Dr Doug Barrett


 Dr D.J. BarrettContact details:

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre (GDC)
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 229 7178

Personal Statement:

I joined the University of Surrey as a mature student and read for a BSc in Applied Psychology and Sociology. My degree included a placement year at UCL’s Behavioural Science Unit, where I worked on a project investigating selective attention in children diagnosed with ADHD. In my 3rd year, I was introduced to visual psychophysics by Mark Bradshaw, who supervised my undergraduate project. Following my degree, I worked for a year as a Research Assistant and then completed a PhD in Mark’s laboratory, where my thesis investigated spatial coordinate frameworks of selective attention. I then moved to a postdoctoral research position at Southampton University’s Visual Cognition Unit, where I worked with Kyle Cave, Nick Donnelly and Tammy Menneer on a project investigating visual search in real-world situations. In 2003, I was awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship at the MRC’s Institute of Hearing Research, where I learned about auditory science and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) under the supervision of Deb Hall. My first lectureship was at Nottingham Trent University and I moved to the University of Leicester in 2009. I have maintained my interests in visual and auditory cognition and my research focusses on interactions between selective attention and short-term memory across the life-span in neurologically normal and clinical populations.



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Contact Details

School of Psychology
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road
Leicester LE1 7HN

Tel +44 (0)116 229 7178 
Fax +44 (0)116 223 1057 
Email djkb1@le.ac.uk 


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Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
University Road

T: +44 (0)116 252 2922
E: npbenquiries@le.ac.uk


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