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About Timothy Hodgson

Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology Cardiff University 1986-1989. Perceptual Psychologist, Research Department, Rediffusion Flight Simulation (now Thales Simulation and Training Ltd), Gatwick UK 1990-1992. PhD at Birkbeck college, University of London 1992-1996 Researching the cognitive and neural systems involved in the control of human eye movements and visual attention. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Charing Cross Hospital / Imperial College School of Medicine. 1996-2002 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Exeter. 2002-2011 I was appointed as Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Research Director at Lincoln in September 2011 to join a growing team of researchers in the Cognition Perception and Action group.

Department Responsibilities

Head of School of Psychology between 2013 and 2017. I will be on study leave in academic year 2017-2018

Subject Specialism

Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience of Eye Movements


  • PhD — Birkbeck College University of London, 1996

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Decision Making

  • Executive Function

  • Eye Movements

  • FMRI

  • Prefrontal Cortex

  • Visual Perception

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Eyelander Online: Gamified training for children and young people with vision impairment — awarded £39500 by Comic Relief: Tech for Good in 2017
  • PEARL - Embedding Public Engagement for All in Research in Lincoln — awarded £60441 by EPSRC in 2017
  • Gaze coordination in social interactions: The effects of Parkinsons disease — awarded £9923 by British Academy / Leverhulme in 2016
  • To increase expertise in childhood cerebral visual impairment through development of a computerised game for rehabilitating visual field loss — awarded £130000 by Technology Strategy Board / MRC in 2013
  • fMRI study of social moral decision making — awarded £5000 by Open University in 2010
  • Control and monitoring functions of the human rostral prefrontal cortex — awarded £9800 by Wellcome Trust in 2008
  • The Neuroscience of Social Conventions and Norms — awarded £98000 by ESRC/MRC in 2007
  • Modelling eye movements made in the course of reading syntactically ambiguous sentences — awarded £76000 by ESRC in 2006
  • The representation of emotional and personal significance in person-specific knowledge — awarded £79000 by ESRC in 2006
  • Self-control and monitoring functions of human frontal cortex — awarded £197000 by Wellcome Trust in 2003

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • British Psychological Society — Fellow
  • Experimental Psychology Society — Member
  • British Oculomotor Group — Member


Member of Stroke Association Award, Lectureship and Fellowship panels. Honorary President of Lincoln and District Branch of Parkinsons UK