Prof Timothy Hodgson

    Professor of Psychology

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Timothy Hodgson

    Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology Cardiff University 1986-1989. Final year project supervised by Laurence Harris and Andy Smith.

    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 supervised by Hermann Muller.

    Post-doctoral research fellow on a Wellcome Trust program grant held by Christopher Kennard (now at University of Oxford) and the late Leslie Henderson at Charing Cross Hospital London, investigating the role of fronto-striatal brain circuits in oculomotor control. 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

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Psychological Society
    • Experimental Psychology Society
    • British Oculomotor Group

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Eyelander Online: Gamified training for children and young people with vision impairment — Awarded £39,500 by Comic Relief: Tech for Good in 2017
    • Gaze coordination in social interactions: The effects of Parkinsons disease — Awarded £9,923 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 £130,000 by Technology Strategy Board / MRC in 2013
    • fMRI study of social moral decision making — Awarded £5,000 by Open University in 2010
    • Control and monitoring functions of the human rostral prefrontal cortex — Awarded £9,800 by Wellcome Trust in 2008
    • The Neuroscience of Social Conventions and Norms — Awarded £98,000 by ESRC/MRC in 2007
    • Modelling eye movements made in the course of reading syntactically ambiguous sentences — Awarded £76,000 by ESRC in 2006
    • The representation of emotional and personal significance in person-specific knowledge — Awarded £79,000 by ESRC in 2006
    • Self-control and monitoring functions of human frontal cortex — Awarded £197,000 by Wellcome Trust in 2003

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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