School of Psychology

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Professor Heather J Ferguson

Professor of Psychology

REF Co-ordinator

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Professor Heather Ferguson

Grants and Awards

2018-21

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant
‘Learning from fiction: a philosophical and psychological study’ (CoI, with Prof Greg Currie PI, University of York, and Dr Stacie Friend CoI, Birkbeck University)

£342,223

2016-17

University of Kent Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant
‘Understanding Ourselves, Monitoring Others: distinguishing between ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ in Theory of Mind processes in healthy adults and adults with autistic spectrum disorders’ (PI, with Dr Lizzie Bradford CoPI)

£3,295

2015-16

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant
'The impact of alcohol, alcohol environments and alcohol rumination on social perspective-taking ability’ (CoI, Dr James Cane PI, London Southbank University)

£9,538

2015-20

European Research Council Starting Grant
'Tracking the cognitive basis of social communication across the life-span (CogSoCoAGE)' (Principal Investigator)

€1,488,028

2015-19

Leverhulme Trust
'Imagining the self in fictional worlds: evidence from Autism Spectrum Disorder' (Principal Investigator, with Dr David Williams CoI)

£225,482

2014

University of Bedfordshire research fund (CoI)
'Complement set reference after implicitly small quantities'

£2,184

2013-14

Kent Research Seed Fund (PI)
'Executive functions and Theory of Mind: An ERP investigation'

£1,000

2013

Experimental Psychology Society Research Workshop Grant (with Joseph Brooks and Zara Bergstrom)
'Best practice in EEG and TMS Research'

£3,500

2013

Experimental Psychology Society Symposium Grant
'The role of executive functions in self and other perspective use'

£2,260

2013-14

Kent Health Strategic Research Development Fund.
'Building a network and database to support research on autism at Kent' (Co-PI with Aida Malovic)

£2,000

2012

Social Sciences Faculty Teaching Prize. (Joint winner with Lindsey Cameron)

£1,500

2012-15

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant
'Understanding the minds of others: A cognitive approach to Theory of Mind'
Principal Investigator with Professor Ian Apperly CoI (University of Birmingham)

£141,940

2012-13

University of Kent Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant
Eye tracker research: implications for serious game development

£1000

2011-12

Experimental Psychology Society
'Examining the time-course of brain responses to factual and counterfactual alternatives'

£2,000

2011

ESRC
Training Bursary to attend 14th EEGlab Workshop

£614

2011

Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary (student: Nayra Martin-Key)
'Using eye movements to examine the relationship between proneness to violence, emotional intelligence, empathy and theory of mind'

£1,440

2011-12

British Academy Small Research Grant
Modulation of the N170 Event-Related Potential during galvanic vestibular stimulation
Co-Investigator

£7,490

2010

Acuity (Tobii eye trackers) sponsorship for internal eye-tracking workshop

£1,000

2010-11

University of Kent Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant
Examining the brain's responses to counterfactual information

£984

2009-13

ESRC Early Career Researchers Training and Networking Grant
Experimental Pragmatics Network in Europe
Named applicant

£38,500

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 26/11/2018