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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Dr Petra Pollux

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Petra Pollux

    After training as a youth welfare worker, I continued my studies at the University of Utrecht (NL) and completed my MA (supervised by Prof E. de Haan, University of Amsterdam) during a placement at the Psychiatric Institute Vincent van Gogh Venray (The Netherlands). My PhD focused on executive functions and cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson’s disease (EE: Prof. J. Harris, University of Reading). I have been employed at the University of Lincoln since 1997.

    Department Responsibilities

    PhD and MSc project supervision, Module co-ordinator for Basic Research Skills and Methods/ Advanced Research Skills and Methods (MSc Forensic Psychology) , Module team member Fantasy Neuroscience (UG level 3), Cognition (UG level 2); Advanced Multivariate design and Statistics (UG level 3), RS2 (UG level 2).
    Lab-director, Erasmus coordinator Psychology.

    Subject Specialism

    Social and Cognitive neuroscience, Social attention and Cognitive flexibility, Event-related potentials (ERP)


    • Higher Vocational Education Youth-welfare, Rijkshogeschool Maastricht, The Netherlands
    • BSc Psychology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • MA clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • PhD in Psychology, University of Lincoln (Lincolnshire and Humberside), Hull.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
    • British Neuropsychology Society (BNS)

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • The Cognitive Daisy Project — Awarded £4,500 by College Research Fund, Impact Fund, University of Lincoln in 2016
    • The role of motor regions in emotion recognition — Awarded £3,000 by College Research Fund, University of Lincoln in 2013

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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