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Senior leadership team

Name Leadership role Email

Carmel Houston-Price

Head of School
David Field Deputy Head of School (Finances & Resources)
Kai Li Chung Head of Psychology, University of Reading Malaysia
Alana James 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
 Hannah Vickery  Director of Training- CWI

Psychology academic staff

Name Position Areas of expertise
Samrah Ahmed Lecturer  Dementia diagnostics, neuropsychological assessment and clinical neuroscience
Arlene Astell Professor in Neurodegenerative Disease   
Katie Barfoot  Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology Nutritional Psychology, cognition and mood, maternal mental health.
Philip Beaman
Professor of Experimental Psychology  Cognitive science, auditory cognition, human factors, working memory 
Lynne Bell  Lecturer in Psychology   
Ingo Bojak Professor  Computational neuroscience, data analysis and method development, neuroimaging, computational psychology  
Amanda Branson
Associate Professor Teaching and learning pedagogy, development of employability skills 
 Richard Carciofo   Foundation Lecturer in Psychology  
Bhismadev Chakrabarti
Professor in Neuroscience and Mental Health Empathy, autism, individual differences, mobile health technologies, social neuroscience 
 Stella Chan
 Charlie Waller Chair in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments  
 Rebecca Cheung  Associate Professor  
Anastasia Christakou
Professor  Psychopathology and emotional disorders, affective neuroscience, personalised nutrition, motivation and behaviour change, perception and action, cognitive control, language and bilingualism 
Rebecca Colombage Associate Lecturer   
 Nazanin Derakhshan Professor of Experimental Psychopathology  
 Zola Dean Lecturer in Individual Differences   
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  Lecturer in Psychology
Kate Harvey Professor of Health Psychology Children's eating, family mealtimes, food insecurity, child and adolescent mental health 
Jonathan Hill Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry   
Aileen Ho 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
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  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 
Kou Murayama  Professor
Emma Pape  Lecturer in Social Psychology Intergroup relations and prejudice, prejudice reduction, imagery, imagined contact, media effect 
Beth Phillips  Associate Lecturers   
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  Associate Professor Virtual reality, haptics robotics, perception and motor control, computational modelling 
Sarah Snuggs  Lecturer in Psychology  
Teresa Tavassoli  Associate Professor Autism, sensory perception, developmental psychology 
Thalia Theodoraki  Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
Hannah Thompson
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology 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 
Shannon Wake Lecturer  
 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
 Lydia Yee Lecturer in Biological Psychology   
Yue Yue  Foundation Lecturer in Psychology  

University of Reading Malaysia campus staff

Name Position Email Link to Bio Areas of expertise
 Kai Li Chung Associate Professor Forensic psychology, socially aversive psychopathology, personality
Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar
Nutrition, cognition and mental health
Putri Nurain Shazana
Teaching Fellow
Shumetha Sidhu
Vision science – texture perception and eye movements, Cognition
Anantha Krishna Sivasubramaniam
Graduate Research Technician
Kok Wei Tan
Face perception, lifestyle (e.g., diet, exercise, gaming, exposure to nature) and cognition
Marat Zagidullin
Lecturer Applied social psychology, attitudes, communication, risk perceptions

Clinical Language Sciences academic staff  

Name Position Areas of expertise
Fiona Baillie Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Allie Biddle Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Arpita Bose Associate Professor
Ian Cunnings Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics Psycholinguistics, multilingualism
Nika Dehghan Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Carol Fairfield Associate Professor
Sara Fincham-Majumdar Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy

Parent mediated intervention for preschool autistic children

Daniel Fryer Lecturer in Clinical Language Sciences
Melissa Loucas Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
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
Fatemeh Mollaei Lecturer in Acquired Disorders of Language/Communication   
Catherine Munro Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Vishnu Nair Lecturer in Acquired Disorders of Language/Communication
Afshan O'Sullivan Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
Emma Pagnamenta Lecturer Developmental speech and language disorders, evidence-based practice, effectiveness of speech and language interventions
George Pontikas Lecturer in Clinical Language Sciences
Christos Pliatsikas Associate Professor Cognitive control, language and bilingualism, experience-based neuroplasticity
Katherine Pritchard Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy
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
Mirjana Sokolovic-Perovic Lecturer in Clinical Language Sciences
Vesna Stojanovik Professor Language in genetic disorders, language acquisition
Joseph Spackman Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy  

Charlie Waller Institute staff

Name  Position Email
Fisayo Adunola Clinical Teaching Fellow
Faaizah Ahmed 
Phillippa Burton  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology 
Stella Chan Charlie Waller Chair in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments
Ting Chiu Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Emma-Jayne Conway Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Jodie Cave Associate Lecturer
Elizabeth Elliott  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Barbara Evetts  CYP IAPT Clinical Lead 
Lindsay George  Senior Clinical Tutor 
Katherine Hindley  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Sue Howson  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
James Kachellek Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Jeevan Kang  CWP/EMHP Project Manager 
Michelle Lee  Project Support Officer 
Julia Limper-Menapace Lecturer in Clinical Psychology  
Hayley Marwood  Senior Clinical Tutor CYP PWP 
Natalie Meek Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Anjali Mehta  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Emily Nobes Senior Clinical Tutor 
Nakita Oldacre Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Sarah Roots  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Elliott Rose  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Melissa Snaith Lecturer in Clinical Psychology 
Katy Snitter  Assistant Psychologist 
Molly Trillow Associate Lecturer
Eleanor Vialls  Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Craig Ward  Associate Lecturer 
Charlene Wattley Lecturer in Clinical Psychology 
Hannah Vickery Director of Training for the Charlie Waller Institute
Alison Wheeler Associate Professor
Tamara Wiehe Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Claire Willis Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

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  Postdoctoral Research 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 
Ed Donnellan  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Education and Data Science 
Evelyn Egger  Research Assistant 
Valentina Fanti  Honorary Research Associate 
Katy Figus  Clinical Psychologist 
Kathryn Francis  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
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 
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 
Carolyn McNabb  Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Stefanie Meliss  Research Assistant 
Ronan Miller  Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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 
Jasmine Raw  Research Assistant 
Teresa Reardon
Honorary Researcher 
Stella Rendall Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Gabriella Rossetti  Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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 
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   
Helen Dodd 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
John Harris
Emeritus Professor
Anna Horwood 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  
Graham Schafer Honorary Fellow
Craig Steel  Visiting Professor 
Yvonne Taylor  Visiting Professor   
David Warburton  Emeritus Professor 
Tim Williams Senior Visiting Research Fellow 
Lucy Willetts  Visiting Professor   
Monika Parkinson  Visiting Research Fellow  
Greta Fastrich  Visiting Research Fellow
Suzanna Rose  Visiting Professor
Niladri Dash 
Visiting Fellow  
Lily Fitzgibbon 
Visiting Research Fellow
Natalie Masento Visiting Research Fellow
Louise Dye Visiting Professor   
Polly Waite Senior Visiting Research Fellow

Professional, administrative and technical support

Name Position Email
Lesley Young Placement Administrator - Speech & Language Therapy
Melina Aston  Postgraduate Research Administrator
Gemma Birch Executive Administration Officer- Charlie Waller Institute  
Megha Dewli  School Global Recruitment Officer
Julie Hankinson Executive Administration Officer - Student Experience
Gail Gilbert  Executive Administration Manager 
Carol Griggs  Executive Support Administrator - CWI
Rez Jaigirdar Building Support Officer
Vacant Placement Administrator - Speech & Language Therapy
Paul Heaton Specialist Teaching and Research Support Analyst 
Bilge Yerdelen Health & Safety Co-ordinator (SPCLS/APD)
Amy Lomas AnDY Clinic Manager
Assunta Da Silva Roberts Receptionist
Kath De Wilde Executive Administration Officer - Research
Eadaoin Connolly  Placement Coordinator - Undergraduate Psychology Programmes
Raj Parmar  Executive Administration Officer - Recruitment & Admissions
Ray Percy  AnDY Clinic Director
Roop Khangoora Marketing Officer
Shan Shen  MRI Operations Office 
Jaswant Sidhu  Executive Administration Officer - Finance
Nadia Sadiq-Qadeer Executive Administration Officer - Finance
Kelly Watcham  Programme Manager - Student Support Centre 
Liz White  Executive Administration Officer - Clinical Governance and Clinics 
Athena SWAN Silver Award