Staff Profile: Dr. Kim Schenke
I am 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.
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
I teach the following at both undergraduate and postgraduate level:
Research methods and statistics
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.