Jonathan Emerson

Jonathan Emerson


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Academic Biography

Dr Jonathan Emerson is a Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in the School of Health & Life Sciences. He completed his PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology) at Teesside University studying: The impact of depression and psychosis on motor simulation.  

Jonathan has taught on a range of modules at Teesside University across all levels. He is currently teaching Designing Research Projects, Practical Statistics and Quantitative Data Analysis Methods across a wide range of postgraduate clinical programmes. 

Summary of Research Interests

  • Motor control and learning
  • Neurorehabilitation in stroke and children with dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder)
  • Statistical modelling in applied research

Primary research interest in schizophrenia, psychosis and the interaction between perception and action. Broader research interests range across mental health, digital technology & development, motion tracking and neurophysiology.

Research Projects & External Funding

Jonathan supervises a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and welcomes any expressions of interest from prospective students, or collaboration on research projects.  

Current Doctoral Supervision:

  • Andrew Richardson: Tackling Sedentary Lifestyles in the Tees Valley: A Combined Government and Local Authoritative Approach.
  • Dan Lin: Combining motor simulation states for post-stroke rehabilitation.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Jonathan consults and provides training on research design, development and analysis. Additionally, he delivers training on the use of R programming for research and statistics covering:

  • Data manipulation
  • Data visualisation
  • Multivariate data screening
  • Statistical analysis


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