I am specialised in cognitive psychology with a main focus on perception. My work also concerns developmental, educational and social psychology. My research interests primarily lie in: Understanding decision making processes, Investigating and understanding public perceptions of risk, environmental and nutritional issues, Investigating attitude formation and how this influences behaviour, Developing and investigating behaviour change models, Development and evaluation of intervention materials for effective behaviour change, Related to a wide range of topics including new technologies, foods, health, agriculture and the environment. I am currently working in the field of Anthrozoology investigating human-animal relationships from different perspectives utilising a wide range of methodologies. Most of my research is conducted in an interdisciplinary setting collaborating with a variety of scientists including Alistair Lawrence, Francoise Wemelsfelder and Fritha Langford (SRUC), Sarah Brown (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh), Jo Williams (Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh), and Candace Currie (University of St Andrews).