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Professor Simon P Liversedge BSc, PhD

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Deputy Head (Research)

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Professor Simon P Liversedge is Co-Director of the Centre for Vision and Cognition at the University of Southampton.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Glasgow.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham.

Lecturer, University of Durham.

Senior Lecturer, University of Durham.

Reader, University of Durham.

In the Summer of 2006, I joined Psychology at the University of Southampton as Professor of Experimental Psychology.

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Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of cognitive psychology, and in particular eye movements, reading and visual cognition. Throughout my research career I have used eye movement recording techniques to investigate a variety of aspects of human visual and linguistic processing. The measurement of eye movements during human visual processing provides an excellent on-line behavioural measure from which inferences concerning current cognitive processing can be made. In particular, this methodology has proved an invaluable tool for examining the psychological processes underlying reading.

I have held grants from the Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, BBSRC and the MRC to investigate a number of aspects of human visual cognition. I also undertake consultancy work.

Current areas of research include: linguistic and visual influences on saccadic guidance during reading; binocular coordination during reading; oculomotor control in children, dyslexic readers and other patient populations. Memory and scene perception.

I am always keen to be contacted by students who may be interested in conducting research for a Ph.D. in the areas described above. If you might be interested in becoming a Ph.D. student under my supervision, please email me.

Work in progress

I publish my work in the highest profile mainstream international psychology journals and I have a number of papers currently under submission for publication.

Professional Appointments

Associate Editor for Visual Cognition (December 2011 – present)

Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Reading - (January 2008 - present)

Associate Editor, Journal of Eye Movement Research - (January 2009-present)

Consulting Editor, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review - (January 2006 - present)

Editorial Board, Linguistic Compass - (October 2007 – present)

Associate Editor, European Journal of Cognitive Psychology -(January 2003 - December 2005)

Committee Member, Experimental Psychology Society - (February 2003 - 2006)

Grindley Grant Officer, Experimental Psychology Society - (January 2005 - 2006)

Associate of Behavioural and Brain Sciences

I regularly examine doctoral students (both as Internal and External Examiner). To date I have examined over 20 students in the UK, Belgium, Finland and Australia.

Research Funding (Income Generation)

2011 (£540K). Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Ref: ES/I032398/1) Teaching the visual system to segment and interpret images of overlapping transparent objects. Co-applicant with Professor Nick Donnelly, Dr Tamaryn Menneer and Dr Nick Holliman.

2011 (£246K), Leverhulme Trust, (Grant No F/00 180/AN). Phonological processing during silent reading in children with PCHI. Principal applicant with Prof. Colin Kennedy

2011 (£18K). Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Human interactions with maritime engineering artefacts. Principal Applicant with Dr Dominic Taunton and Dr Hayward Goodwin.

2011-2012 (£12K) China Scholarship Council Award to bring to bring Ms Feifei Liang (Ph.D. student) from Tianjin Normal University to work in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton for twelve months.

2010 (£100K), Economic and Social Research Council (RES-000-22-4128). Time course of attentional bias for pain related cues in individuals with chronic daily headache: an eye tracking study. Co-applicant with Dr Christina Liossi.

2010 (£70k), Applied Research Grant for DSTL/CTC with Prof. Nick Donnelly and Dr. Hayward Godwin. (Security sensitive).

2010 (£10k), Applied Research Grant for DSTL/CTC with Prof. Nick Donnelly. (Security sensitive).

2010 (£70k), Applied Research Grant for DSTL/CTC with Prof. Nick Donnelly and Dr. Hayward Godwin. (Security sensitive).

2010-2011 (£12K) China Scholarship Council Award to bring to bring Ms Jing Tian (Ph.D. student) from Tianjin Normal University to work in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton for twelve months.

2009 (£38K), Eye movements in single and dual view X-ray scenes. DfT/QinetiQ with Prof. Nick Donnelly.

2009-2010 (£12K) China Scholarship Council Award to bring Ms Chuanli Zang (Ph.D. student) from Tianjin Normal University to work in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton for twelve months.

2008 (£100K), Economic and Social Research Council (Grant No RES-000-22-3398). Visual encoding and age related deficits in object location memory: Evidence from eye movements.

2007 (30K), Omniread. Exploring effects of background colour on reading behaviour.

2007 (£112K), Medical Research Council, (GO601757). Binocular coordination to 2D and 3D stimuli. Principal applicant with Dr Nick Holliman to fund a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for one year.

2006 (10K) Royal Society International Award to bring Professor Guoli Yan from Tianjin Normal University to work in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton for four months.

2005 (£57K), Leverhulme Trust, (Grant No F/00128/AG). The binocular coordination of eye movements during reading. Principal applicant with Professor Susan Gathercole and Professor John Findlay (co-applicants), to fund a Ph.D. studentship for three years.

2005 (£40K), Economic and Social Research Council, (Grant No RES-000-22-0888), Exploring change detection. Co-applicant with Dr Geoff Cole (principal applicant), Professor Charles Heywood and Dr Robert Kentridge

2004 (£52K), Leverhulme Trust, (Grant No F/00128/AB), Investigating the development of working memory and children’s reading. Principal applicant with Professor Susan Gathercole (co-applicant), to fund a Ph.D. studentship for three years.

2003-2006, (£177K), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Grant No 12/S19168), “Investigating Eye Movement Control During Reading”. Principal applicant with Professor John Findlay and Professor Keith Rayner (overseas consultant).

2002, (£60K), Joint application with Professor John M. Findlay for a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to host for one year Professor Keith Rayner, Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachusetts.

1998, (£43K), Economic and Social Research Council (Grant No R000 22 2647) “Investigating Thematic Role Assignment during Language Comprehension”. Principal applicant with Dr Martin J. Pickering and Dr Holly Branigan (co-applicants).

Research group

Centre for Vision and Cognition (CVC)

Research project(s)

Eye movements during reading

Psychological processes active during the processing of written linguistic material

Eye movements in special populations

Visual search for multiple targets

Detecting threats in real-world environments

Fit for duty

How can the impact of hearing impairment on the capabilities of military personnel be assessed?

 

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Vision and Cognition

I am the Editor of Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

 

 

Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements
Edited by Simon Liversedge, Iain Gilchrist and Stefan Everling

Articles

Book

Book Chapters

    Cutter, M., Drieghe, D., & Liversedge, S. (2015). How is information integrated across fixations in reading? In A. Pollatsek, & R. Treiman (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Reading. (pp. 245-260). (Oxford Library of Psychology). Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    Zang, C., Liversedge, S. P., Bai, X., & Yan, G. (2011). Eye movements during Chinese reading. In S. P. Liversedge, I. Gilchrist, & S. Everling (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. (pp. 961-978). Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    Liversedge, S. P., & Rayner, K. (2011). Linguistic and cognitive influences on eye movements during reading. In S. P. Liversedge, I. Gilchrist, & S. Everling (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. (pp. 751-766). Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
    Liversedge, S. P. (2011). Preface. In S. P. Liversedge, I. D. Gilchrist, & S. Everling (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. Oxford, GB: Oxford.
    Shen, D., Bai, X., Yan, G., & Liversedge, S. (2009). The perceptual span in Chinese reading. In K. Rayner, D. Shen, X. Bai, & G. Yan (Eds.), Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements. (pp. 255-276). Abingdon, GB: Psychology Press.
    Holliman, N., Froner, B., & Liversedge, S. P. (2007). An application driven comparison of depth perception on desktop 3D displays. In A. J. Woods, N. A. Dodgson, J. O. Merritt, M. T. Bolas, & I. E. McDowell (Eds.), Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV. (pp. 64900H). (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 6490). International Society for Optical Engineering. DOI: 10.1117/12.706275

Conferences

 

PSYC1055 Classic Studies in Psychology

PSYC3044 Eye Movements and Visual Cognition (Module Lead)

 

 

 

Professor Simon P Liversedge
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Telephone:(023) 8059 9399
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