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Elisa Raffaella Ferrè

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London

I am an experimental psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist.

My research investigates the interaction of signals from different sensory modalities, primarily between vestibular, visual and somatosensory inputs. Using a range of techniques from neuroscience, neurophysiology and experimental psychology, I have demonstrated that vestibular–multisensory interactions are crucial in several cognitive and perceptual processes, including gravity processing. I am currently focusing on how the human brain represents terrestrial gravity and uses it to guide behaviour.

My work is supported by project grants from the UK British Academy, UK Royal Society, UK Meniere's Society, Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, European Low Gravity Research Association and European Space Agency.

I am committee member of the UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences Association (UK SpaceLABS) and the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA).


  • 2015–present
    Dr, Royal Holloway University of London