School of Psychology

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Professor Heather J Ferguson

Professor of Psychology

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Professor Heather Ferguson

PG students

Current PhD supervision

  • Martina De Lillo (1st supervisor), Title TBA. Funder: European Research Council.
  • Mahsa Barzy (1st supervisor), Title TBA. Funder: Leverhulme Trust.
  • Rachael Morris (2nd supervisor), Title ‘The effect of Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation on attention’. Funder: University of Kent 50th Anniversary Research Scholarship.
  • Nilda Karoğlu (2nd supervisor), Title ‘Theory of Mind, sexual offending against children and cognitive distortions: An analysis of quantity and content in Theory of Mind’.

Completed PhD supervision

  • Jumana Ahmad (1st supervisor; 2014), 'An electrophysiological and computational exploration of the working memory deficit in developmental dyslexia'
  • Eiman Alismail (1st supervisor; 2014), 'The role of familiarity in action understanding and imitation: investigating mirror neurons in Saudi children with ASD'
  • David Atkins (2nd supervisor; 2014), 'Culture and empathy'
  • Serena Vanzan (2nd supervisor; 2015), 'The effects of Caloric Vestibular Stimulation on Persistent Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States'
  • Miriam Tresh (1st supervisor; 2016), 'Mental simulations of language in individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)'
  • Laura Smith (2nd supervisor; 2016), 'Neuro-stimulation in traumatic brain injury'




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Last Updated: 26/11/2018