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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.

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Daisy

  • Social Cues and Emotion

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • The Cognitive Daisy Project — awarded £4500 by College Research Fund, Impact Fund, University of Lincoln in 2016
  • The role of motor regions in emotion recognition — awarded £3000 by College Research Fund, University of Lincoln in 2013

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

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