Dr Ralph Pawling

School of Psychology

Dr Ralph Pawling completed his PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Bangor University, before joining the Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience group at LJMU as a Research Associate. He is currently part of the group investigating the role of 5-HT in psychological responses to affective touch, in a Leverhulme Trust funded project. In 2015 he starts work on a project funded by the BIAL Foundation, investigating the protective effects of affective touch. Dr Pawling specialises in psychophysiological and behavioural neuroscience, and has background researching embodied cognition and emotion processing.

Degrees

2013, Bangor University, United Kingdom, PhD Cognitive Neuropsychology
2008, Bangor University, United Kingdom, MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Applied Psychology

Academic appointments

Post Doctoral Research Associate, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present

Highlighted publications

Pawling R, Trotter PD, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. A positive touch: C-tactile afferent targeted skin stimulation carries an appetitive motivational value Biological Psychology, 129 :186-194 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pawling R, Cannon PR, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. C-tactile afferent stimulating touch carries a positive affective value PLoS ONE, 3 DOI Author Url Public Url

Journal article

Ogden R, Turner F, Pawling R. 2021. Exploring the role of overt attention allocation during time estimation: an eye-movement study Timing and Time Perception, Public Url

Ogden R, Turner F, Pawling R. 2021. An absence of a relationship between overt attention and emotional distortions to time: an eye-movement study Timing and Time Perception, DOI Public Url

Baker C, Pawling R, Fairclough S. 2020. Assessment of threat and negativity bias in virtual reality Scientific Reports, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pawling R, Trotter PD, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. A positive touch: C-tactile afferent targeted skin stimulation carries an appetitive motivational value Biological Psychology, 129 :186-194 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pawling R, Cannon PR, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. C-tactile afferent stimulating touch carries a positive affective value PLoS ONE, 3 DOI Author Url Public Url

Pawling R, Kirkham AJ, Hayes AE, Tipper SP. 2017. Incidental retrieval of prior emotion mimicry Experimental Brain Research, :1-12 DOI Author Url Public Url

Pawling R, Kirkham AJ, Tipper SP, Over H. 2017. Memory for incidentally perceived social cues: Effects on person judgment British Journal of Psychology, 108 :169-190 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Manssuer LR, Pawling R, Hayes AE, Tipper SP. 2016. The role of emotion in learning trustworthiness from eye-gaze: Evidence from facial electromyography COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 7 :82-102 DOI Author Url

Kirkham AJ, Hayes AE, Pawling R, Tipper SP. 2015. Facial Mimicry and Emotion Consistency: Influences of Memory and Context PLOS ONE, 10 DOI Author Url

Saville CWN, Pawling R, Trullinger M, Daley D, Intriligator J, Klein C. 2011. On the stability of instability: Optimising the reliability of intra-subject variability of reaction times PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 51 :148-153 DOI Author Url

Adams A-M, Simmons F, Willis C, Pawling R. 2010. Undergraduate students' ability to revise text effectively: relationships with topic knowledge and working memory JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN READING, 33 :54-76 DOI Author Url

Poster

Pawling R, Wolohan F, Tipper S. 2019. Pupil Size Changes Influence Lasting Person Perceptions Experimental Psychology Society Public Url

Research Grants Awarded:

Edge Hill University RIF Grant, The influence of probiotics on cognition: A psychophysiological investigation of the vagally mediated gut brain axis., Dr Felicity Wolohan, Edge Hill University, Grant value (£): £14, 861.45, Duration of research project: 0 years / 11 months. 2019

Experimental Psychology Society, Modulation of facial mimicry by facial trustworthiness, Grant value (£): £3500, Duration of research project: 1 year / 0 months. 2019

BIAL, Affiliative Touch & Emotion Regulation, Prof. Francis McGlone, Dr Susannah Walker, Liverpool John Moores University; Dr Peter Cannon, Massey University, Grant value (£): 50,000 Euro, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2014

External collaboration:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=848040, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr Peter Cannon. 2013

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