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Mr Matthew Lomas

Mr Matthew Lomas

PhD Student

 Washington Singer 206


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


Matthew is a Biosciences PhD student, currently studying the cognitive basis of teaching, how people with autism may teach, and what this may tell us about the complexity of human culture.

In the past Matthew has worked on projects with the University of Exeter Medical School. Originally he joined the Medical School in December 2016, working on the TIME project (‘The impairment of memory in Epilepsy’). In this role he worked primarily on an investigation of memory difficulties experienced by people with Transient Epileptic Amnesia (TEA), as well as supporting the work of the project in a number of other studies.

Following this Matthew worked on a study of clinical communications, with Professor Rose McCabe. Having joined in June 2018, his main responsibility in this role was to support a study of professional-patient communication in cases of self-harm and attempted suicide.

Matthew is a graduate of BSc Psychology at Bangor University, as well as MRes Psychology from the University of Bath. During this time, he worked on research projects looking at a range of phenomena, such as working memory, global and local processing mechanisms and autism spectrum disorder. These experiences have fuelled a keen interest in cognition and neuropsychology, and a passion for working in academia.


  • BSc Psychology, Bangor University
  • MRes Psychology, University of Bath

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