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Dr Paul Penn

Senior Lecturer

Paul is a senior lecturer in the school and is interested in Cognitive Psychology and the application of technology within Neuropsychology and in the development of learning and teaching. 

    Paul graduated with a degree in Psychology from UEL and moved on to the University of Hertfordshire to study for his PhD. His thesis addressed touch perception in both blind and sighted individuals in the real world and Virtual Reality (VR). Following the completion of his PhD, Paul undertook a brief post doctoral placement at the University of Birmingham before retuning to UEL in 2004 to serve as a Research Fellow with the School of Psychology's Virtual Reality Research Team (VRRT). During his time in this role, Paul completed the PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education qualification and began to contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching within the school. Paul is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a chartered Psychologist and a member of the division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology. He sits on various working groups and committees within the university including: the Academic Integrity working group, the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) group and the Learning and Teaching committee. 



    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
    • Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
    • Chartered Psychologist
    • Member of the BPS division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology

    Overview




    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Johnson, D. A. (2009). Virtual enriched environments in the recovery from brain injury. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12(1), 32–43. doi:10.1080/17518420902739365 |

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Leadbetter, A. E. (2009). The development of a multimedia and virtual reality aid to the self-regulation of driving in older individuals. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 3(4), 21–35. doi:10.1108/17549450200900031|

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Johnson, D. A. (2008). Can virtual reality environments also be enriched environments: A decade on, is neuropsychological rehabilitation still overlooking a valuable resource? Abstracts for the 5th World Congress of NeuroRehabilitation. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 22, 514–640.|

    Book Chapters

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Johnson, D. A. (2008). The use of virtual reality in the assessment and rehabilitation of executive dysfunction. In M. Oddy & A. Worthington (Eds.), Brain injury and executive dysfunction (pp. 255-270). Oxford: Oxford University Press.|

    Conference Proceedings

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Leadbetter, A. E. (2008). The development of a multimedia and virtual reality aid to the self-regulation of driving in older individuals. Paper presented at the 1st Conference on Interactive Technologies: Education, Disability and Rehabilitation, Nottingham.|


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Kornbrot, D. E., Penn, P., Petrie, H., Furner, S., & Hardwick, A. (2007). Roughness perception in haptic virtual reality for sighted and blind people. Perception & Psychophysics, 69(4), 502–512. doi:10.3758/BF03193907

    Penn, P. R., Brooks, B. M., Rose, F. D., & Leadbetter, A. G. (2005). Preliminary evaluation of a desktop PC-based virtual reality driving assessment. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 4(4), 325–330. doi:10.1515/IJDHD.2005.4.4.325

    Penn, P. R., Rose, F. D., & Brooks, B. M. (2005). Virtual reality in everyday memory assessment and rehabilitation: Progress to date and future potential. In B. K. Wiederhold, G. Riva & A. H. Bullinger (Eds.), Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine (Vol. 3, pp. 31–38).

    Publications


    Funding

    My main research activities revolve around cognitive neuropsychology and the application of Virtual Reality (VR) in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals who have suffered a brain injury. My other key interests centre around developing skills and employability provisions for Psychology undergraduates.


    Interests




    • PY4102: Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Individual Differences
    • PY5205: Cognitive Neuropsychology
    • PY6301: Psychological Research project
    • Levels 4,5 and 7 Tutor 
    • BSc Hons Psychology
    • MSc Psychology
    • Guest editor for CyberPsychology and Behaviour
    • Invited referee for CyberPsychology and Behaviour
    • Invited referee for Neurorehabilitation
    • Invited referee for Developmental Neurorehabilitation
    • Invited referee for Psychological Research

    Teaching