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Dr Andy Skinner

Biography

After an apprenticeship with BT’s Research and Development department I went to study Electronic Systems Engineering at the University of Essex. I returned to BT to work as a designer, project manager then group leader on projects that ranged from developing the world's first video on demand service to collaborations with Microsoft building corporate groupworking products. I joined the School of Experimental Psychology at Bristol to pursue an interest in visual perception and social cognition, and completed a PhD in face perception with Dr Chris Benton. After postdoctoral positions researching face perception and haptic perception I joined the newly formed MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, and co-led a theme exploring how new technology can be used to capture health-related data. In 2018 I was awarded an HDR-UK Innovation Fellowship, which focuses on the use of wearable devices for capturing health data.