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Damian Cruse

Principal Investigator

Damian grew up in Aberystwyth, Wales, and studied his undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at Cardiff University from 2002-2006. In 2009 he completed his PhD at Cardiff University under the supervision of Prof. Ed Wilding. From 2009 to 2015, Damian was a post-doctoral fellow at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (Cambridge, UK) and a research scientist at The Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario (Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Adrian M. Owen. In September 2015, Damian began as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, and in 2018 was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

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Holly Gedling

PhD Student

Holly studied her undergraduate MSci in Natural Sciences followed by an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, both at the University of Nottingham. For her current PhD project, she is exploring neural and physiological measures of the conscious experience, for example heart rate changes associated with speech processing. Her PhD project is funded by the BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) and is co-supervised by Prof Howard Bowman.


Leah Banellis - PhD

Steve Beukema - MSc

Sara Calzolari - MSc Erasmus+ internship

Amy Chinner - MRes

Raechelle M Gibson - PhD

Julia Nantes - BSc

Alice O'Donnell - MBChB

Ruth Pauli - Research Associate

Mohammed Rupawala - PhD

Rodika Sokoliuk - Post-doctoral Fellow

Gurneet Sur - Research Associate

Consuelo Vidal Gran - PhD

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