We are an international team of researchers with collaborations in Europe, USA, Asia and Brazil, and welcome scholars and students from across the globe. If you are interested in collaboration, graduate or postdoctoral training with us, feel free to contact the head of group, Prof Annette Sterr ( or one of our group members.

Within the University

Brain Function and Behaviour in Developmental Coordination Disorder: Insights into Co-occurring Difficulties 
Hayley Leonard, School of Psychology
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

Topophilia: The neural underpinning of special feelings in special places
Kayleigh Wyles, School of Psychology
Andy Myers, Marketing Sciences Ltd.
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

Services for families with disabled children. Short breaks for children with disabilities
Heather Gage, Laura Selcombe
School of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, and Disability Challengers.
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Sleep, Neurological Disorders
Sofia KhanDerk-Jan Dijk
Surrey Sleep Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr


Exercise in neuromuscular diseases
Gita Ramsharry and Amanda Wallace
MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

MRI Analysis
Shan Shen
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr


Edson Amaro Jr, Maria Otaduy, Adriana Conforto, Claudia Marote
Department of Radiology, University of Sao Paulo
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Juliane Degner
University of Hamburg
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

Christian Dettmers
Klinikum Schmeider Konstanz
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Angela Friederici, Sonja Kotz
Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

Cornelia Kranczioch, Stefan Diebener
Institute for Psychology, University of Oldenburg
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Axel Mecklinger, Nicola Ferdinand
Saarland University
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

Dieter Riemann, Christoph Nissen
Section for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Joao Sato
Centre for Mathematics, Computation and Cognition, Federal University of ABC, Sao Paulo
Collaboration with: Annette Sterr

Karsten Steinhauer
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, Montreal
Collaboration with: Bertram Opitz

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