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Dr Rosie Clark

Dr Rosie Clark

Dr Rosie Clark

Research Associate

Office 1.10
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 42 83112

Research summary

I am currently working with Dr Cathy Williams and Professor Iain Gilchrist on a project investigating the efficacy of a novel app they designed and built with developer Kieren Pitts and artist Alex Lucas as a therapeutic tool to improve oculomotor control in children. Often children who have additional developmental or learning needs also have impaired control of their eye movements. This can impact on almost every aspect of life including learning to read, crossing a road and interacting with friends. This project involves research with children who have Special Educational Needs to see if 6 weeks of training using ...

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Biography

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 with a BSc (with First Class Honours) in Biology. In my final year I worked with Professor Nigel Franks for my undergraduate project, looking at the egress behaviour of different densities of Temnothorax albipennis (rock ant) colonies when presented with an emergency situation in the nest. This research led me to become very interested in the similarities between movement in humans in crowded and/or stressed conditions and the collective movement of social insect colonies. Additionally, the decision-making behaviours of these colonies show fascinating similarities to populations of neurons in the ...

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