Paul Jenkinson studied a BSc in psychology and neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology at Keele University. He worked as a research psychologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, before commencing his first lectureship at Staffordshire University, and current senior lectureship in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.
Jenkinson’s research explores the underlying mechanisms and relationship between the mind, body and self. He employs various methods including experimental neuropsychology, and cognitive, behavioural, and psychodynamic neuroscience. His work examines the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying body awareness, ownership, and interoceptive signals in neurological patients and healthy subjects.
His research interests include: cognitive and psychodynamic neuroscience and neuropsychology; bodily self-consciousness (especially agency, body ownership, and awareness [anosognosia]) and stroke rehabilitation (following right-hemisphere brain injury). Jenkinson’s current research student supervision are in the areas of interoceptive awareness and anosognosia for hemipelgia.
Published: 29 July 2014
Last update: 06 April 2015