamsul Arefin (with Dr Aleksandra Vucković, School of Engineering): “Development of electroencephalography based neurofeedback training protocols for the rehabilitation of neurological trauma.” Funded by a University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) Scholarship.

Graduated PhD students:

  • 2022: Dr Amine Belabbes (with Dr Diane Rasmussen Pennington, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde): “An interdisciplinary exploration of information overload”. Funded by a University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Scholarship.


MSc and BSc (Hons) supervision


MSc Psychological Science: Mina Bakhtiari and Louis James are currently working on a study using multi-session EEG neurofeedback training combined with eye-tracking.

MSc Psychological Studies: Anshika Tawar is running a direct replication of one of our previous alpha neurofeedback studies to see whether the effects that we found are robust. Shimeng Zhao is planning to collect spatial attention data in the community at this year’s Glasgow Science Festival.

MSc Brain Sciences: Eve Harrison is using tRNS to modulate the motor cortex. She is also looking at sensory side-effects of random noise stimulation and whether we can confidently use placebo (or sham) blinding using this modality.


BSc (Hons) Neuroscience: We carried out 2 meta-analyses: Anna Makova investigated line bisection biases in people with dyslexia, and Euan Findlay in people with dementia.


MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Simon Hanzal assessed whether state and trait fatigue are related to sustained attention. Marine Keime used EEG neurofeedback to modulate alpha oscillations and spatial attention.

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


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

MSc Psychological ScienceDanishta Kaul carried out a meta-analysis of pseudoneglect in children. Her work has now been published in Laterality here. Pritha Sen analysed ERPs from young and older adults during phasic alerting. Kallia Apostolou was interested in individual alpha frequency changes across the lifespan. 


MSc Psychological ScienceChris Turner and Catherine Jackson 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 Dascalu performed voxel-based lesion mapping on the CT and MRI scans of patients with hemispatial neglect after stroke. The lesion mapping from her project was included in our recent paper in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation here.


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

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


MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Matt Checketts 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 Rooney 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).


MSc Psychological Science: Numaya Siriwardena and Francesca Felisatti’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 Pellinen and Natasha McBride ran a spatial attention experiment using a driving simulator. Their findings were published in Plos One here.


BSc (Hons) Psychology: Aodhan Gallagher and Jamie Gibson’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.