I obtained my PhD at the University of Manchester in 2003 under the supervision of Professor John Wearden . My thesis explored the nature and operation of temporal reference memory in the SET (scalar expectancy theory) model of human timing. During this time I also worked as an associate lecturer for the Open University teaching neuroscience.
I then spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Visual Perception laboratory at the University of Liverpool working with Dr Marco Bertamini . My first year was spent researching the phenomenon of boundary extension and also the naive optics of mirror reflections. On obtaining a research grant from the ESRC I spent the second year conducting psychophysical research on people's ability to use the depth cues afforded by reflections. You can read about this research here
In May 2005 I began my employment as a Lecturer back here in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, although I was already teaching here on a temporary basis in 2004. I have set up a Time Perception Laboratory in the department. Time perception continues to be my main research focus but I also have research collaborations with RNCM looking at musical performance anxiety, and with the Philosophy department investigting epistemological issues of time. I have published extensively on the topic of time perception and in 2009 my work was featured on the front cover of New Scientist magazine. I also have interests in combining art with science and have participnated in serval internnational conferences of this nature. You can visit the website for my Time Perception lab here