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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Ralph Pawling

Dr Ralph Pawling

Telephone: 0151 904 6318

Biography

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

Publications

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 >Link

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

Journal article

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 >Link

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

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

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 >Link

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 >Link

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

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 >Link

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 >Link

Engagement & Impact

External collaboration:

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

Research Grants Awarded:

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