University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Psychology

Research groups



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Research investigates how humans and great apes allocate vision during the performance of natural actions and complex visuomotor tasks. Research methods involve using portable eye-tracking devices and video cameras explore aspects of gaze in complex environments.


Dr. Miflah Hussain

Dr. Neil Mennie

Research aims to study animal behaviour with the goal of enhancing conservation prospects of wild elephants in Malaysia. Research topics include exploiting evolutionary aspects of elephant behaviour to mitigate human-elephant conflict and using psychological strategies to modulate motorist speed and attention on highways passing through elephant-inhabited landscapes.


Dr. Vivek Thuppil

Research focusses on behaviour, cognition, and individual and intercultural differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The studies focus on possible  intercultural differences in ASD characteristics (in individuals with and without ASD), attitudes towards ASD, and the relation between task and questionnaire data.


Dr. Marieke de Vries




Research aims to develop an understanding of the way people in Malaysia are affected and respond to psychological, emotional and behavioural problems. The research adapts psychological interventions and services that are known to be effective in other countries to the Malaysian context and test their effectiveness. 


Dr. Daniel Seal

We use multiple techniques (behavioural measures, eye-tracking, and ERPs) to conduct basic and applied research into human cognition and language, focusing on areas, such as bilingualism and multilingualism, language acquisition, recognition memory, word recognition, and speech perception.


Dr. Christine Leong Xiang Ru

Dr. Jess Price

Our research involves using evolutionary theory to shed light on the human mind and behaviour. We are particularly interested in the kinds of relationships people have with family vs. non-relatives, and whether this varies across cultures. In addition, we are interested in human sex differences.


Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams




Research aims to dissect the biological and cultural factors influencing the development of autobiographical memory across the lifespan. Another research aim is to examine the role of the psychological distance of positive and negative events in the development and maintenance of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Dr. Steve Janssen

Our research investigates all aspects of how the human visual system provides us with information about the external world, with a particular focus on face recognition. In our research, we combine information from different sources, such as eye-tracking, EEG-ERP and classical behavioral and psychophysical paradigms.


Dr. Alejandro Estudillo

Dr. David Keeble

Research investigates all aspects of how the human visual system provides us with information about the external world. There is a particular emphasis on eye-tracking, visual attention and psychophysics.


Dr. Steve Janssen



School of Psychology

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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