Alongside Deputy Director Kate Pickett, Alex provides strategic leadership for the Centre and he chairs the Centre’s Steering Group. He is responsible for ensuring that the commitments pledged in the University’s ISSF application are realised and that the Centre’s interests and ambitions are promoted internally and externally.

Alex is a Professor in the University’s Department of Psychology and is also Deputy Director of the York Neuroimaging Centre. His research interests are in the neuroscience of vision, neuro-imaging and visual cognition in health and disease. He also conducts research into the psychology of gaming and explores how a better understanding of avatar identities and behaviours can be harnessed to increase individual and social wellbeing.

View Alex's profile on the Psychology Department website