Professor Adrian Burgess

Adrian Burgess
Postal address:
United Kingdom

View graph of relations

Research interests

Hans Berger is often quoted as saying that he hoped EEG would become a ‘window on the mind’. We’re still waiting for that dream to come true but my main research interest is in trying to make it happen. A recent account of my research interests is available on You Tube From rhythms in the brain to the music of the mind
Specialist Subjects:

  • Changes in the EEG coincident with spontaneous (i.e. emergent) changes in perceptual state
  • Functional Connectivity, particularly the development and adaptation of measures sensitive to non-linear connectivity
  • Neural Correlates of Consciousness, especially Tononi & Edelman’s Dynamic Core Hypothesis
  • Application of the above ideas to clinical conditions that affect conscious states such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
  • The effects of mobile telephones on the brain

Teaching Activity

  • Module Organiser of Approaches to Psychology (PY1134)

  • Introduction to Psychology (PY1129)

  • Abnormal Psychology (PY1133)

  • Individual Differences and Psychometrics (PY2231)

  • Personality & Intelligence (PY3354)

  • Psychosis (PY3129)

  • Quantitative Methods and Advanced Statistics (M702)


  • BA(Hons) in Experimental Psychology, St Catherine's College, Oxford, President of the Junior Common Room

  • MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey

  • PhD in Psychology, London University

  • Basic Grade Clinical Psychologist, Adult and Neuropsychology Services, Charing Cross Hospital (1987-1989) 

  • Research Officer, Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (1989-1991) 

  • Lecturer in Psychology as Applied to Medicine, Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School Honorary 

  • Senior Clinical Psychologist, Riverside Mental Health Trust (1991-1998) 

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology as Applied to Medicine, Imperial College London (1998-2005)

  • Professor of Psychology, Swansea University (2005-2008) and Head of Department of Psychology & Deputy Head of School of Human Sciences (2007-2008)

  • Head of Psychology Aston University (2008-2012) 

  • Professor Psychology, Aston University (2008-present)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (Formerly British Psychophysiological Society) -1995 to present

    • President (2002-2007)

    • Treasurer and Membership Secretary (1995-2002)

  • British Psychological Society

    • Associate Fellow

    • Chartered Clinical Psychologist Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology

    • Practitioner Member of the Division of Neuropsychology

    • Member of the Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Special Interest Group

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Make PhD enquiry

Make PhD enquiry

Clinical and Systems Neuroscience

Organisational unit: School

Top downloads

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research

Copy the text from this field...