Dr Constanze Hesse

Dr Constanze Hesse
Dipl.-Psych, Dr. rer. nat., FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Dr Constanze Hesse
Dr Constanze Hesse

Contact Details

Memberships and Affiliations

  • MSc Psychological Studies Programme Coordinator
  • Member of the Postgraduate Committee
  • Member of Research Committee
  • Member of Senate
  • Associate Editor: British Journal of Psychology (since 2017)
  • Peer-reviewer for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Research Overview

  • Neuroscience of perception and action
  • Reaching and Grasping
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Attention & Motor Control

Research Funding and Grants

  • 2018-2021 Leverhulme Trust: Research Grant: "Handle with Care: Material Properties in Vision and Action Control" (PI; in collaboration with Prof Julie Harris)
  • 2014-2016 Carnegie Trust: Larger Collaborative Grant: "Memory and motor performance: Studying human grasping movements" (PI; in collaboration with Dr Gavin Buckingham)
  • 2013-2015 RS Macdonald Charitable Trust: funded project: "Residual visual-processing in hemianopia: The role of conscious vision in obstacle avoidance."
  • 2009-2012 Postdoctoral research fellowship from the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG): "Paralysed perception: Is the ventral stream involved in visuomotor control of hand movements"

Teaching Responsibilities


  • Level 3: Perception
  • Level 4/5: Current Topics in Psychology
  • Level 4: Neuropsychology of Vision & Action

Small Group teaching:

  • Level 3: Perception Tutorials
  • Level 3: Research practicals
  • Level 4: Critical Reviews


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  • Visual illusions, delayed grasping, and memory: no shift from dorsal to ventral control

    Franz, V. H., Hesse, C., Kollath, S.

    Neuropsychologia, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 1518-1531

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fixation locations when grasping partly occluded objects

    de Grave, D. D. J., Hesse, C., Brouwer, A., Franz, V. H.

    Journal of Vision, vol. 8, no. 7, 5

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Planning movements well in advance

    Hesse, C., deGrave, D. D. J., Franz, V. H., Brenner, E., Smeets, J. B. J.

    Cognitive Neuropsychology, vol. 25, no. 7-8, pp. 985-995

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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