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Miellet, Sebastien R. Dr.

Lecturer

  • Senior-Lecturer - Bournemouth University, UK 2015 - 2017
  • Lecturer - University of Fribourg, Switzerland 2011 - 2015
  • Research Associate - University of Glasgow, UK 2005 - 2011

Overview


Prior to coming to UoW in 2017, I was Senior-Lecturer at Bournemouth University and Head of the CCNRC (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre) from 2015 to 2017. Before that, I was Lecturer at the iBMlab (Eye and Brain Mapping lab), University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2011-2015) and held post-doc positions at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) and Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, UK (2005-2011). I received my Ph.D. in Psychology in 2004 from the University of Lille (France) at URECA (Cognition and Action Research Unit).

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research focuses on active vision. Characterizing oculomotor strategies and the factors modulating them is a crucial step to specify the information available to the brain and, in turn, what type of representations or processing can occur and how decisions and actions are made. Currently I am interested in how development, in children and elders, modulates the visual sampling strategies depending on experience with the task and executive functioning. This line of research has a special emphasis on pedestrian safety. I develop and use innovative gaze-contingent techniques to precisely isolate visual diagnostic information during a wide range of lab and realistic tasks (face processing, reading, road-crossing etc). I also develop novel analysis techniques and reconstruction methods for a precise delineation of perception-action coordination. Overall this approach provides a fine-grained characterisation of the developmental dynamics of active vision abilities underlying critical tasks for human beings.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am happy to supervise potential PhD and Masters students on a variety of topics related to visual attention:
    - Active vision and eye movements
    - Pedestrian safety
    - Face processing 

    My lab is equipped with state-of-the-art eye-tracking and VR capabilities.
    I use lab and real-life experimental approaches, computational modelling and questionnaire based surveys.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Social cognition deficits associated with interpersonal trust in borderline personality disorder. Abramov, Gamze
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Implementing the "Understanding Our Peers" program in a preschool environment Balaz, Lidija

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Lille, France, Department of Psychology, Thesis title: "Phonological mediation, lexical access and eye movement control in reading" 2000 - 2004

Teaching Overview


  • I have an extensive teaching experience in Australia, UK, Switzerland and France at Undergraduate and Graduate levels
    ◦ Undergraduate level: Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuropsychology; Biological psychology; Statistics; Mathematics; Methods; Data processing; Perception & Cognition; Eye Movements; Psychometrics
    ◦ Postgraduate level: Research Methods; Programming; MEG data processing; Active Vision; Eye-movements data processing; Psychtoolbox and Matlab; Embodied Cognition & Mirror Systems; Scientific Reading and Writing

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research focuses on active vision. Characterizing oculomotor strategies and the factors modulating them is a crucial step to specify the information available to the brain and, in turn, what type of representations or processing can occur and how decisions and actions are made. Currently I am interested in how development, in children and elders, modulates the visual sampling strategies depending on experience with the task and executive functioning. This line of research has a special emphasis on pedestrian safety. I develop and use innovative gaze-contingent techniques to precisely isolate visual diagnostic information during a wide range of lab and realistic tasks (face processing, reading, road-crossing etc). I also develop novel analysis techniques and reconstruction methods for a precise delineation of perception-action coordination. Overall this approach provides a fine-grained characterisation of the developmental dynamics of active vision abilities underlying critical tasks for human beings.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am happy to supervise potential PhD and Masters students on a variety of topics related to visual attention:
    - Active vision and eye movements
    - Pedestrian safety
    - Face processing 

    My lab is equipped with state-of-the-art eye-tracking and VR capabilities.
    I use lab and real-life experimental approaches, computational modelling and questionnaire based surveys.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Social cognition deficits associated with interpersonal trust in borderline personality disorder. Abramov, Gamze
    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Implementing the "Understanding Our Peers" program in a preschool environment Balaz, Lidija

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Lille, France, Department of Psychology, Thesis title: "Phonological mediation, lexical access and eye movement control in reading" 2000 - 2004

Teaching Overview


  • I have an extensive teaching experience in Australia, UK, Switzerland and France at Undergraduate and Graduate levels
    ◦ Undergraduate level: Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuropsychology; Biological psychology; Statistics; Mathematics; Methods; Data processing; Perception & Cognition; Eye Movements; Psychometrics
    ◦ Postgraduate level: Research Methods; Programming; MEG data processing; Active Vision; Eye-movements data processing; Psychtoolbox and Matlab; Embodied Cognition & Mirror Systems; Scientific Reading and Writing

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