Robert is a Lecturer and joined the University of Salford in 2009. Robert completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow and following this, he worked on a project funded by the High Q Foundation in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. Robert also holds an MSc from the University of Salford as well as an MPhil in Neuroscience from the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (BBSRC-funded).
Robert’s research initially focused on the interactions between the arousal system and the circadian system. This work focussed on the impact of circadian and photic influences on the neuropeptide orexin. More recently Robert’s research has focussed on the cognitive sciences – both cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Here his main interests are how emotion may influence aspects of cognition (e.g., visual attention) as well as how the prefrontal cortex is involved during emotional/cognitive processing.