The central objective of this programme is to equip you with an array of methodological skills to function as an effective PhD student or as a professional researcher in psychology, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, clinical, and clinical neuroscience research . You will acquire the skills necessary to generate good research questions, establish plausible theoretical answers, and carry out high-quality empirical research in order to test your hypotheses. At the end of your training you will have completed a research project that makes a contribution to the discipline and you will have the necessary skills and confidence to be able to operate independently in the future.
Professor Tim Ritchings
Tim is interested in the development and evaluation of novel Intelligent Systems that involve the digital signals and images, using Pattern Recognition and AI techniques to help in their interpretation and understanding of the data. His focus has been on effective and reliable systems that address significant real-world issues in both medicine and industry. In addition to traditional signal and image analysis techniques, he has expertise with using Knowledge/Rule based systems, fuzzy reasoning, Artificial Neural Networks, and Genetic Programming in the context of signals and images techniques. He also has expertise in visualisation techniques to support the signal and image analysis, and development of Augmented Reality applications using hand-held devices.