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Contact Details

  • Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 4304
  • Email: d.j.shaw@aston.ac.uk

Research Interests

As a social cognitive neuroscientist, I use various neuroimaging techniques to investigate the brain systems that support social cognition (e.g., perspective taking, empathy). Currently, I am developing interactive experimental paradigms that can be used to measure brain function from two individuals simultaneously whilst they engage in social interaction with one another ("hyperscanning"). This allows me to explore the brain systems associated with social cognitive process while they unfold during real interpersonal behaviour.


  • 2017-present   Lecturer (permanent); Department of Psychology, Aston University.
  • 2016-2017       Lecturer (fixed term); Department of Psychology, Lancaster University.
  • 2014-2015       Postdoctoral Researcher; Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London.
  • 2012-present   Postdoctoral Researcher; Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University.


  • 2016-2017       Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (Lancaster University)
  • 2007-2011       Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Nottingham)
  • 2006-2007       M.Sc. Psychological Research Methods (University of Nottingham)
  • 2003-2006       B.Sc. Psychology (University of Nottingham)

Funding Applications and Awards

  • 2023-2024       BBSRC New Investigator; £285k (Principal Investigator)
  • 2021-2022       Reach Development Fund, Aston University; £4.3k (Principal Investigator)
  • 2020-2021       Joint Research Group Fund, Aston University; £2k (Principal Investigator)
  • 2019-2020        Joint Research Group Fund, Aston University; 4.7k (Principal Investigator)
  • 2018-2020       Grant Agency of Czech Republic; €203.5k (Principal Investigator)
  • 2017-2018       Czech BioImaging; 10.8k (Co-investigator).
  • 2016-2018       Grant Agency of Czech Republic; €166.7k (Co-Investigator)
  • 2015-2017       Grant Agency of Czech Republic, €158.3k (Co-Investigator)

PhD Supervision

  • 2023-present   Evelyn Murray (Aston University; Ass. Supervisor)
  • 2019-2022       Rachel Green (Aston University; Principal Supervisor)
  • 2018-2021       Nicola Ngomba (Aston University; Principal Supervisor)
  • 2016-2020       Foyzul Rahman (Aston University; Ass. Supervisor)
  • 2015-2020       Beáta Špiláková (Masaryk University; Principal Supervisor)
  • 2016-2021       Miguel Salazar (Masaryk University; Principal Supervisor)

Professional/editorial offices

  • 2020-present   Review Editor, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Advance HE
  • Member of Aston University's Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment
  • Ordinary Member of Experiment Psychology Society
  • Member of Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Member of Organisation for Human Brain Mapping


  • 2023       Open Research Award (Aston University)

External Connections and Partnerships


  • 2023-present       Cognition (Scientific Advisor)


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