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Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bath and an Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London. My main interest is in understanding how we combine multisensory cues (e.g., vision, audition and touch) throughout the lifespan (e.g., from childhood to adulthood) and how this process is affected by experience, expertise, sensory deprivation, and developmental disorders. My interest in multisensory research expands to social cognition and emotion, and I use a combination of methods and techniques (e.g., psychophysics, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, virtual reality) to study the underlying brain mechanisms. Another main focus of my research concern how music practice and experience can shape our behaviour and brain functions/structure and how music can be used as a viable and effective intervention. Finally, other areas of interest include spatial cognition and navigation and assistive technologies.

Research interests

  • Multisensory integration 
  • Expertise and long-term practice effects 
  • Cognitive and perceptual development 
  • Emotion and social cognition/perception
  • Auditory perception 
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Spatial cognition
  • Developmental disorders and sensory restoration
  • Biological motion
  • Music
  • Virtual reality
  • Assistive Technologies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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