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Dr Daniel Richardson
BW408
26 Bedford Way
King's Cross
London
WC1H 0AP
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Language Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
 
 
Biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain sciences at University College London. Before coming to UCL, I was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, a graduate student at Cornell, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have also carried out experiments at the London Science Museum and for the BBC. I recently received the Early Career Provost's Teaching Award at UCL.

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research investigates how internal cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world. In the standard information processing accounts of cognition, the theoretical model is of a cognitive system that thinks and acts in isolation. Accordingly, laboratory experiments quarantine subjects away from a social context.  In my research, I find that a rich interaction between cognitive, perceptual-motor and social factors plays out in the body and eye movements of people perceiving the world, acting upon it, and communicating with each other.


To read more about my work, please visit my lab website

Teaching Summary

I teach Introduction to Social Psychology in the Spring term, and numerous guest lectures in undergraduate and masters programmes. 

Academic Background
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy Cornell University
1997 BA Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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