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
  • Memory, commemoration, and embodiment Youth and childhood
  • Performance and politicsPolitical violence
  • Materiality Anthropology and time
  • Cameroon, Greece and the Balkans.
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 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: Lecturer in 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: Gaskell Building Room 153
  • Sociological theory
  • Lacanian psychoanalysis and Marxism
  • Slavoj Žižek
  • 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

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
  • Cross-modal interactions
  • Neural correlates of consciousness
  • Face perception
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
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
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
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)
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: Head of Psychology Department, 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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