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About Frouke Hermens

I studied cognitive science and computer linguistics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), where I graduated in 2000 with a thesis project conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. After a year in Oldenburg (Germany), I completed my PhD project in the biophysics department of the Radboud University Nijmegen, with additional research projects at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and Penn State University (USA). After various postdoctoral positions (EPFL, Switzerland; Royal Holloway University of London, UK; University of Provence, France; University of Leuven, Belgium), I took up a lectureship at the University of Aberdeen (UK). I joined the School of Psychology in Lincoln as a senior lecturer in 2015.

Subject Specialism

Research methods, Eye movements


  • PhD — Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2005
  • Master’s — Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2000
  • Propedeuse — Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1995


Ad-hoc reviewer for various journals and funding bodies & Editorial Board Journal of Eye Movement Research.

Orcid ID


Research Interests

  • Eye Movements

  • Visual Perception

Research Projects

  • Social and symbolic cueing in the real world (PI) — EPS small grant in 2016
  • Eye-foot coordination in stair locomotion: The effects of age and distraction (PI) — University of Lincoln (CRF) in 2016
  • Gaze coordination during social interactions in Parkinson’s disease (PI) — British Academy / Leverhulme small grant in 2016
  • Examining the central eye gaze bias in day to day viewing (PI) — University of Lincoln (RIF) in 2015
  • Travel grant — FWO-Flanders, Belgium in 2011
  • PhD stipend (primary supervisor) — FWO-Flanders, Belgium in 2011
  • Spatial and temporal aspects of visual perception (Fellowship) — FWO-Flanders, Belgium in 2010
  • The role of inhibition in response selection with endogenous and socially-relevant cues (named Postdoc) — ESRC in 2009
  • Travel grants to attend meetings in Houston, Delmenhorst, La Londe — Organising committees in 2005
  • Anticipatory control of grasping movements (Fellowship) — Fulbright, USA in 2003

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Coordinator - Basic programming skills (MSc) — 2016 to Present
  • Coordinator - Research internship elective (2nd year) — 2015 to Present
  • Lecturer - Basic programming skills (MSc) — 2016 to Present
  • Lecturer - Advanced research methods and skills (MSc) — 2016 to Present
  • Tutor - Personal tutoring (1st year) — 2017 to Present
  • Tutor - Research skills 2 (2nd year) — 2015 to Present
  • Lecturer - Vision elective (3rd year) — 2015 to Present
  • Lecturer - Perception, action & cognition (MSc) — 2016 to Present
  • Supervisor - Dissertation (3rd year) — 2015 to Present
  • Supervisor - Thesis (MSc) — 2015 to Present

Professional Affiliations


Public engagement and liaison activities, including: Lincolnshire show (2015, 2016), Lights Night (2016, 2017), Doing it differently (2015), Eating disorders, social media and digital technology workshop (2015), Summer Scientist (2015, 2016) and the Community Lab (2017).