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Msc, BSc

Pan graduated from Bangor University with a BSc in Psychology with Neuropsychology in 2011, and the following year completed an MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh.

Employed as a Research Assistant under Dr. Gavin Buckingham in 2013, to stock, equip and set up the Motor Control Lab at Heriot-Watt University, and integrate equipment by writing MATLAB code to be used by project students for data collection (such as force sensors, vision-occluding goggles etc), and mastered a makerbot 3-D printer for stimulus design and production.

Presently, Pan is halfway in completing a Psychology Ph.D under the supervision of Dr. Gavin Buckingham and Dr. Thusha Rajendran, funded by the James-Watt Scholarship.

Current Research

Pan is currently investigating endogenous factors that can influence facets of gripping and lifting behaviour, such as the concurrent production of speech while lifting, or using both hands to lift two objects. He has a long-standing interest in motor control, working memory, and the neural correlates of mental imagery.

Demonstrating at Heriot-Watt University

Research Methods and Analysis 1


James-Watt PhD Studentship 2014-2017