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    sidurrant@lincoln.ac.uk
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    Dr Simon Durrant

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Simon Durrant

    Originally a musician, I received my BA in Music from the University of Durham. I followed this with an MA and a PhD in the Psychology of Music from the University of Sheffield, focusing on the perception of musical metre. After a post-doc year in Ohio, I returned to the UK and student life by taking an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems and following this with a DPhil in Computational Neuroscience, both at the University of Sussex. Having finally satiated the student in me, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth investigating the Neuroscience of Music, and then a Research Associate at the University of Manchester where I got involved in cognitive sleep research. I joined the University of Lincoln in July 2011.

    Department Responsibilities

    I am module coordinator for the core module Research Skills 2 (Level 2) and the elective module Sleep, Emotion & Cognition (Level 3).  I also teach on Sleep, Dreams & Circadian Rhythms (Level 2) , Basic Research Methods (MSc) and Advanced Research Methods (MSc), as well as contributing to the tutorial programme (Level 1) and supervising final-year dissertations (Level 3).

    Subject Specialism

    Cognitive Neuroscience of Sleep, Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, Computational Neuroscience, Quantitative Methods

    Qualifications

    • DPhil in Computational Neuroscience — University of Sussex, 2010
    • MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems — University of Sussex, 2003
    • PhD in Psychology of Music — University of Sheffield, 2002
    • MA in Psychology of Music — University of Sheffield, 1997
    • BA (Hons) in Music — University of Durham, 1995

    Professional Affiliations

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Essential Oils and Sleep (with Microcapture) — Awarded £5,000 by Business Innovation Voucher, Technology Strategy Board in 2015
    • Sleep Quality in Older Adults (with U3A) — 2015
    • Engineering a Large-Scale Predictive Model of Sleep Electroencephalography — 2015
    • The Effect of Music on Sleep (with University of Sheffield) — Awarded £2,500 by Experimental Psychology Society in 2015
    • Sleep-Dependent Consolidation of Statistical Learning in Schizophrenia Patients (with Harvard Medical School) — 2014
    • The Role of the COMT Val158Met Gene in Susceptibility to the Negative Effects of Partial Sleep Deprivation — Awarded £19,182 by Research Investment Fund, University of Lincoln in 2013
    • Sleep and Circadian Influences on Advertising Memory — Awarded £1,000 by UROS, University of Lincoln in 2012
    • Sleep-Dependent Directed Forgetting of Emotional Memory — Awarded £1,600 by British Psychological Society in 2012
    • Sleep and Hypnotics in the Middle of the Night — Awarded £3,000 by College Research Fund, University of Lincoln in 2011

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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