Dr Ed Symes

Dr Ed Symes

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)




BSc (HONS) Psychology, MSc Intelligent Systems, PhD Experimental Psychology

Teaching interests

Main Teaching: Cognitive Psychology; Research Methods and Statistics; Neuropsychology of Vision

Main Responsibilities: Placements Co-ordinator; Workplace Learning (PSY 250)

Grants & contracts

2006-2009     “Motor-visual priming in change-blindness”: Symes (PI), Ellis and Tucker. ESRC £151,595.

2004-2005     “Affordances, attention and change-blindness": Symes (PI), Ellis and Tucker. ESRC £48,496.

2003-2004     “Investigating links between perception and Action”: Symes (PI), Harris. ESRC £27,423.           

Research groups

  • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
  • Brain

Other academic activities

Journal reviewer (Acta Psychologica; Visual Cognition; Cognition; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; European Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance).

Grant reviewer (ESRC; The Wellcome Trust; ESRC Peer Review College Member)  

Misc: Associate Editor of BPS journal: “The Psychologist” from 2002-2006.
ESRC Postdoctoral Training Award (2003).