Job Title and Responsibilities
Lecturer in Quantitative Psychological Research Methods and Statistics
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.
PhD Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2019
MSc Psychological Research (Distinction), Bangor University, 2014
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class), Bangor University, 2013
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
ContactDr Samuel A. Jones
School of Life Sciences and Education
t: +44 (0)1782 294678