Sciences

Alexandra Otto

Demonstrator in Forensic Science

Areas of expertise

Alex started her working life in the South African Police Force, working in the Flying Squad. She was also one of the five founding members of the first Child Protection Unit in Johannesburg. After returning to the UK Alex worked for Wiltshire Police as a Crime Scene Investigator for 11 years, becoming a qualified crime… Read more »

Professor Siamak Noroozi

Professor of Advanced Technology

Areas of expertise

Siamak’s current research is focused around the following three themes; medical engineering, mechanical engineering and creative design. Within medical engineering his focus is on prosthetics and joint implants, and his other work includes the design and development of hydraulic valves, ergonomic design of work spaces and developing low-cost manufacturing tools for creating prosthetics. Siamak has… Read more »

Professor Sine McDougall

Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise

Sine’s research focuses on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer interfaces, traffic and public information signs. Her recent research explores the cognitive processing underpinning the visual appeal of interfaces, with the aim of explaining how consumer appeal develops over time and how this influences decision-making. Other projects are examining… Read more »

John McAlaney

Dr John McAlaney

Associate Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

John’s research focuses on social psychological aspects of behaviour change, and how this is informed by group dynamics and perceptions of peer behaviour. He has been extensively involved in the development of the social norms approach in the UK, which aims to bring about positive change through challenging misconceptions and negative stereotypes. John is particularly… Read more »

Dr Andrew Mayers

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Andrew is a psychologist, specialising in mental health and particularly perinatal mental illness, such as postnatal depression. Professionally, he works with the Dorset Police Mental Health Street Triage and he also provides mental health education for health professionals and helps train police officers. He is an active mental health campaigner, pressing for better services and… Read more »

Professor Amanda H. Korstjens

Professor in Behavioural Ecology

Areas of expertise

Amanda investigates the relationship between the environment, climate, human land use, and the behaviour and survival of primates and Sumatran elephants. She leads LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology at BU, which investigates forest ecosystems and compares data to see how different circumstances are affecting primate densities and behaviours. Amanda has experience with both national and… Read more »

Dr Julie Kirkby

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Julie is a psychologist in the field of developmental and cognitive psychology. Her research focuses on children’s reading development and dyslexia. Together with her research group, she is working on how static and mobile eye-trackers can be used to measure reading in real-world settings. Julie is also a member of the Experimental Psychology Society, and… Read more »

Professor Zulfiqar A. Khan

Professor of Design, Engineering & Computing

Areas of expertise

Zulfiqar is a mechanical engineer whose research interests focus on multidisciplinary approaches to provide sustainable design solutions for complex interacting systems and machine including developing novel nano-coatings for tribology applications, corrosion condition monitoring techniques, efficient modelling and numerical simulation methods. He has expertise in nano-fluids and thermodynamics for renewable energy applications, particularly in nano enhanced thermofluids and… Read more »

Dr Andy Johnson

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Andy’s work examines short-term memory and investigates whether short-term memory works differently across the senses. His research has its foundations in cognitive functions and cognitive neuroscience. Andy has been interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Today and PM and he has also featured on BBC2’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor. @Psychology_Andy