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

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.



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.