• B.Sc. (Hons) June 1995. Pure, Applied and Computational Mathematics. University of Sheffield. U.K.
  • Ph.D., May 2000. Thesis: Mathematical Models of 3-D Ocular Mechanics and Control
    Artificial Intelligence and Vision Research Unit (AIVRU), Dept. of Psychology, University of Sheffield., U.K.

Previous Employment

  • Nov 1999 – Nov 2001: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychology and Center for Neural Science New York University. U.S.A.
  • Jun 2002 – July 2003: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Psychology, Glasgow University. U.K.
  • Aug 2003 – Aug 2004: Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, U.K.
  • Sept 2004 – Feb 2007: Senior Consultant, Centre for human Sciences, QinetiQ Ltd.
  • Feb 2007– July 2009: Research Fellow of the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience(WICN), School of Psychology, Cardiff University, U.K.

Collaborators and affiliated staff

  • Prof. Wael El-Deredy, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Machester, U.K.
  • Dr. Andrew Foulkes, Dept. of Mathematics, Liverpool Hope University, U.K
  • Prof. Tom Freeman, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, U.K. 
  • Dr. Eric Graf, Dept. of Psychology, University of Southampton, U.K.
  • Prof. Ulrike Hahn, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, U.K.
  • Prof. Andrew Howes, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • Dr. Andreas Jarvstad, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, U.K.
  • Prof. Laurence Maloney, Dept. of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, U.S.A.
  • Prof. Simon Rushton, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, U.K.
  • Dr. George Farmer, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Applied Vision Association
  • Vision Sciences Society
  • Cognitive Sciences Society
  • Editorial Board member for Perception & iPerception

Methodological knowledge

  • Visual Psychophysics
  • Computational Modelling


  • School Postgraduate Research Tutor


Research interests

Perception and Action

Contour and shape; motion processing; optic flow; binocular vision; sensory integration; Bayesian vision; shape from texture; eye movements; extra-ocular mechanics and control

Human Judgement and Decision Making

Perception of randomness; Perceptual, perceptuo-motor and cognitive decision making under risk


Mathematical modelling for Psychology and Neuroscience; Models of human performance and behaviour


Undergraduate level

  • PSYC10100: Research Methods & Statistics (Unit Leader)
  • PSYC21012: Perception and Action
  • PSYC31012: Landmark studies in Percetion 
  • PSYC30920: Final Year Research Project

Masters level

  • Cognitive Science module for Cognitive Brain Imaging MSc

PhD supervision (University of Manchester unless stated)

  • Andreas Jarvstad (Cardiff Univerisity, School of Psychology) - completed 2012, ESRC funded
  • Cassandra Rogers (Cardiff Univertsity, School of Psychology) - completed 2014, ESRC funded
  • George Farmer - completed 2014, ESRC funded
  • Daniel Poole - started 2011, ESRC funded
  • Stephen Jachim - started 2011

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