Dr Alia Ataya

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Alia Ataya

Dr Alia Ataya
Research and Human Tissue Manager

1 Cathedral Square, Bristol,
BS1 5DD
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aa6613@bristol.ac.uk

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Biography

I graduated from the American University of Beirut in June 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and a major in Psychology. I went on to complete a MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at the University of Bristol examining the effects of acute alcohol consumption on the perception of facial cues of emotion. My PhD examines the role of alcohol-related cues (simple, complex) on cognitive bias in social alcohol consumers.

Research

My MSc research focused on the effects of alcohol on perceptual cues of emotional expression and cognitive processes underlying alcohol consumption in social alcohol consumers. During my PhD, my interests were predominately centred on cognitive biases among social drug consumers or among individuals with a psychopathology.  Task development among existing cognitive bias measurement being employed in the research literature such as the modified Stroop and the visual probe task were also another current area of research. My postdoctoral work involved providing research support on clinical trials based at the University of Bristol. I moved to North Bristol NHS Trust where I spent several years leading the Facilitation Team in ensuring NHS research was delivered to patients in a timely manner. I recently joined RED at the University of Bristol and hope to continue to support researchers in ensuring high-quality research is delivered in a pragmatic and proportionate manner. 

Expertise

My research to date has focused on the effects of alcohol on perceptual cues of emotional expression and cognitive processes underlying alcohol consumption in social alcohol consumers. At present, my research interests are predominately centred on cognitive biases among social drug consumers or among individuals with a psychopathology. Task development among existing cognitive bias measurement being employed in the research literature such as the modified Stroop and the visual probe task are also another current area of research.

Key words

  • drinking patterns and behaviours
  • task development
  • research support
  • Fields of interest

    Experimental Psychology, Clinical Trials, NHS, HRA, REC, IRAS, Confirmation of Capacity and Capability



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