Social Sciences

Name and Contact Details Research Interests
Dr Nicolas Argenti**
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265457
Email: nicolas.argenti@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 138
  • collective memory
  • political violence, exile and diaspora
  • time and temporality
  • performance and embodiment
  • Cameroon, Greece
Dr Gary Armstrong
Role: Reader (Sociology of Sport)

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266463
Email: gary.armstrong@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Heinz Wolff Building HW206

Three research areas are the foci of current and future research:-

  • Global Sporting Cultures: a continuation of cross-cultural analyses of sport will see future papers drawing on research in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Liberia, Norway, Malta and Argentina.
  • Fields and Visions: Research is currently being negotiated with colleagues in Germany and Cologne which seeks to examine the role of culture and neuro-linguistic programming in sports-related instruction.
  • London Calling:The recent (August 2010) successful co-application for ESRC funding of £325,000 for a project that aims to examine the policing challenges and implications that hosting the 2012 Olympics will bring to London will be the primary research focus for the next 30 months.
Dr Andrew Beatty**
Role: Senior Lecturer in Anthropology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265943
Email: andrew.beatty@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 141
  • Psychological and psychiatric anthropology
  • Emotion
  • Religion and ritual
  • Indonesia and Mexico
  • New approaches to ethnographic writing
Dr Survjit Cheeta**
Role: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266530
Email: survjit.cheeta@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Gaskell Building Room 268
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neural systems underpinning depression
  • Emotional processing, learning and memory
  • Cognitive behavioural therapies
Dr Liana Chua**
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265429
Email: liana.chua@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 140
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Materiality and museology
  • Development and conservation
  • Human-animal relations
Dr Andrew Clark**
Role: Lecturer in Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265127
Email: andrew.clark@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Gaskell Building Room 258
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Sexual selection
  • Mate preferences
  • Mating tactics and strategies
Dr Monica Degen**
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265940
Email: monica.degen@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 149
  • Cities and space
  • The senses and embodiment
  • Material cultures
  • Sociology of everyday life
Dr Bridget Dibb**
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266564
Email: bridget.dibb@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 122
  • Post-traumatic growth after the onset of illness
  • Illness beliefs and adjustment to chronic illness
  • Social comparison in chronic illness
  • The role of stigma in adjustment to chronic illness
Dr Terence (Terry) Dovey**
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266617
Email: terence.dovey@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda room 112
  • Avoidant/Restrictive eating disorders (formally known as feeding disorders)
  • Advertising to children
  • Psychopharmacology of appetite regulation
  • Eating Behaviour
Dr Liory Fern-Pollak
Role: Associate Research Fellow

Phone:
Email: liory.fern-pollak@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Gaskell Building Room 262
  • Neural correlates of reading in multiple languages
  • Dyslexia
  • fMRI
Dr Peggy Froerer**
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265456
Email: peggy.froerer@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 143
  • South Asia
  • Anthropology of education, learning & schooling
  • Children, childhood and youth
  • International development
  • Inequality and social mobility
Dr Stanley Gaines Jr**
Role: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265485
Email: stanley.gaines@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 108
  • International development
  • Personal relationships
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Ethnic studies
Dr Lúcia Garrido**
Role: Lecturer in Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265555
Email: lucia.garrido@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Gaskell Building Room 208
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Face and object recognition
  • Voice recognition
  • Emotion processing
Professor Robin Goodwin**
Role: Professor of Social Psychology

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265470
Email: robin.goodwin@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Gaskell Building Room 203
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Psychological adaptation to social change
  • Psychological responses to pandemic threat
  • Societal threats (e.g. terrorism, earthquakes)
  • Culture and relationships
Dr Lesley Henderson
Role: Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Communications

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265459
Email: lesley.henderson@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 144
  • Sociology of media
  • Media, health & science
  • Public engagement
  • Qualitative research
Dr Eric Hirsch**
Role: Head of Department

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265953
Email: eric.hirsch@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 134
  • Historicity and landscape
  • Myth, personhood and ritual
  • Power and property relations
  • Papua New Guinea, Britain
Dr Toshie Imada**
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267684
Email: toshie.imada@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 116
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Culture and social cognition, emotion and motivation
  • Cognitive development
  • Cultural products
  • Intercultural competence
Dr Maria Kastrinou
Role: Lecturer

Phone: 01895 265059
Email: maria.kastrinou@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 136
  • Political anthropology
  • State formations and power
  • Religion, Islam, Druze
  • Energy and resource conflict
  • Sectarianism and identity politics
  • Syria, Middle East, South Eastern Mediterranean, Greece
Dr Sharon Lockyer**
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267373
Email: sharon.lockyer@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 146
  • Sociology of mediated culture
  • Critical comedy studies
  • Media controversies
  • Gender, class and disability
Dr Sarita Malik**
Role: Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications; Director of Research, Social Sciences, Media and Communications

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266874
Email: sarita.malik@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 152
  • Race and representation
  • Media genres
  • Media policy and institutions
  • Diasporic media
Dr Tara Marshall**
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267096
Email: tara.marshall@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 114
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Close relationships
  • Gender and sexuality
Dr Chris McMillan
Role: Temporary Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0) 1895 267541
Email: chris.mcmillan@brunel.ac.uk
Office: Marie Jahoda Room 153
  • Sociological theory, particularly Slavoj Žižek
  • Critical pedagogy and identity change
  • Global capitalism, climate change, migration and labour/poverty
    Dr Paul Moody
    Role: Lecturer in Film Practice

    Phone: 01895 267804
    Email: paul.moody@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 158
    • Pre-1945 British Cinema
    • Contemporary British Film Policy
    • Silent cinema
    • Amateur Film
    • Experimental Film
    • Interactive Documentaries
    Professor Lynn Myers**
    Role: Professor of Health Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265879
    Email: lynn.myers@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 143
    • Health psychology
    • Coping styles
    • Adherence/ compliance with treatment
    • Risk perception
    Dr Isak Niehaus**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267413
    Email: isak.niehaus@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 139
    • Southern Africa
    • Political anthropology
    • Witchcraft and cosmology
    • HIV / AIDS
    • Masculinity and sexuality
    • History of anthropology
    Professor Dany Nobus**
    Role: Pro-Vice-Chancellor

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265944
    Email: dany.nobus@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Wilfred Brown Room A117
    • Psychoanalysis
    • History of psychiatry
    • Epistemology
    Dr Guido Orgs**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44(0)1895 267707
    Email: guido.orgs@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 256
    • Visual and temporal perception of human movement
    • Motor expertise
    • Human movement aesthetics
    • Movement synchronisation and cooperation

    Dr Justin O’Brien**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265475
    Email: justin.obrien@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 124
    • Visual development
    • Neuroimaging
    • Developmental disorders
    • Visual psychophysics
    Dr Andrew Parton**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267326
    Email: andrew.parton@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 230
    • Cognitive neuropsychology and impaired cognition
    • Visual cognition
    • Visuo-motor control
    • Implicit/explicit memory
    Dr Nicholas Pound**
    Role: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 266311
    Email: nicholas.pound@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 261
    • Male competitiveness, risk-sensitivity, impulsiveness and violence
    • Facial morphology, health and endocrine status
    • Perception of personality in faces
    • Social and psychological influences on male reproductive physiology and sexual behaviour
    Dr Michael Price**
    Role: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 266974
    Email: michael.price@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 206
    • Evolutionary psychology
    • Evolution of moral beliefs
    • Cooperation in groups
    • Organizational behaviour
    Dr Martina Reynolds**
    Role: Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265482
    Email: martina.reynolds@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 110
    • Inter and multidisciplinary research in performance, media and social science.
    • Practice Led Research and Qualitative Research in arts and social sciences
    • Media for dementia sufferers
    • Interactive media and community engagement
    • Ageing /mental illness in television drama
    Dr Hauke Riesch
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: 07851943613
    Email: hauke.riesch@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 142
    • Sociology of science
    • Public understanding of science
    • Risk and environment
    • Philosophy of science
    Dr John Roberts**
    Role: Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 266377
    Email: john.roberts@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 155
    • Public sphere, urban space, and free speech
    • New media
    • Global political economy and management
    • Social theory
    Dr Toby Robertson**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265945
    Email: toby.robertson@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 113
    • Intergroup relations
    • Social identity
    • Attitudes and social influence
    Dr William Rollason**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265041
    Email: william.rollason@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 135
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Development and the post-colony
    • The future
    Dr Charlotte Russell**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 266366
    Email: charlotte.russell@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 259
    • Neuropsychology of attention and episodic memory
    • Lifespan changes in attention and episodic memory
    • Monetary and social reward in attention and memory
    Dr Noam Sagiv**
    Role: Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265341
    Email: noam.sagiv@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 260
    • Synaesthesia and cross-modal interactions
    • Neural correlates of consciousness
    • Face perception, prosopagnosia, and prosopometamorphopsia.
    Dr David Sancho
    Role: Leach-RAI Research Fellow

    Phone:
    Email: David.Sancho@brunel.ac.uk
    Office:
    • Anthropology of education
    • Education and class reproduction
    • Transnational schooling
    • South India
    • Indian migrants to the Persian Gulf
    Dr Achim Schuetzwohl**
    Role: Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 266367
    Email: achim.schuetzwohl@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 211
    • Surprise
    • Jealousy
    • Facial expression
    Dr Isabel Scott**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265907
    Email: isabel.scott@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 257
    • Facial perception
    • Mate choice
    • Moral psychology
    • Economic psychology
    • Evolutionary perspectives
    Professor Clive Seale**
    Role: Head of Department, Professor of Sociology

    Phone: +44 (0) 1895 267139
    Email: clive.seale@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 148
    • Sociology of health and illness
    • Communication in health care
    • Health and mass media
    • End-of-life care
    Dr Sanjay Sharma**
    Role: Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications

    Phone: +44 (0)18952 65835
    Email: sanjay.sharma@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 156
    • Critical multiculturalism & anti-racism
    • New media & internet politics
    • Digital methods
    • Radical pedagogy
    Dr Kimberley Smith**
    Role: Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265376
    Email: Kimberley.Smith@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Building MJ120
    • Co-morbidity of affective disorders and health
    • Psychoneuroimmunology
    • Psychiatric epidemiology
    Dr Janine Spencer**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265474
    Email: janine.spencer@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 126
    • Visual development
    • Developmental disorders
    • Biological motion perception
    • Infant development
    Dr James Staples**
    Role: Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267412
    Email: james.staples@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 137
    • South Asia
    • Medical anthropology (leprosy, disability, the body and pain)
    • Suicide
    • Anthropology of food
    • Biography and life history
    Dr André Szameitat**
    Role: Reader in Psychology

    Phone: 0044 - (0)18952 – 67387
    Email: Andre.Szameitat@Brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building 263
    • Executive control and prefrontal cortex
    • Multitasking
    • Human computer interaction
    Dr Jill Timms
    Role: Temporary Lecturer

    Phone: 01895 266246
    Email: jill.timms@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 153
    • Sociology of work and employment
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Global civil society
    • Activism and comedy
    Professor Steven Wainwright**
    Role: Professor of Sociology

    Phone: +44 (0)7793 056589
    Email: steven.wainwright@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 150
    • Science & Technology Studies
    • Medical Sociology
    • Sociology of the Arts
    • History & Philosophy of Social Science
    Dr Simon Weaver**
    Role: Lecturer in Media and Communications

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265029
    Email: simon.weaver@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 145

    • Social & cultural theory, the work of Zygmunt Bauman, semiotics
    • Representations of disability & ‘deformity’ in media
    • Rhetoric in discourses of health
    • Racist & offensive humour, humour & rhetoric
    • Sociology of race, ethnicity & racism
    Dr Peter Wilkin
    Role: Reader

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267241
    Email: peter.wilkin@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 154
    • World-systems analysis
    • Anarchism
    • Media and democracy
    • Political economy
    • Social and political theory
    Dr Adrian Williams**
    Role: Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265452
    Email: adrian.williams@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 269
    • Visual (and more broadly, sensory) perception
    • Visual coding and representation in the brain
    • Cortical organisation
    • Neuroimaging - functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Professor Clare Williams**
    Role: Professor of Medical Sociology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267720
    Email: clare.williams@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Room 151
    • Sociology of health and illness
    • Sociology of bioethics
    • Gender
    • Qualitative research
    Professor Michael Wright
    Role: Emeritus Professor

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265957
    Email: michael.wright@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Marie Jahoda Romm 129
    • Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG)
    • Perceptual skills in sport
    • Mirror neuron system
    • Perceptions of actions and emotional expressions
    Dr Barlow Wright**
    Role: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 267327
    Email: barlow.wright@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 163
    • Topics in developmental psychology
    • Psychology of reasoning
    • Disorders and disability psychology
    • Psychology of ethnicity
    Professor Taeko Wydell**
    Role: Division Lead for Psychology, Head of Psychology Department and Professor of Cognitive Neurospychology / Neuroscience

    Phone: +44 (0)1895 265473
    Email: taeko.wydell@brunel.ac.uk
    Office: Gaskell Building Room 205
    • Cognitive neuroscience of language & reading in different languages
    • Language and literacy impairments (dyslexia, SLI, etc)
    • Research using fMRI, EEG, MEG & TMS
    • Bilingualism / trilingualism

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