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    • United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

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    19972020

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    Personal profile

    General

    I pursue an understanding of non-verbal behavior specifically the way the face is perceived and have studied the skills, traits, and motives associated with qualities such as social dominance, power and leadership. Iam also interested in learning more about the mechanisms of social behavior in naturalistic settings and this has led me to study organizational behavior as well as effective student learning behavior. I joined my current institution in 2004, after holding a visiting fellowship in Behavioural Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, USA. I have over 100 publications (2019 H Index =44) and have secured approx £2.4m in research income to date. I served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Neuroscience, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, Frontiers in Educational Psychology as well as The Leadership Quarterly and was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 2015. I am also a Visiting Professor to the University of Gibraltar.

    Current Research Projects

    1.     Examining the role that facial displays have in the communication of power and leadership especially in national politics e.g., US Presidential Debates, Brexit etc

    PhD Supervision

    I am active in three main research areas and currently offer PhD opportunities in each:

    Higher Education: For over ten years I have studied the various ways and means by which students engage with their studies. University life is changing and so are the students. How can we keep the modern day (and very busy) undergraduate student engaged with their studies in such a competitive and heavily marketized HE sector?

    Non-Verbal Displays: I pursue an understanding of non-verbal behaviour specifically the way the face is perceived and have studied the skills, traits, and motives associated with qualities such as social dominance, power and leadership. I am currently exploring the facial displays that occur in political debates such as the US Presidential Election and current impeachment trial, UK GE 2019 and Brexit.

    Management: As a behavioural scientist I am constantly addressing questions that impact the workplace. In the past I have worked with industry to address specific questions around management processes, effective leadership, work culture and even the psychology of family run businesses.

    Research Interests

    Room: SW(509b) 
    Tel: 0121 204 4068 (direct)

    For all appointments: https://wass.aston.ac.uk/

    For all requests for reference letters: http://www.aston.ac.uk/map

    External positions

    Visiting Professor

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    Research Output

    Fluctuating asymmetry in patients with schizophrenia is related to hallucinations and thought disorganisation

    Stephan-Otto, C., Lombardini, F., Núñez, C., Senior, C., Ochoa, S., Usall, J. & Brébion, G., 1 Mar 2020, In : Psychiatry Research. 285, 112816.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Honeymoon or hangover? How election outcomes produce emotional shifts to winning candidate smiles

    Stewart, P. A., Senior, C. & Bucy, E. P., 1 Jan 2020, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 152, 109599.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Effect of Trait and State Disgust on Fear of God and Sin

    Stewart, P. A., Adams, T. G. & Senior, C., 29 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 51.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • A role for endogenous brain states in organizational research: moving toward a dynamic view of cognitive processes

    Braeutigam, S., Lee, N. & Senior, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Organizational Research Methods. 22, 1, p. 332-353 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Depression, auditory-verbal hallucinations, and delusions in patients with schizophrenia: Different patterns of association with prefrontal gray and white matter volume

    Siddi, S., Nuñez, C., Senior, C., Preti, A., Cuevas-esteban, J., Ochoa, S., Brébion, G. & Stephan-otto, C., 30 Jan 2019, In : Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging. 283, p. 55-63 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Thesis

    A multimodal investigation of dynamic face perception using functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography

    Author: Foley, E., 2012

    Supervisor: Rippon, G. M. (Supervisor) & Senior, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Activities

    • 14 Publication peer-review
    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of network

    Leadership Quarterly (Journal)

    Carl Senior (Peer reviewer)
    Apr 2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Frontiers in Cognitive Science (Journal)

    Carl Senior (Editor)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Instituto de Salud Carlos III (External organisation)

    Carl Senior (Member)
    2010 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    Cognitive Neuroscience (Journal)

    Carl Senior (Editor)
    2009 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Schizophrenia Research (Journal)

    Carl Senior (Peer reviewer)
    1999 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    Public engagement is key to survival

    Carl Senior

    1/10/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Did Churchill’s face make him a great leader?

    Carl Senior

    19/10/11

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Ugly people make the best bosses!

    Carl Senior

    19/10/11

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    The best leaders aren’t pretty!

    Carl Senior

    19/10/11

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Why good leaders have crooked features

    Carl Senior

    8/10/11

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research