My research focusses on the processes involved in vision, attention, and action, and inhibitory control -- and how these change across the healthy lifespan and in neurological disease (such as Parkinson's disease). My research addresses questions such as: How do we process and respond to visual information? How do visual signals affect our motor behaviour? What mechanisms exist to control our reflexive responses to allow flexible, goal-directed action? I investigate these topics by conducting experiments with healthy people and neurological patients.
Thinking about a PhD?
I am always on the look-out for bright, motivated students interested in studying for a PhD on perception, action, and control. Manchester offers a vibrant research community and excellent training opportunities. Specific projects can be found on the "Opportunities" tab. Further information, potential sources of funding, and deadlines can be found here. If you are interested in discussing potential projects that fall within my research expertise then please contact me as early as possible.