Dr Constanze Hesse

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

Senior Lecturer

Dr Constanze Hesse
Dr Constanze Hesse

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen School of Psychology William Guild Building Room T11 Kings College Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX
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Research Interests

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

Research 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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External Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor: British Journal of Psychology (since 2017)
  • Peer-reviewer for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Admin Responsibilities

  • MSc Psychological Studies Programme Coordinator
  • Member of the Postgraduate Committee
  • Member of Research Committee
  • Member of Senate