I am always enthusiastic to hear from potential PhD students. Please get in touch.

A PhD with me will involve using robust and open science methods to address theoretical ideas in cognitive science. Plus extensive mentoring on all aspects of the scholarly life, conducted in Sheffield’s best coffee shops.

Specific projects I am currently seeking students for are here. Some advice about applying is here.

Current PhD and postdoc supervision



Second supervisor to…

  • August Lindemer (2018-) ‘Planetary Fever – The Climate Change Communication of Health Professionals.’

  • Siham Albesisi (2018-) ’emotion regulation on ADHD children’

  • Vesko Varbanov (2020-) ‘ Sensory processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’

Previous supervision and examining

As primary PhD supervisor

As a secondary PhD supervisor

  • Amber Copeland (2018–2022) – ‘Value-based decision-making and self-control in alcohol-related behaviour change and recovery from addiction’

  • Stephanie Powell ‘ The relationship and effects of young children’s use of technology’

  • Máté Gyurkovics – ‘Affective factors in cognitive control: Behavioural and neural investigations in adults and adolescents’

  • Stephanie Armstrong ‘Relation between the Executive Function development and the reading acquisition, from a neuropsychological view’

  • Andreas Bunge (Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield), “The mental structure of prejudice”, February 2018

  • Luana Nunes, “Ethological Decision Making with Non-Stationary Inputs Using MSPRT Based Mechanisms” May 2017

  • Alvin Pastore (Department of Computer Science), “Neuroeconomics, Reinforcement learning and the equity premium puzzle” January 2017

  • Stephanie Dunn (with Elizabeth Milne and Megan Freeth), PhD 2016 ‘Electrophysiological correlates of visual search in the autism spectrum’

  • Hamideh Kerdegari (supervised with Tony Prescott), PhD 2016 ‘Head-mounted Sensory Augmentation System for Navigation in Low Visibility Environments’

  • Tom Bullock (supervised with Elizabeth Milne and Dick Eiser), 2012, ‘Crossmodal Load and Selective Attention’


Dagmar Adamcová, 20172018: “Quit while you’re ahead: a surprising interaction between game performance and motivation” (Blog post, Jupyter notebook).

Post doctoral supervision

  • Martin Thirkettle, 20082012

  • Craig Bertram, 20122013

  • Jen Lewis, 20122013

  • Mariana Leriche, 20142016

  • Robin Scaife, 20132017


  • Danielle Beaton, University of Sheffield, 23 November, 2022

  • Emma Henderson, Kingston University London, 17 September 2021

  • Stanislava Naneva, University of Sheffield, 11 November 2020

  • Andrea Caso, Birkbeck, University of London, 1 July 2019

  • Alejandro Jimenez Rodriguez, University of Sheffield, 15 February 2019

  • Jim Lumsden, University of Bristol, 19 October 2018

  • Conor Heapy, University of Sheffield, 4 May 2018

  • Joe Thompson, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 30 April 2018

  • Jonathan Glancy, University of Sheffield, 2 December 2016

  • Christian Beyle Sandoval, University of Sheffield, 9 October 2015

  • Maria Dagioglou, University of Birmingham, 7 April 2014

  • Jennifer Lewis, University of Sheffield, 2012

  • David Cameron, University of Sheffield, 2011

  • Alexander Cope, University of Sheffield, 2011

  • Mike Roberts, University of Sheffield, 21st October, 2010