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About Timothy Hodgson

Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology Cardiff University 1986-1989. 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. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Charing Cross Hospital / Imperial College School of Medicine. 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

Research DIrector 2011-2013 Head of School of Psychology 2013-2017 School Research Impact Champion 2018 - date

Subject Specialism

Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience of Eye Movements


  • PhD — Birkbeck College University of London, 1996

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Decision Making

  • Executive Function

  • Eye Movements

  • FMRI

  • Prefrontal Cortex

  • Visual Perception

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • PEARL - Embedding Public Engagement for All in Research at Lincoln — awarded £47000 by Research and Innovation UK follow on funding in 2018
  • Exploring experiences of the illness, its care and achieving function following Guillain-Barre syndrome — awarded £35745 by GAIN (Guillane-Barre syndrome) charity in 2018
  • PEARL - Embedding Public Engagement for All in Research in Lincoln — awarded £60441 by EPSRC in 2017
  • Eyelander Online: Gamified training for children and young people with vision impairment — awarded £39500 by Comic Relief: Tech for Good in 2017
  • Gaze coordination in social interactions: The effects of Parkinsons disease — awarded £9923 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 £137000 by Technology Strategy Board / MRC in 2013
  • fMRI study of social moral decision making — awarded £5000 by Open University in 2010
  • Control and monitoring functions of the human rostral prefrontal cortex — awarded £9800 by Wellcome Trust in 2008
  • The Neuroscience of Social Conventions and Norms — awarded £98000 by ESRC/MRC in 2007
  • Modelling eye movements made in the course of reading syntactically ambiguous sentences — awarded £76000 by ESRC in 2006
  • The representation of emotional and personal significance in person-specific knowledge — awarded £79000 by ESRC in 2006
  • Self-control and monitoring functions of human frontal cortex — awarded £197000 by Wellcome Trust in 2003

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • British Psychological Society — Full Fellow
  • Experimental Psychology Society — Member
  • British Oculomotor Group — Member


Member of Stroke Association Award, Lectureship and Fellowship panels 2016-date. Honorary President of Lincoln and District Branch of Parkinsons UK.