Dr Jonathan Allsop

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Having obtained a BA(Hons) from the University of Birmingham and MSc from Bangor University, Jonathan returned to the University of Birmingham to complete a funded PhD. His PhD investigated the effects of performance pressure on movement kinematics and gaze behaviour in a variety of tasks. During his PhD he obtained funding which enabled him to extend and replicate his research at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen. Following employment as a government data scientist, Jonathan joined the Vision and Eye Research Unit in June 2016 as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Contact details

Email: jonathan.allsop@anglia.ac.uk

Research interests

Jonathan is interested in how gaze behaviour and movement kinematics differ in pressure situations and in populations with vision impairments. He is also interested in testing how this knowledge can be applied in order to facilitate performance in real-world situations.


Allsop, J., Lawrence, G.P., Gray, R. & Khan, M.A. (In Press) The interaction between practice and performance pressure on the planning and control of fast target directed movement. Psychological Research

Allsop, J. & Gray, R. (2014). Flying under pressure: effects of anxiety on attention and gaze behaviour in aviation. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 63-71

Gray, R., Navia, J., & Allsop, J. (2014). Action specific perception in aviation: What determines perceived runway size? Perception, 43, 145-154

Gray, R., Allsop, J., & Williams, S. (2013). Changes in putting kinematics associated with choking and excelling under pressure. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 44, 387-407

Gray, R. & Allsop, J. (2013). Interactions between performance pressure, performance streaks and attentional focus. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, 368-386