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Dr Ellen Poliakoff - personal details

Contact details

Dr Ellen Poliakoff

Role: Senior Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7333

Fax: +44 (0)161 275-2588




I completed my BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Manchester in June 1998. I carried out my PhD (‘Tactile Spatial Attention and Parkinson’s Disease’) at the University of Manchester , which I completed in 2002. I then worked for 18 months as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Professor Graham Barnes at UMIST, before taking up a lectureship at the School of Psychological Sciences in September 2003. I became a senior lecturer in 2010.

Social Responsibility

I am Chair of the Outreach Group for Psychological Sciences. I have co-organised many events involving hands-on activities about the brain and senses for the public at different venues, from the Manchester Museum to the Arndale.


  • PSYC11312 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC21011 Perception and Action (module leader)
  • PSYC31132 Cases in Clinical Neuropsychology (module leader)
  • PSYC60301 Using Advanced Statistics Course (MRes)
  • PSYC60152 Cognitive Psychology for Clincial Neurosciences (MSc)
  • First year tutor for BSc(hons) Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology students