Dr Samuel A. Jones

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Quantitative Psychological Research Methods and Statistics

About Me

I received both my BSc and MSc qualifications, in Psychology and Psychological Research respectively, from Bangor University in North Wales. During this time I was involved in sensory perception research, exploring stereoscopic depth perception (as in 3D films) and the way in which the brain integrates hand-held tools into its representation of the body. 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.

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.

My subject-specific knowledge is mostly within the areas of sensory perception, cognitive neuroscience, and brain ageing. 

Research Interests

My research applies behavioural testing, imaging methods such as fMRI and EEG, and computational modelling to improve our understanding of how the brain changes as we age. I am especially interested in the effects of normal, healthy ageing on perceptual processing.

Selected 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. R., & Noppeney, U. (2019). Older adults sacrifice response speed to preserve multisensory integration performance. (Under revision)


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

Current Teaching

As of September 2019 I am the Module Leader for Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology. I also contribute to the teaching of research methods and cognitive/biological psychology content on various other undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Contact

Dr Samuel A. Jones
Psychology Department
School of Life Sciences and Education
Science Centre
Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DF
t: +44 (0)1782 294678
e: samuel.jones@staffs.ac.uk