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About Dr Fintan Nagle

Dr Nagle is a vision scientist and cognitive psychologist with extensive experience with software engineering and machine learning. After an MSc in natural computation, he studied on the UCL CoMPLEX MRes+PhD programme, which allowed him to conduct four bioinformatics lab rotations followed by a three-year PhD. His doctoral work investigated, for the first time, the mechanisms of temporal visual search on dynamic natural scenes.

Fintan completed an MRes with Merit in Modelling Biological Complexity from UCL (2011); he also holds an MSc, with Merit, in Natural Computation from the University of York (2010) and a First Class Honours BSc also from the University of York (2009). He is now Convenor for Psychology at NCH with responsibility for all Psychology teaching including module design and delivery. He is also a postdoc at UCL, working on the mechanisms of attention and task switching in automated driving.


PhD in Experimental Psychology, UCL (2016)

MRes in Modelling Biological Complexity, UCL (2011)

MSc in Natural Computation, York (2010)

BSc in Computer Science, York (2009)


Dr Fintan Nagle's Research

Dr Nagle’s research interests include attention and task switching in automated driving, temporal visual search, knowledge representation for data sharing.

Selected Publications

Chaos in balance: Non-linear measures of postural control predict individual variations in visual illusions of motion, Apthorp D, Nagle F, & Palmisano S (PloS one, 9(12), e113897, 2014)

Embodied reaction logic in a simulated chemical computer, Nagle F and Hickinbotham S (ECAL, 2011)

Techniques for Mimicry and Identity Blending Using Morph Space PCA, Nagle F et al (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2013)

Dr Fintan Nagle's Teaching

Fintan has developed and taught four undergraduate Psychology modules at NCH: Introduction to Psychology, Structure and Function of the Human Brain, Clinical Psychology, and Cognitive Psychology. He has also taught at MSc level at UCL CoMPLEX, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial College.