Luke Jones

Luke Jones, PhD., BA(Hons), Dip.H.E.,Teaching Cert.


If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


I obtained my PhD at the University of Manchester in 2003 under the supervision of Professor John Wearden . My thesis explored the nature and operation of temporal reference memory in the SET (scalar expectancy theory) model of human timing. During this time I also worked as an associate lecturer for the Open University teaching neuroscience.

I then spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Visual Perception laboratory at the University of Liverpool working with Dr Marco Bertamini . My first year was spent researching the phenomenon of boundary extension and also the naive optics of mirror reflections. On obtaining a research grant from the ESRC  I spent the second year conducting psychophysical research on people's ability to use the depth cues afforded by reflections. You can read about this research here

In May 2005 I began my employment as a Lecturer back here in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, although I was already teaching here on a temporary basis in 2004. I have set up a Time Perception Laboratory in the department. Time perception continues to be my main research focus but I also have research collaborations with RNCM looking at musical performance anxiety, and with the Philosophy department investigting epistemological issues of time. I have published extensively on the topic of time perception and in 2009 my work was featured on the front cover of New Scientist magazine. I also have interests in combining art with science and have participnated in serval internnational conferences of this nature. You can visit the website for my Time Perception lab here

Research interests

Time Psychology: (see my lab website here)

Role of memory processes in human time perception.
Psychological versus real time: This work was featured in New Scientist (2009, 2731, 32-38)
ERP study of time perception
Cross-modal timing.
Timing of moving stimuli.

Visual Perception:

Augmented Reality
Perceptual Adaptation
Use of reflections as depth information. Details here
Naive Optics.
Boundary Extension
Binocular Rivalry

Music Psychology:

Musical performance anxiety

For my profile please click here


PSYC10302: Perception and Cognition (Visual Perception). 1st Year Course
PSYC21000: Psychology Futures. 2nd Year Course
PSYC30312: Time Perception on 'Landmarks In Perception Course. 3rd Year Course
PSYC30920: Project supervision. 3rd Year

PSYC60121: Psychophysics and computer modelling module on MSc NCCN Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience

I have a keen interest in the promotion of technology in tackling challenges in teaching and learning. Examples of my use of webcast tutorials to support my teaching can be found here

PhD Supervision


Ms Emily Williams

Registered: September 2015 (ESRC funded)

Thesis title: Investigating the Pacemaker component of the Human Timing System



Dr Elizabeth Lewis (as co-supervisor, main supervisor Dr Ellen Poliakoff)
Registered: September 2011, Completed 2015

Thesis title: An Investigation of the Rubber Hand Illusion and Multi-sensory Integration

Dr Clare Allely
Registered: September 2007 (ESRC funded)
Thesis title: Real Versus Psychological Time
Viva Passed December 2010
Currently Lecturer in Psychology at Salford University

Dr Ruth Ogden.
Registered: September 2005
Thesis title : The role of memory processes in timing
Viva Passed Oct 2008
Currently Lecturer In Psychology At Liverpool John Moores University


Masters (MRes) Supervision

Ms Emily Williams

Registered: September 2014

Dissertation Title: Investigating the link between Information Processing and the Perception of Time

Completed September 2015

Mr Thomas Hayes
Registered: September 2012
Dissertation title: A Psychophysical Investigation of Memory for Textures

Completed September 2013.

Mr Thomas Mullett
Registered: September 2009
Dissertation title: Time and Velocity: Exploring the relationship between the perception of time and velocity and their manipulation by repetitive auditory stimulation.

Completed September 2010.

Dr Rachel Ellis
Registered: September 2007
Dissertation title: Exploring The Auditory Kappa Effect

Completed September 2008,  completed a PhD in the Audiology department at the University of Manchester  in 2011

My collaborations

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Associate Editor of The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology Society

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • time perception


Dive into the research topics where Luke Jones is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles