Internal Investigators

CogNovo Research Fellows will work closely with leading Plymouth University academics from the Schools of Psychology, Computing and Mathematics, Arts and Media, Medicine and Dentistry, the Graduate School and the Cognition Institute.

Jackie Andrade

Prof. Jackie Andrade is an expert on the role of mental imagery in behaviour change. (more)

PROJECTS: 13

Alison Bacon

Dr Alison Bacon is a lecturer in Psychology at Plymouth University (more)

PROJECTS: 15

Tony Belpaeme

Prof. Tony Belpaeme specializes in human-machine interaction and cognition. His work starts from the observation that people readily adopt machines as social agents and as such the can become part of human distributed cognition. (more)

PROJECTS: 1113 21

Adam Benjamin

An award winning choreographer. He was joint founder / artistic director of CandoCo Dance Company and has made work for community groups and professional companies around the world including Vertigo Dance Company and Scottish Dance Theatre. (more)

PROJECTS: 7

Martha Blassnigg

Dr. Martha Blassnigg is co-convenor of Transtechnology Research, and a cultural and media anthropologist with expertise in film restoration, documentary film making and photography. (more)

PROJECTS: 1020232425

Roman Borisyuk

Prof. Roman Borisyuk is a world expert on dynamical systems and computational modelling of neural activity. (more)

PROJECTS: 312

James Brocklehurst

James Brocklehurst investigates the impact of digital interactivity on graphic narrative design. (more)

PROJECTS: 9

Guido Bugmann

Dr Guido Bugmann works on human-robot dialogue systems, motion controllers for wheeled and humanoid robots, and modelling biological vision and instruction-based learning (more)

PROJECTS: 16

Angelo Cangelosi

Prof. Angelo Cangelosi is director of the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems and an expert in the role of novelty and exploration in language learning and symbol grounding in robotic systems. (more)

PROJECTS: 1121

Martin Coath

Dr. Martin Coath is a computational neuroscientist who has been successfully developing public engagement and outreach activities within Plymouth University for a decade. (more)

PROJECTS: 17

Lucy Davies

Dr. Lucy Davies is a computational neuroscientist with an interest in sensory perception and adaptation who works for the Cognition Institute, Plymouth University, as a research facilitator. (more)

PROJECTS:22

Catherine Deeprose
Catherine Deeprose

Dr Catherine Deeprose carries out research investigating cognitive vulnerability factors for psychopathology, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also interested in the impact of changes in cognitive function in both normal and pathological aging. (more)

PROJECTS:18

Sue Denham
Sue Denham

Prof. Sue Denham, Director of the Cognition Institute and co-ordinator of CogNovo, is an expert in neural and cognitive models of perception, especially multi-stability in auditory perceptual organisation. (more)

PROJECTS: 5891217222425

Hannah Drayson
Hannah Drayson

Dr Hannah Drayson is an artist-researcher, exploring the history and philosophy of scientific instrumentation, objectivity, poetics and performanceis a Lecturer in Digital Art & Technology & Immersive Media Design at the School of Art and Media, Plymouth University (more)

PROJECTS: 2320

Judy Edworthy
Judy Edworthy

Prof. Judy Edworthy is a leading expert on the design, application and underlying theory surrounding the use of alarms for use in everyday environments and specific high-workload applications. (more)

PROJECTS: 1222 

Mathew Emmett
Mathew Emmett

Dr Mathew Emmett explores situated cognition, space perception and the mechanisms of dissonance across mixed-media installation, architecture and sound. (more)

PROJECTS: 15

Caroline Floccia
Caroline Floccia

Dr Caroline Floccia is running the Babylab at Plymouth University, a research facilities using the latest experimental techniques to study language, cognitive and social development in infants and toddlers (more)

PROJECTS: 21

Mick Fuller

Professor Mick Fuller is the head of Plymouth University Graduate School, Chair of the UKCGE and on the Steering committee for the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE). (more)

Giorgio Ganis

Dr. Giorgio Ganis is an expert in visual, cognitive, and social neuroscience, including the creative processes underlying deception. (more)

PROJECTS: 1234151819

Jeremy Goslin
Jeremy Goslin

Jeremy Goslin is a psycholinguist with an interest in the cognitive processes of lexical access, with both behavioural and electrophysiological research ranging from investigations of accent processing to the role of object-based affordance in speech perception. (more)

PROJECTS: 21162326

Jane Grant

Prof. Jane Grant is a multi-award winning artist and International Ph.D supervisor with the Planetary Collegium. (more)

PROJECTS: 89617

Michaela Gummerum

Dr. Michaela Gummerum applies ecological approaches in her investigations into social development, with a focus on the development of moral judgements and relationships. (more)

PROJECTS: 62111922

Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall specialises in Human Neuroimaging. His research focuses on understanding the role of neuronal network phenomena such as oscillations in the control of sensorimotor function in health and disease (more)

PROJECTS: 20

Yaniv Hanoch
Yaniv Hanoch

Dr. Yaniv Hanoch is an expert in bounded rationality, medical decision making and risk taking. (more)

PROJECTS: 14

Chris Harris

Prof. Chris Harris is a leading expert in motor control with a focus on the impact of noise on eye movements. (more)

PROJECTS: 14129

Peter Jones
Ian Howard

Dr. Ian Howard has a background in engineering and motor neuroscience. His research involves the development of robotics devices, investigating and modeling the human motor system using behavioral tasks, and building computational models of speech acquisition and production. (more)

PROJECTS: 19

Peter Jones
Peter Jones

Dr. Peter Jones investigates basic processes in learning and attention, how they relate to behaviour, and the brain mechanisms on which they rely (more)

PROJECTS: 20

Davide Marocco
Davide Marocco

Davide Marocco is a expert on artificial neural networks and evolutionary computation applied to robot control. His research interests are focused on cognitive and evolutionary robotics and artificial life models of behavior and cognition (more)

PROJECTS: 26

John Matthias

Dr. John Matthias is a multi-award winning composer, musician and physicist specialising in the development of Spiking Neuronal Network technology in contemporary Arts Practice. (more)

PROJECTS: 89671722

Jon May

Prof. Jon May carries out research on the role of mental imagery in dance choreography and in distributed social creativity. (more)

PROJECTS: 71013

Christopher Mitchell
CHRIS MITCHELL

Prof Christopher Mitchell is a Professor in Psychology at Plymouth University, with research interests in Associative Learning, Perceptual Learning and Attention (more)

PROJECTS: 20

David Moles

Prof. Moles is Director of Dental Postgraduate Education and Research at Plymouth University, and an expert in clinical decision making, patient communication, and the psychosocial impact of oral disease. (more)

PROJECTS: 1425

Mona Nasser

Dr Mona Nasser is a clinical researcher with expertise in evidence-based clinical decision making. (more)

PROJECTS: 1425

Rupert Noad
Dr Rupert Noad is Consultant Neuropsychologist and Head of Neuropsychology working within Neurosciences at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth (more)

PROJECTS: 1518

Tim Hollins
Tim Hollins
Tim Hollins is Professor of Experimental Psychology at Plymouth University (more)

PROJECTS: 25

Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips

Prof. Mike Phillips is Director of Research at i-DAT, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, and a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium. (more)

PROJECTS: 8926

Michael Punt
Michael Punt

Prof. Michael Punt, co-convenor of Transtechnology Research and Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Reviews, is a film-maker and expert on experimental film. (more)

PROJECTS: 10232425

Haline Schendan
Haline Schendan

Dr. Haline Schendan is an expert on the brain basis of how mental imagery influences vision, learning and memory, and how mental imagery drives creativity. (more)

PROJECTS: 12341015

William Simpson
William Simpson

Dr William Simpson studies how the human visual system converts the light flux falling on the retinas into a moving 3D world. (more)

PROJECTS: 10

Sylvia Terbeck
Sylvia Terbeck

Dr Sylvia Terbeck is a lecturer in social psychology. Her research centers around moral decision making and intergroup relations. Her work is highly interdisciplinary; she is collaborating with philosophy (University of Oxford) as well as Computer Science (UCL) (more)

PROJECTS: 19

Clare Walsh
Clare Walsh

Dr. Clare Walsh is interested in human thinking and imagination. Her research focusses on investigating the cognitive processes underlying counterfactual thinking, causal attribution and belief change. (more)

PROJECTS:18

Katharine Willis
Katharine Willis

Dr. Katharine S. Willis's research work is concerned with exploring the many ways through which we perceive and interact with our spatial environment. A key aim of the work is to propose approaches for creating legible environments when urban space is experienced through new technologies (more)

PROJECTS: 16

Thomas Wennekers

Dr. Thomas Wennekers is a leading authority in Computational Neuroscience. He uses large-scale, multiple area models of biologically realistic spiking-neuron networks to simulate cognitive functions. (more)

PROJECTS: 4111151724

Laurence White
Laurence White 

Laurence White has research interests in language and communication, particularly speech perception, speech production and language development. A central strand of ongoing work considers form and function in speech rhythm and timing (more)

PROJECTS 21

Emma Whittaker

Emma Whittaker convenes the Expanded Narrative Research group. Her research is concerned with perception, design and development of locative narrative and spatial audio environments. (more)

PROJECTS: 923

Marina Wimmer
Marina Wimmer

Dr. Marina Wimmer carries out research in cognitive development, with a focus on the understanding and perception of ambiguous figures in normal and autistic children. (more)

PROJECTS: 5