Sciences

Professor Marcin Budka

Professor of Data Science, Computing and Informatics

Areas of expertise

Marcin’s research interests lie in a broadly understood area of machine learning and data science, with a particular focus on practical applications. Throughout his career, Marcin was involved in a number of research projects with industry, with a particular focus on tangible impact and societally useful innovation. Some of his most recent projects include Integrated software… Read more »

Professor Rick Stafford

Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation

Areas of expertise

Rick is a marine biologist and academic based at Bournemouth University. His research is currently focused on understanding and protecting the marine environment in a holistic manner. This involves understanding the role of multiple stresses which act on marine organisms, and the interactions between the organisms (which can form part of the stress). Currently, Rick’s… Read more »

Associate Professor Kevin McGhee

Acting Deputy Dean Education & Professional Practice, Associate Professor in Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

Kevin is interested in how genetics, combined with psychological and environmental events plays a role in the development of complex psychiatric disorders. Although genetics slightly increases risk, it does not mean an individual will develop such illness. It is this interplay between biology and non-biology that interests him. Therefore a lot of his efforts are now focused on… Read more »

Dr Ching-Yu Huang

Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Ching-Yu Huang received her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology at University of Cambridge in 2013, where she conducted research in forensic interviewing with child victims/witnesses. She also received MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from University of York in 2007. Her lines of research include forensic interviews in vulnerable population, working with families in challenging… Read more »

Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon MBE

Director of Disaster Management Centre

Areas of expertise

Richard has provided disaster management consultancy, project management and training to government ministries, national security forces, media, industry, emergency services and nongovernmental organisations. He has designed, coordinated and delivered disaster management projects in across the globe and regularly provides disaster management training for international governments and organisations. Richard has commented on natural disasters, including the… Read more »

Dr Jan Wiener

Associate Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Jan is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses primarily on orientation and navigation behaviour. He is interested in the effects that cognitive ageing has on our wayfinding abilities. In his investigations he makes use of different methods such as behavioural navigation experiments, virtual reality techniques, eye-tracking, and cognitive modelling.

Professor Kate Welham

Professor of Archaeological Sciences

Areas of expertise

Kate’s primary research focus is the application of remote sensing techniques in an archaeological context and she is also an experienced archaeological surveyor. Kate has directed a number of recent archaeological surveys on both prehistoric and historic landscapes in the UK and abroad, including Stonehenge, Easter Island and Tanzania. She has also launched the Google… Read more »

Dr Simon Thompson

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology

Areas of expertise

Simon is an expert in yawning, its underlying causes and effects on the body. He is developing a new diagnostic tool for early detection of neurological disorders using cortisol levels during excessive yawning. He has recently been commissioned to study celebrity clientele by a top fashion label, and also has interests in post-traumatic stress disorder,… Read more »

Dr Ben Thomas

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Design

Areas of expertise

Ben is active in the field of sustainable design research and engineering, particularly in tribology. His work on sustainable design for lifeboat slipways has been implemented at RNLI locations throughout the country. In addition he has developed a series of small scale research projects in collaboration with Oviedo University in Spain to investigate the material… Read more »

Dr Jacqui Taylor

Associate Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Jacqui’s research comes under the broad area of cyberpsychology, which investigates the psychology of internet behaviour. She has investigated the positive and negative impacts that using social networks and online games (e.g. Facebook and videogame addiction) have on children, adolescents and students. Recently Jacqui has been collaborating with cybersecurity experts and has researched online deviance… Read more »