Research in the SoBA Lab explores how we perceive and interact with other agents  in a social world, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ramsey & Professor Emily S. Cross
From old North Wales to New South Wales - the SoBA Lab is on the move!! 

The Social Brain in Action Lab is based jointly within the Psychology and Cognitive Science departments at Macquarie University in sunny Sydney, Australia, and also at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology in bonnie Scotland. We also continue to have several wonderful PhD students and collaborators working on projects at Bangor University in North Wales. So whether you like your social neuroscience hot and dry, or cool and damp, we have you covered!

Under the directorship of Dr. Richard Ramsey (Macquarie) and Prof. Emily Cross (Macquarie and Glasgow), research in the SoBA Lab explores how we perceive and interact with other people (and robots!) in a social world. Broadly speaking, SoBA Lab research falls within the domains of  Social Cognition, Social Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. Our current and past research is funded by a number of national and international organizations, including the European Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Defense, the Wellcome Trust, the European Commission, and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Get to know more about the people and research going on within the SoBA Lab by exploring our site!



May 14, 2020

Two more postdoc positions will be advertised soon - one for the Glasgow wing of the SoBA Lab and one for the Sydney wing! Watch this space for updates...!

March 26, 2020

As the whole world comes to germs, I mean, TERMS with the coronavirus pandemic, we are doing our best as a lab to keep our team connected, motivated and moving forward in these extremely uncertain times. Rich and Emily are both currently looking to recruit new postdocs for 3 year positions in Sydney, and Emily will soon be recruiting an ERC-funded postdoc for the Glasgow team, once Ruud moves on to pastures new & professorial (sad for #TeamSoBots, awesome for Ruud!). While timelines remain a little uncertain, this also means we have some flexibility regarding start date, so do get in touch with Rich or Emily if interested and we all hope to be back to science as usual (even if it's the new usual) soon. Stay safe! (& WASH YOUR HANDS!)

February 20, 2020

The SoBA Lab in Glasgow is collaborating with the Goethe Institute to offer a 5-week residency for an artist to join the team. The selected artist will work alongside researchers to collaborate in creating art that is inspired by ongoing work in the Social Robots project. Submission deadline is 25th of March 2020 at 23:00 Uhr (GMT). View the ad here.

February 05, 2020

Two new PhD positions are available in the SoBA Lab in Sydney - one under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ramsey (ref: 20201189) and another under the supervision of Prof. Emily Cross (ref: 20201190). These positions are open to top candidates from anywhere in the world with a 4 year undergrad degree or a 3 year degree + MSc. Get in touch with any questions!

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