Dr Claire V Hutchinson

Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 2297183
Email: ch190@le.ac.uk

Personal details

MA (Hons), University of Aberdeen
PhD, University of Nottingham


  • Spatial vision
  • Motion perception
  • Visual cognition
  • Higher-level (cognitive) influences on low-level visual processes
  • Visual and cognitive ageing
  • Visual markers of neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric and neuroimmune diseases

Selected Recent Publications

A full publication list can be found here

  • Wilson, R.L., Paterson, K.B., McGowan, V., Hutchinson C.V. (2018). Visual aspects of reading performance in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1468.
  • Ahmed, N.S., Gottlob, I., Proudlock, F.A., Hutchinson, C.V. (2018). Restricted spatial windows of visibility in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Vision, 2(1):2, 1-8.
  • Samani, N.N., Proudlock, F.A., Siram,V., Suraweera, C. Hutchinson, C.V., Nelson, C., Al-Uzri, M, Gottlob, I. (2017). Retinal layer abnormalities as biomarkers of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, sbx130
  • Hutchinson, C.V., Ledgeway, T., Baker, C.L. Jr. (2016). Phase- and amplitude-dependent interactions between first-order and second-order patterns in A17. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 12328-12337.
  • Hutchinson, C.V., Barrett, D.J.K., Nitka, A., Raynes, K. (2016). Action video game training reduces the Simon Effect. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, 587-592.
  • Wilson, R.L., Paterson, K.B., Hutchinson C.V. (2015). Increased vulnerability to pattern-related visual stress in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Perception, 44, 1422-1426.
  • Swan, E., Hutchinson, C.V., Everard, M., Shimozaki, S.S. (2015). Aging effects in cueing tasks as assessed by the ideal observer: peripheral cues. Journal of Vision, 15(2):5, 1–18.


I supervise postgraduate students on a range of research projects. Students interested in studying for a PhD under my supervision should feel free to contact me directly. You can access information about how to apply online.

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