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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Durham University

Paddy Ross is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Durham University (2016-present). He completed his MA in Psychology (2010), MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science (2011) and PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience (2011-2015) at the University of Glasgow in the UK.

Primarily his research explores emotion recognition from the body, hands and voice using behavioural experiments, fMRI and point-light displays.

His current projects involve the ability to recognise emotions from the hands, investigating the brain areas involved when children and adults recognise emotions from the human body, and exploring the phenomenon of auditory emotional dominance in children.

He is also a co-PI of the Wearable Ideology (WEID) project, an international network looking at gendered language ideology expressed through clothing.


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    Dr, Durham University