Robert Bendall

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L827

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Current positions

Lecturer in Psychology


Since 2015 I have been a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow. Following this I worked in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge on a project funded by the High Q Foundation. I then completed an MPhil in Neuroscience from the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (BBSRC funded).

Areas of research

Affective Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Visual Attention, Emotion Regulation, Cognition


I am Module Leader for Science of Psychology and contribute to the Cognitive and Biological modules on the undergraduate Psychology programmes.

Research Interests

My research initially focused on the interactions between the arousal system and the circadian system. This work investigated the impact of circadian and photic influences on the neuropeptide orexin. More recently I have focused on the cognitive sciences – both cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Here interests include how emotion may influence aspects of cognition (e.g., visual attention) as well as how the prefrontal cortex is recruited during emotional/cognitive processing.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MA SocSci (Hons) Psychology, University of Glasgow
  • MPhil Neuroscience, University of Manchester


  • The Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy
  • British Neuropsychological Society
  • British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academcy
  • British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol, AFBPsS)