Sarah Bate

Dr Sarah Bate

  • 01202 961918
  • sbate at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Poole House P126, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2004, and stayed at Exeter to study a MSc in Psychological Research Methods (awarded in 2005). I also completed my PhD at Exeter in 2009, examining visual scanning patterns in developmental prosopagnosia. After completion of my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for Professor Janice Kay for one year, before moving to Bournemouth in January 2010.

Research

I am a lead researcher in the Centre for Face Processing Disorders at Bournemouth, and author of the book 'Face Recognition and its Disorders' (Palgrave-Macmillan). My current work examines the nature of face-processing impairments in adults and children with developmental or acquired forms of prosopagnosia (face blindness). Much of my existing research has used eye-movement technology to inform this issue. In addition to providing theoretical insights into the nature of prosopagnosia and its potential sub-classification, this work is aiding the development of potential remediation techniques that may be useful in a variety of acquired and neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by face-processing impairments.

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Conferences

  • Bennetts, R., Bate, S., Cook, S.J., Duchaine, B., Tree, J.J., Burns, E. and Hodgson, T.L., 2013. Intranasal Inhalation of Oxytocin Improves Face Processing in Developmental Prosopagnosia. In: European Conference on Visual Perception 25-29 August 2013 Bremen, Germany. 78.
  • Bussunt, A. and Bate, S., 2013. Navigation training improves face recognition in developmental prosopagnosia. In: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Cognitive and Developmental Sections 4-6 September 2013 Reading, UK.
  • Bennetts, R., Bate, S., Cook, S.J., Duchaine, B., Tree, J.J., Burns, E. and Hodgson, T.L., 2013. Intranasal inhalation of oxytocin improves face processing in developmental prosopagnosia. In: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Cognitive and Developmental Sections 4-6 September 2013 Reading, UK.
  • Bate, S., 2013. Aberrant scanning of facial expressions in developmental prosopagnosia. In: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Cognitive and Developmental Sections 4-6 September 2013 Reading, UK.
  • Bobak, A. and Bate, S., 2013. Group differences in the scanning of faces: Insights from 'super-recognizers', developmental prosopagnosia and individuals with typical face memory. In: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Cognitive and Developmental Sections 4-6 September 2013 Reading, UK.
  • Bate, S., 2013. Social scene perception in developmental prosopagnosia: Normal attention to faces but aberrant patterns of feature exploration. In: Eye Movements Research and Developmental Disorders workshop 13 March 2013 Newcastle, UK.
  • Bate, S., Haslam, C. and Hodgson, T.L., 2010. Evidence of an eye movement-based memory effect in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper. In: 25th Anniversary Conference of the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section 7-10 September 2008 Southampton, UK.
  • Bate, S., Haslam, C. and Hodgson, T.L., 2010. Covert face recognition relies on affective valence in congenital prosopagnosia. In: Annual Meeting of the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section 6-8 September 2010 Cardiff, UK.
  • Parris, B.A., Bate, S. and Hodgson, T.L., 2010. Facilitating goal maintenance in the Stroop task. Paper presented at the , Cardiff. In: Annual Meeting of the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section 6-8 September 2010 Cardiff, UK.
  • Parris, B., Bate, S. and Hodgson, T.L., 2008. Prime speed for selective attention in the Stroop task. In: Meeting of the British Psychological Society: Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section 22 November 2008 London.
  • Parris, B., Bate, S. and Hodgson, T.L., 2008. Prime speed for selective attention in the Stroop task. In: Meeting of the British Psychological Society: Cognitive Psychology Section 8-10 September 2008 Southampton.
  • Bate, S., Haslam, C., Hodgson, T.L. and Tree, J.J., 2007. Evidence of an eye movement-based memory effect in congenital prosopagnosia. 37.
  • Bate, S., Haslam, C. and Hodgson, T.L., 2006. Evidence of an eye movement-based memory effect in congenital prosopagnosia. In: 4th International Conference on Memory 16-21 July 2006 Sydney, Australia.

PhD Students

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc Lifespan Neuropsychology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Developmental Psychology and its Disorders (Level I)
  • Face Recognition and its Disorders (Level H)

Invited Lectures

  • S. Bate (2011, September). The treatment of face processing deficits. Talk delivered in one-day symposium entitled “Developmental prosopagnosia: Living with and researching face-blindness”, Birkbeck College, UK.
  • S. Bate (2012, April). Intranasal inhalation of oxytocin improves face processing in developmental prosopagnosia. Paper presented in symposium entitled “Applied Issues in Face Recognition” at the April Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Hull, UK.
  • S.Bate (2012, October). Can face recognition abilities be improved in developmental prosopagnosia? Talk delivered in one-day symposium entitled “Developmental prosopagnosia: Living with and researching face-blindness”, Birkbeck College, UK.
  • S. Bate (2013, September). Understanding developmental prosopagnosia via eye-movement analyses. Invited research seminar, University of Southampton, UK.

Grants

  • Launch of the Face Blindness Awareness Campaign (British Psychological Society, 01 Nov 2013). In Progress

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • The Centre for Face Processing Disorders ran the "Are you a super-recognizer" exhibition stand for the duration of BU's 2013 Festival of Learning
  • Members of the Centre for Face Processing Disorders have presented talks to A-Level Students at various schools in the area (including Ringwood School and Parkstone Grammar), over the last three years.
  • S. Bate (2013, March). Face blindness: When every face is a stranger. Talk and public discussion delivered as part of the Café Scientifique series, Bournemouth, UK.
  • Face Blindness Awareness Campaign

Networks

  • Centre for Face Processing Disorders

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology (University of Exeter, 2009)
  • MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction) (University of Exeter, 2005)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology (First class) (University of Exeter, 2004)

Memberships

  • British Neuropsychological Society, Member (2009-),
  • British Psychological Society, Member (2008-),
  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member (2012-),
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