Amie has a B.Sc. in Psychology and an M.Sc. in Psychological Research Methods and Advanced Statistics from the University of Liverpool. Within psychology she is specifically interested in neuropsychology, human cognition and visual perception and is keen to contribute, through her research, to the understanding of the human brain. The work on her masters project involved researching how the human visual system responds to symmetry, where she applied EEG research techniques.
Amie is now continuing her academic career at the University of Hull to pursue a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Stewart Martin. Her Ph.D. project will see her continue to research visual perception and will involve using measures of brain activity to investigate how experiences in virtual reality affect cognitive load and learning. She is excited to be a member of the research cluster and be part of the research within the group, investigating the fascinating world of virtual reality and how the brain responds within immersive environments.
Aside from academic interests, Amie enjoys walking (she grew up in the lake district), travelling and live music.