Dr Helen Knight

Dr Helen Knight
Dr Helen Knight
Dr Helen Knight

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

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Office Address
G34 William Guild Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
110 St. Machar Drive
AB24 2UB

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School of Psychology

Research Overview

My main area of research lies in the study of cognitive biases in motivational behaviour with a focus on addiction, eating and sexual behaviour. Specifically, I examine the role of attention, biases of visual attention, and approach/avoidance biases in motivational behaviours such as alcohol consumption, other addictive behaviours (such as problem gambling), eating behaviours (such as voluntary diet choice and food craving in healthy aging), and sexual behaviours (such as partner choice and asexuality). I also examine cognitive models of attention and how cognitive control mechanisms are used to minimise distractions caused by cognitive biases. Finally, I am involved in research examining monotropic attention in autistic adults, with an emphasis on integrating cognitive models of attention within autism research.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Psychology.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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