Staff Profile of Amy Hayes

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Amy Hayes
Lecturer, Acting Director of Postgraduate Research
(01248) 38 3964
George Building, Normal Site

Video biography

View Amy Hayes' video biography here.


PhD Psychology, University of Oregon, USA
BSc Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Teaching Modules

  • BSc: Psychomotor Behaviour; Research Skills; Perception & Action; Disability, Sport, and Rehabilitation
  • MSc: Director of MSc Programmes; Module coordinator for Independent Study and Dissertation

Research areas

  • Interactions between perception, action and emotion; especially how motor actions influence emotion
  • The role of attention in the perception of dynamic scenes;
  • Cognitive and motor performance in Parkinson's disease patients.

Selected publications

Please visit the publications page of Dr Amy Hayes to view recent publications.

Research Grant Award       

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Tipper, S. P. & Hayes, A. E. “Visuomotor states of an observer influence person perception: The critical role of emotion.” 2013 –2016.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Tipper, S. P. & Hayes, A. E. "Visuomotor Experience: Action, Mirror Systems and Emotion." 2004 –2007.

Other Interests

Hiking; art, particularly drawing, painting, and kinetic art.