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I obtained my PhD from University College London where I studied the neural basis of visual awareness. I then carried out postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School before moving to Helsinki University Technology where I started a research group in visual cognitive neuroscience. I joined the Department of Psychology in October 2013 where I direct the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group ( https://www.westminster.ac.uk/cognitive-neuroscience-research-group ). I'm also leading REF2021 preparations for UoA4 and chair the Faculty ethics committee.

My editorial duties include being Chief Editor of Frontiers in Consciousness Research and  editorial Board member of NeuroImage.


I lead the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Westminster which is a cross-departmental group exploring a range of theoretical and clinical questions from a multidisciplinary perspective. Our research examines fundamental perceptual and cognitive processes, such as memory, executive function, language learning, visual awareness, and multi-sensory perception.

My research has special focus on the study of visual awareness, mental imagery and working memory, and we carry out behavioural studies in conjunction with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these functions. We also carry out methodological work aiming to enhance the functional resolution of brain stimulation. Our work is supported by a 1 million pound European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.

My admin roles include being Faculty Ethics Chair and the UoA4 Lead for REF2021.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.