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Senior leadership team

Name Leadership role Email

Carmel Houston-Price

Head of School
Ingo Bojak Deputy Head of School
Rachel Pye Head of Psychology, University of Reading Malaysia
Alana James School Director of Teaching and Learning; School Director of Academic Tutoring
Beth Law School Director of Teaching and Learning
Carien van Reekum Research Division Lead 
Claire Williams Research Division Lead
Katie Gray Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Barbara Evetts Director of Clinical Governance and Partnerships 
Gail Gilbert  Executive Admin Manager

Psychology academic staff

Name Position Areas of expertise
Samrah Ahmed Lecturer   
Aman Asif-Malik  Teaching Fellow 
Arlene Astell Professor in Neurodegenerative Disease   
Katie Barfoot  Teaching Fellow  Nutritional Psychology, cognition and mood, maternal mental health and PGR teaching coordinator
Philip Beaman
Professor of Experimental Psychology  Cognitive science, auditory cognition, human factors, working memory 
Lynne Bell  Teaching Fellow   
Ingo Bojak Professor  Computational neuroscience, data analysis and method development, neuroimaging, computational psychology  
Amanda Branson
Lecturer in Psychology Teaching and learning pedagogy, development of employability skills 
Bhismadev Chakrabarti
Professor in Neuroscience and Mental Health Empathy, autism, individual differences, mobile health technologies, social neuroscience 
 Stella Chan  Charlie Waller Institute Chair in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments  
Anastasia Christakou
Associate Professor  Psychopathology and emotional disorders, affective neuroscience, personalised nutrition, motivation and behaviour change, perception and action, cognitive control, language and bilingualism 
Helen Dodd  Professor
Judi Ellis Professor of Psychology   
Eva Feredoes Lecturer Human working memory, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), concurrent TMS-fMRI
David Field
Associate Professor  Basis of visual perception in the brain, influence of dietary factors on the brain and behaviour
Katherine Finlay Lecturer   
Jayne Freeman  Lecturer  Cognition and ageing, intention and action memory
Andrew Glennerster Professor of Visual Neuroscience  Perception and action, 3D vision 
Katie Gray
Associate Professor Visual perception, including faces, facial expressions, attention, awareness 
Anthony Haffey  Teaching Fellow 
Kate Harvey Professor of Health Psychology Children's eating, family mealtimes, food insecurity, child and adolescent mental health 
Johnathan Hill Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry   
Aileen Ho Associate Professor Mental health in young and older adults: psychological intervention, cognitive training, functional rehabilitation and health-related quality of life in neurodegenarative disorders 
Juliane Honisch  Lecturer Affective neuroscience, perception and action
Anna Horwood
Professor of Orthoptics and Visual Development  Vision and ocular focusing development in clinical and typical populations 
Carmel Houston-Price Professor of Language & Cognitive Development Language acquisition, especially vocabulary development; learning and the formation of preferences in childhood, especially food preferences
Alana James  Associate Professor Psychopathology and emotional disorders, educational psychology 
Paul Jenkins  Associate Professor Eating disorders, severe mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Dan Jones  Lecturer Physiological illness and cognition, psychological wellbeing of clinical patients, neuropsychology, pedagogy in higher education 

Fiona Knott

Associate Professor Autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disabilities, including mental health, attitudes, employability 
Daniel Lamport
Associate Professor in Biological Psychology Nutritional neuroscience and metabolic influences on cognition 
Allán Laville  Associate Professor, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion  Diversity and inclusion
Beth Law  Associate Professor  
Fang Liu  Associate Professor Music, language, pitch, perception, production, autism, amusia, cognitive neuroscience 
Lorella Lepore  Lecturer  Automatic processes in stereotyping and prejudice, intergroup relations, social-psychological implications of Brexit and COVID-19 
Catherine Manning Lecturer Developmental psychology, autism, visual perception and development.
Ciara McCabe  Associate Professor Adolescent depression and anhedonia research using behavioural and neural measures
Rachel McCloy  Associate Professor Applied behavioural science, judgement and decision making 
Eugene McSorley  Associate Professor Perception and action 
Dr Kou Murayama  Professor
Emma Pape  Lecturer in Social Psychology Intergroup relations and prejudice, prejudice reduction, imagery, imagined contact, media effect 
Rachel Pye  Associate Professor Reading development and dyslexia, including in multilingual populations
Patricia Riddell  Professor of Applied Neuroscience  
Etienne Roesch  Associate Professor Perception, attention, consciousness, emotion, Bayesian statistical methods, machine learning 
Peter Scarfe  Lecturer in Psychology Virtual reality, haptics robotics, perception and motor control, computational modelling 
Graham Schafer  Associate Professor  
Victoria Simcock  Teaching Fellow in Developmental Psychology   
Sarah Snuggs  Lecturer in Psychology  
Teresa Tavassoli  Associate Professor Autism, sensory perception, developmental psychology 
Thalia Theodoraki  Teaching Fellow in Developmental Psychology 
Hannah Thompson Lecturer  Stroke, Executive Function, Memory and Neuropsychology
Carien Van Reekum  Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience  Emotion regulation, affective neuroscience, emotional disposition and wellbeing, emotion across the lifespan  
Julia Vogt  Associate Professor Self-regulation, motivation, emotion, emotion regulation, attention, social cognition, social psychology, health-related behaviours, prosocial behaviour, self-control 
Polly Waite
Associate Professor  Understanding and treatment of adolescent anxiety disorders 
 Netta Weinstein  Associate Professor Human motivation, wellbeing, prejudice & stigma, close relationships, emotion regulation, technology use, mental health, listening
Claire Williams Professor  Cannabinoids and behaviour, nutrition and cognition, epilepsy, reward, appetite, flavonoids

Clinical Language Sciences academic staff  

Name Position Areas of expertise
Fiona Baillie Clinical Tutor in Speech & Language Therapy (SLT)
Allie Biddle SLT Placement Tutor, Paediatric SLT Clinic, SLT Disability Rep
Arpita Bose Associate Professor
Ting Chiu Clinical Tutor   
Ian Cunnings Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics Psycholinguistics, multilingualism
Nika Dehghan Clinical Teaching Fellow
Carol Fairfield Associate Professor
Sara Fincham-Majumdar Clinical Tutor
Daniel Fryer Teaching Fellow
Melissa Loucas Clinical Tutor
Tom Loucas Associate Professor Early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, language and cognition in autism
Theo Marinis Professor of Multilingualism & Language Development Multilingualism, psycholinguistics, language impairment, morpho-syntax
Helen Marlow Clinical Tutor
Fatemeh Mollaei Lecturer in Acquired Disorders of Language/Communication   
Catherine Munro Clinical Tutor
Afshan O'Sullivan Clinical Teaching Fellow
Emma Pagnamenta Lecturer Developmental speech and language disorders, evidence-based practice, effectiveness of speech and language interventions
George Pontikas Teaching Fellow
Christos Pliatsikas Associate Professor Cognitive control, language and bilingualism, experience-based neuroplasticity
Katherine Pritchard Clinical Tutor
Theodora Read Clinical Tutor
Doug Saddy Professor Computational models of language processes, cognitive dynamics and control, language and bilingualism, clinical language sciences, artificial grammar learning
Ludovica Serratrice Professor of Bi-Multilingualism
Mallika Sharma Clinical Tutor   
Mirjana Sokolovic-Perovic Teaching Fellow
Vesna Stojanovik Profesor Language in genetic disorders, language acquisition
David Ward Associate Professor Phonetic, linguistic, neurological and psychological underpinnings of developmental and acquired stammering (stuttering) and cluttering, management of stammering and cluttering through the lifespan

Charlie Waller Institute staff

Name Position Email
Faaizah Ahmed Assistant Psychologist 
Charlotte Allard Clinical Educator 
Phillippa Burton  Senior Clinical Tutor 
Alison Campbell Programme Director for CWI Adult 
Stella Chan Charlie Waller Institute Chair in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment
Chloe Chessell Clinical Supervisor 
Emma-Jayne Conway PWP Clinical Educator
Elizabeth Elliott  Clinical Tutor 
Barbara Evetts  Clinical Lead, Support and Challenge 
Lindsay George  Senior Clinical Tutor 
Jenny Griggs  Sessional Clinical CBT Supervisor 
Katharine Hindley  Senior Clinical Tutor 
Caroline Howe Sessional Clinical Supervisor
Sue Howson  Senior Clinical Tutor 
James Kachellek PWP Clinical Educator 
Jeevan Kang  CWP Project Manager 
Tafara Kunorubwe Clinical Supervisor
Michelle Lee  Research Psychologist 
Hayley Marwood  Senior Clinical Tutor 
Anjali Mehta  Clinical Tutor 
Emily Nobes Senior Clinical Tutor 
Brian O'Gorman  Sessional Clinical CBT Supervisor 
Harry O'Hayon  Sessional Clinical CBT Supervisor 
Gary Partridge  Sessional Participation Tutor 
Elliott Rose  Clinical Tutor 
Katherine Simons Director of Training - Adult Programmes 
Melissa Snaith Senior Clinical Tutor 
Katy Snitter  Assistant Psychologist 
Eleanor Vialls  Clinical Educator

Craig Ward  Sessional Clinical CBT Supervisor 
Charlene Wattley Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (CBT) 
Catherine Whatford PWP Clinical Educator  
Hannah Whitney  Director of Training - CWI 
Alison Wheeler EMHP/CWP Course Director 
Claire Willis Lecturer in Clinical Psychology (CBT)
Janeen Wilson     
Holly Winton     

Research staff

Name  Position Email 
Elena Anderloni  Honorary Researcher 
Kirsten Bailkoski  Research and Administration Assistant 
Anamaria Bentea Honorary Researcher 
Emily Breese Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Raluca Briazu  Teaching Fellow 
Nichaela Broyden  Honorary Research Assistant 
Laura Burgess  Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Chloe Chessell  Honorary Researcher 
Kirsten Corden  Research Assistant 
Emmanuel Daveau  Research Assistant 
Joshua Denness  Research Associate 
Georgina Dodd  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Ed Donnellan  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Education and Data Science 
Evelyn Egger  Research Assistant 
Valentina Fanti  Honorary Research Associate 
Katy Figus  Clinical Psychologist 
Lily Fitzgibbon  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Kathryn Francis  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Hiroki Fujita  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Wiebke Gandhi  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Stuart Gilson  Research Assistant 
Sarah Glyn  Research Assistant 
Luise Gootjes-Dreesbach  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Brynjar Halldorsson  Honorary Researcher 
Rich Harrison Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Nicholas Hedger  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Susannah Hermaszewska  NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow 
Claire Hill  Clinical Psychologist, Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Johnny King-lam Lau  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Melissa Knight  Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist and Researcher 
Vanessa Kurdi  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Pete Lawrence  Research Training Fellow 
Ying Lee Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Zoe Maiden  Honorary Clinical Psychology - Placement Student 
Natalie Masento  Senior Research Fellow
Carolyn McNabb  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Stefanie Meliss  Research Assistant 
Ronan Miller  Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Jayne Morriss  Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Daisuke Nakanaishi  Honorary Research Fellow 
Rachel Nesbit  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Rui Nouchi  Honorary Researcher 
Jia Hoong Ong  Marie Curie Fellow 
Monika Parkinson  Research Fellow 
Abhijeet Patra  Research Assistant 
Marta Puertollano  Honorary Researcher 
Jasmine Raw  Research Assistant 
Teresa Reardon
Honorary Researcher 
Stella Rendall Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Gabriella Rossetti  Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Francesco Saldarini  Research Assistant 
Sarah Sampson  Research Assistant 
Julie Skevik  Postdoctoral Research Assistant (RAIN Project) 
Aamir Sohail Research Assistant
Aikaterini Spanou  Research Assistant 
Maria-Elena Stefanou  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Nick Thompson  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
Raul Ungureanu  Research Assistant 
Andreja Varjacic  Research Assistant 
Shannon Wake  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Elin Harding Williams  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Chen Zhao  Postdoctoral Research Assistant 

Emeritus/visiting professors

Name Position Email
Ellen Bialystok  Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor 2015   
Sonia Bishop  Visiting Professor   
Laurie Butler  Visiting Professor 
Noam Chomsky  Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor 2017   
Peter Cooper

Emeritus Professor
Cathy Creswell  Visiting Professor 
Daniel Dennett  Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor 2019   
Susan Edwards Emeritus Professor
Tim Gill Visiting Research Fellow  
John Harris
Emeritus Professor
Atul Kapila  Visiting Professor   
Mark Little  Visiting Professor   
Elizabeth Loftus  Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor 2018   
Frank McKenna 

Emeritus Professor 
Lotte Meteyard  Visiting Fellow 
Lynne Murray  Emeritus Professor 
Laura Pass  Visiting Research Fellow 
Steven Pinker  Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor 2016  
Shirley Reynolds  Visiting Professor 
Michiko Sakaki 
Senior Visiting Research Fellow 
Tim Salomons  Senior Visiting Research Fellow  
Craig Steel  Visiting Professor 
Yvonne Taylor  Visiting Professor   
David Warburton  Emeritus Professor 
Tim Williams Senior Visiting Research Fellow 
Lucy Willetts  Visiting Professor   

Professional, administrative and technical support

Name Position Email
Sherifah Al-Katib  Placement Administrator - Speech & Language Therapy 
Melina Aston  Postgraduate Research Administrator
Nicolo Biagi  Research Technician  
Daniel Brady  Research Technician  
Lizzie Cairns  Student Support Coordinator - Support Centre 
Nic Davie  Executive Support Administrator - Centre for Autism 
Rachel Davies Research Technician 
Megha Dewli  School Global Recruitment Officer
Imogen Ducker Clinical Research Technician 
Louise Forrest  Executive Administration Officer - Student Experience 
Gail Gilbert  Executive Admin Manager 
Carol Griggs  Executive Administration Officer - Student Experience / Executive Support Administrator - CWI
Gemma Knight Building Support Officer
Julie Hankinson  Placement Administrator - Speech & Language Therapy
Paul Heaton Specialist Teaching and Research Support Analyst 
Robin Hunter  Health & Safety Co-ordinator (SPCLS/APD) 
Amy Lomas AnDY Clinic Manager
Emma Marshall  Receptionist 
Ruth McAdam Executive Support Administrator
Lee McDermott  Executive Administration Officer - Data Manager / Research 
Eadaoin Connolly  Placement Coordinator - Undergraduate Psychology Programmes
Raj Parmar  Executive Administration Officer - Recruitment & Admissions
Emily Parsons  Programme Manager - Support Centre
Ray Percy  AnDY Clinic Director
Rachel Sanders  Executive Support Administrator
Shan Shen  MRI Operations Office 
Jaswant Sidhu  Executive Administration Officer - Finance
Lucy Taylor  Trial Manager 
Holly Tricker  Clinical Research Technician 
Kelly Watcham  Senior Programme Administrator - Support Centre 
Liz White  Executive Support Administrator - Clinical 
Athena SWAN Silver Award