I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First Class) from the University of Glasgow in 2009, and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from Durham University in 2010. I began my PhD, also at Durham University, in 2011 and completed this in August 2014. My PhD looked at biases of visual attention, attentional control settings, and why certain items capture our attention over others at a behavioural and neuronal level. I am primarily interested in the role of visual attention and how we control what we attend to in our environment in addictive behaviours. My other research interests include asexuality as a sexual orientation and post concussion syndrome.
Addiction, attentional bias (in a range of psychopathologies), asexuality, post-concussion syndrome, neural stimulation techniques.
My primary research areas are: attentional bias. This includes how attentional bias relates to addiction, cognitive models of attention and how cognitive control mechanisms are used to minimise the distracting effects of attentional bias. My secondary research area is asexuality as a sexual orientation. I am also interested in post-concussion syndrome. I use a variety of behavioural and neural stimulation techniques.
Knight, Helen, Smith, Daniel, Knight, David and Ellison, Amanda (2015) Altering attentional control settings causes persistent biases of visual attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69 (1). pp. 129-149. ISSN 1747-0218
Last updated 16 January 2018