Staff Profiles: Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Staff Profile: Dr. Kim Schenke
Psychology Lecturer

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

Kim is a social neuroscientist who researches the processes involved in social interactions. This ranges from investigating how we make action predictions about others, to the experiences of social anxiety, to imitation behaviours.


?I joined the University of Gloucestershire in September 2016, having previously worked as a Teaching and Research Associate at Plymouth University where I completed my PhD. My research focus is within social (cognitive) neuroscience, and I am interested in using technology to improve research methods and practices. 


Award Title Institution Date
BSc Psycholoy Sheffield Hallam University 2008
MSc Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Sheffield Hallam University 2009
PhD Psychology/Social Neuroscience Plymouth University 2017


?Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Teaching and research


?I teach the following at both undergraduate and postgraduate level:

Research methods and statistics

Social psychology/neuroscience

Cognitive psychology/neuroscience


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My PhD investigated the (implicit) creation and use of person-models of observed actors based on their behavioural tendencies, and the reactivation of these models when the actors are re-encountered. I am also interested in a variety of other research topics including action perception more generally, cognitive rehabilitation of brain injury, imitation, social anxiety and ostracism.

I am very interested in using technology to improve research methods and practices.