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Dr Gillian Porter

Dr Gillian Porter

Dr Gillian Porter
B.A.(N'cle), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Research Fellow

The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Research summary

My PhD research investigated the use of pupil dilation as a measure of processing load, particularly with visual input while avoiding confounds associated with the pupil’s visual reflexes.  I am also interested in studying eye movement patterns and psychophysical methods.  I use these techniques to investigate various aspects of how visual information is processed and how attentional resources are allocated.  My post-doctoral work focused on how such processes are compromised in healthy ageing and with the onset of dementia.

Recent and current grants

Sep 2007 (joint application with Dr Andrea Tales): equipment grant from the BRACE Charity ...

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Biography

After graduating in Psychology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I spent several years working in market research with Research International in London.  I completed a PhD at the University of Bristol in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Tom Troscianko and then worked as a post-doctoral researcher, mainly with Dr Andrea Tales.

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Recent publications

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