Rachel Hagan

School of Psychology

I am a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). There here has been a wealth of research on the integration of the chemical senses (taste and smell), which has largely focussed on the peripheral and central mechanisms, increasing our understanding of how these stimuli and perceived and processed. My research focuses on understanding the psychological aspects of chemosensory perception and how chemosensory mechanisms influence perceptual experiences and behaviours.

In addition, I work in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies as a Research and Statistics support tutor for undergraduate students.


2018, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Journal article

Haggarty CJ, Moore DJ, Trotter PD, Hagan R, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2021. Vicarious ratings of social touch the effect of age and autistic traits. Scientific Reports, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url