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Simon supervises undergraduate and masters research projects on a range of topics in sensorimotor control and perception. Recent projects include studies on visual-tactile sensory integration, and tool use.
He currently supervises one PhD student, Molly Hewitt, who is working on studies of sensorimotor control of devices, aimed at informing development of next-gen prosthetic hands. This is a collaboration with the prosthesis developer, Ambionics.
He is currently module organiser for the Masters Research Rotation module PRP-4013 and for the undergraduate Psychology Project Module (a.k.a. The Dissertation).
Simon's lab website is here: watt-lab.bangor.ac.uk/
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Simon earned a PhD in Psychology at the University of Surrey, supervised by Mark Bradshaw. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, working with Marty Banks, before joining the faculty at Bangor in 2004.
Simon is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology in the School of Psychology and Sport Science. He is Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute — a research group in the school.
His research comprises a range of basic studies on how we see and use our hands in 3d space. This includes research on tool use, multisensory integration (of vision and touch), reaching and grasping, and 3d vision.
A common thread (beyond topic areas) is that Simon's research aims to integrate fundamental science with practical use (an approach known as Pasteur's Quadrant). Much of his work on sensorimotor control aims to inform development of devices such as prosthetic hands, while his work on 3d vision aims to informs development of stereoscopic displays and VR technology.