S. Gareth Edwards

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Gareth joined UEA in 2012, having previously studied at Bangor University, Wales. Here at UEA Gareth completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr Andrew Bayliss, investigating the social cognitive and attentional mechanisms involved in sharing attention with others. Gareth has also lectured and led seminars across a number of undergraduate modules, as well as being involved with a number of additional research projects. From January 2017 Gareth will be a Leverhulme Trust Post-doc here in the School of Psychology, UEA, working on the grant ‘Examining the mechanisms underpinning shared attention’.

Key Research Interests

Gareth is primarily interested in social-cognitive processing and attentional mechanisms involved in social contexts and interactions. These interests have led to investigations including how attention is distributed when our eye-gaze is followed, how our attention is impacted by those we (regularly) interact with, how gaze-based interactions change the way in which we process and perceive others, and individual differences in gaze-based behaviours.


Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, May). Poster session presentation at the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Dortmund, Germany.

Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, June). Poster session presentation at UEA’ Workshop on Action & Perception, Norwich, UK.

Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, September). Poster session presentation at UCL’s Virtual Social Interaction Workshop, London, UK.


Teaching Interests

Gareth gave a guest talk at the faculty’s Introduction to Social Science Research Masters module.

Gareth has also given undergraduate seminars on PSYP2B17-13: 2013/4: PSYCHOLOGY: Cognition, Biology, Concepts & History, and PSY-4003Y-13: 2013/4: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition.

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