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Dr Andrew Parton
Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) / Senior Lecturer in Psychology


Having worked for 4-years as a programmer in a clinical chemistry research unit I returned to higher education. I gained a distinction in my ESRC-funded masters in Cognitive Science. My PhD at Surrey University examined the interaction of motion and binocular disparity information in the perception of depth. This was followed by post-doctoral work in projects at Imperial College, UCL, Southampton, Birkbeck College and Aston University. These posts developed my research interests to examine the cognitive effects of neurological conditions and basic neural mechanisms for encoding cognition. I joined Brunel in 2006 where I have further developed my research.


  • PhD Psychology (Surrey)
  • MSc Cognitive Science (Birmingham)
  • BSc Computing and business Studies (Liverpool)

Newest selected publications

DeLuca, M., Low, D., Kumari, V., Parton, A., Davis, J. and Mohagheghi, AA. (2022) 'A systematic review with meta-analysis of the StartReact effect on motor responses in stroke survivors and healthy individuals'. Journal of Neurophysiology, 127 (4). pp. 938 - 945. ISSN: 0022-3077 Open Access Link

Journal article

Otermans, PCJ., Parton, A. and Szameitat, AJ. (2021) 'The working memory costs of a central attentional bottleneck in multitasking'. Psychological Research, 86 (6). pp. 1774 - 1791. ISSN: 0340-0727 Open Access Link

Journal article

Staff, T., Gobet, F. and Parton, A. (2021) 'Early specialization and critical periods in acquiring expertise: A comparison of Traditional vs. Detection Talent Identification in Team GB Cycling at London 2012'. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 9 (2). pp. 296 - 312. ISSN: 2325-3193 Open Access Link

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Staff, T., Fernand Gobet. and Parton, A. (2020) 'Investigating the Period of Practice Needed to Acquire Expertise in Great Britain 2012 Track and Field Olympic Athletes'. Journal of Expertise, 2 (3). ISSN: 2573-2773 Open Access Link

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Leff, LP., Li, KMS., Gorgoraptis, N., Cohen, DL., Dalmaijer, ES., Parton, A., et al. (2018) 'A randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of single-dose guanfacine in unilateral neglect following stroke.'. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 89 (6). pp. 593 - 598. ISSN: 0022-3050 Open Access Link

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