Dr Stephen Jackson
Stephen is a Professor of Cognitive Science at Nottingham University. He headed the committee as chair and has been an longstanding member of the society. His research focusses on the psychological and brain mechanisms through which sensory information is used to plan and control human action. His work has made important contributions in the fields of goal-directed movement in health and disease and spans a wide field of neuroscientific tools ranging from event-related EEG to fMRI and TMS.
Dr Jamie Ward
Jamie is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. His research focusses on individual differences in perceptual experience and their relation to cognitive aspects such as memory and social cognition. Using tools such as fMRI, EEG and TMS he has made numerous and impactful contributions to the field of neurocognitive science. Jamie will take over as BACN President at the annual meeting in 2019.
Dr Martin Edwards
Martin is a Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain where he heads the PSY-NAPS Group researching relationships and neural processes of perception and action behaviour. Using a variety of neuroscientific tools such as EEG and fMRI in combination with motion-taking and virtual reality, the groups’ aim is to develop new diagnosis tools and treatment exercises of perception and action. Martin has been the committees’ treasurer and a longstanding member of BACN.
Dr Nick Cooper
Nick Cooper is a senior lecturer at the University of Essex. His research interests include the functional significance of cortical oscillatory activity (as measured using the EEG), individual differences in the human mirror neuron system, the modulation of attention and attentional disorder as well as the use of neuromodulatory techniques (TMS & tDCS) to influence cognition and behaviour (e.g. risk taking) and their application as clinical interventions (e.g. for the treatment of depression). Nick joined BACN (as was BPPS) in 1999 as a student representative. After taking on the role of publicity officer for the last 17 years he will now take over as BACN secretary at the 2019 annual general meeting.
Dr Volker Thoma
Volker is a Professor at the University of East London. His research topics are on fast and automatic (versus slow and controlled) mental processes in visual attention, object recognition, face recognition, implicit memory, risk perception and decision making, human factors, and behaviour change. He uses a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking, tCS) to investigate these topics.
Dr Amanda Marshall
Amanda joined BACN as a student representative in 2013. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich where she uses cognitive and neuroscientific measures to explore cognitive processing of homeostatic bodily signals. As part of the Body Social Cognition and Action Lab she approaches interoceptive processing from the angle of predictive coding. Amanda took over the role of publicity officer at the annual general meeting in 2018. She takes care of the societies public profile and its presence on social media platforms. If you as a member have information you would like us to publicise (such as new publications, job postings or information of general interest to the neuroscientific community) don’t hesitate to drop her an e-mail.
Dr Mary-Jane Budd
Mary-Jane currently works at the Department of Psychology, University of East London. Her research in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology focusses on language processing and communication. Recently, she has been investigating communication through social media including some studies on Emoji use. Mary-Jane's work includes some research into test anxiety in primary age children. Mary-Jane also has interests in body image and social media usage investigating how social media usage influences, for example, appearance comparison, negative affect, and self-objectification. As communications officer she manages the society’ mailing list to make sure we keep you up to date with the latest news and developments.
Dr Mary-Jane Budd
University of East London
London, E16 2RD
Dr Tina Forster
Tina Forster is a Professor of Psychology at City University London. Her research investigates neural basis of body perception and its role in cognition. She is an expert in electrophysiology (i.e. EEG) of body / touch perception. She leads the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit and is co-director of the Center for Psychological Well-being and Neuroscience. As a general member, Tina gives valuable input on decisions the society make during our annual meetings.
Sonia Abad Hernando
Sonia currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology as part of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), City University London. Her research interests center on Cognitive Neuroscience, Sensorimotor cortex, EEG, Action understanding, predictive modelling. Sonia is one of our student reps. It is very important for us to take into account the ideas and suggestions of our many student members. If you have any ideas or suggestions let Sonia know and she will bring up the matter during our meetings.
Tom has been an active attendant at BACN meetings since undertaking his MSc at the University of Essex in 2016. He has since moved on to studying for his PhD. As one of our two student representatives, Tom is happy to hear about your suggestions and ideas concerning the society. Send him an e-mail if you have ideas and news to share!