Samuel Jones

Lecturer

School of Life Sciences and Education

I received both my BSc and MSc qualifications, in Psychology and Psychological Research respectively, from Bangor University in North Wales. I then moved to the University of Birmingham to complete a PhD under the supervision of Professor Uta Noppeney, investigating the effects of healthy ageing on multisensory perception. I am now a lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics in the Psychology Department at Staffordshire University.

Professional memberships and activities

I am a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society. 

Academic qualifications

PhD Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2019
MSc Psychological Research (Distinction), Bangor University, 2014
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class), Bangor University, 2013

Expertise

I have expertise in the design and statistical analysis of psychology/neuroscience research that uses a wide variety of data types, including various behavioural measures (e.g. reaction times, psychophysics, pen-and-paper cognitive testing) and structural and functional MRI. I also have experience with computational modelling of these data.

Research interests

My primary area of research involves applying behavioural testing, imaging methods such as fMRI and EEG, and computational modelling to improve our understanding of how brain ageing affects perceptual processing. I have also recently become interested in the topic of digital and information literacy. 

Teaching

I am the Module Leader for Level 4 (first year) Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, and contribute to the teaching of research methods and cognitive/biological psychology content on various other undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I am also the Level 6 Tutor for undergraduate psychology courses.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Noppeney, U., Jones, S. A., Rohe, T., & Ferrari, A. (2018). See what you hear – How the brain forms representations across the senses. Neuroforum 24(4).

  • Jones, S. A., Beierholm, U., Meijer, D., & Noppeney, U. (2019). Older adults sacrifice response speed to preserve multisensory integration performance. Neurobiology of aging, 84, 148-157.

  • Jones, S. A. & Noppeney, U. (Under review). Ageing and multisensory integration: A review of the evidence, and a computational perspective.

Conference Presentations

  • Jones, S. A., Beierholm, U . R., & Noppeney, U. (2018). Mechanisms of audiovisual integration in the young and healthy ageing brain. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum, Toronto, Canada

  • Jones, S. A. (2017). Multisensory causal inference in healthy older adults. Presentation at the meeting of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, Birmingham, UK

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020