Dr Emma Gowen


I qualified as an Orthoptist from The University of Liverpool in 1998, following which I worked at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and undertook an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at The University of Manchester. I completed my PhD with Professor Richard Abadi in 2003 at University Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST - before merger into The University of Manchester). Shortly afterwards, I joined Professor Chris Miall at the department of psychology, Birmingham University. In September 2006, I took up a Lectureship at The University of Manchester was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014.  Together with Dr Ellen Poliakoff, I direct the Body Eye and Movement (BEAM) lab, researching sensory perception, imitation and autism and am Chair for autism@manchester.

Memberships & affiliations

NorthWest Perception Action Network

Applied Vision Association (AVA)

British Neuroscience Association (BNA)

Experimental Psychological Society (EPS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Senior Lecturer

Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Carys Bannister Building

Dover Street


M13 9PT

0161 306 4548

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