Dr Phoebe Asquith
Dr Phoebe Asquith is a Research Associate in Cyber Psychology and Human Factors at Airbus and Cardiff University. Phoebe obtained her PhD at Cardiff University as a post-graduate within the Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and School of Psychology. As part of her doctorate, she developed novel techniques using fRMI, MEG and machine learning to simultaneously map and compare multiple visually driven brain regions and functional neural networks.
Phoebe’s interest in Cyber Psychology is rooted in understanding the relationship between security awareness and behaviour, and the disconnect between the two. Her specialist areas include: the neural substrates of cognition and perception, human vision, perceptual testing and stimulus presentation, behavioural testing and experimental design, human factors, psychophysics, motion and eye-tracking, neuroimaging and signal analysis (MRI, MEG, TMS), the applications of machine learning (e.g. ICA, Classification, Probabilistic models), statistics and multivariate data analysis.
Phoebe holds an MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews (UK) and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of York (UK). She obtained her PhD at Cardiff University as a post-graduate within the Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and School of Psychology. As part of her doctorate, Phoebe developed novel techniques using fRMI, MEG and machine learning to simultaneously map and compare multiple visually driven brain regions and functional neural networks.
During her past 12 years in academia, Phoebe has been a champion for scientific and public outreach, working at multiple public events and with schools to promote the exciting developments in neuroscientific research. She has a focus on disseminating research and encouraging links between scientific disciplines and across the public education landscape. Phoebe also has a passion for encouraging young girls and women into STEM subjects and careers.
Honours and awards
Grindley Grant (£750), Travel Award
Guarantors of Brain Travel Award (£500)
Best Poster - School of Psychology Annual Conference 2016
Best Talk (Audience Choice) - School of Psychology Annual Conference 2015
EPSRC PhD funding award
Reynolds Award for Academic Excellence (2007)
During her time at Cardiff University, Phoebe has been an active member of the teaching staff, running Undergraduate and MSc tutor groups in visual perception, project design, statistical analysis and report writing.
Phoebe has held various positions as a Research Assistant and Associate working on projects interested in human behaviour, perception, cognition and neuroimaging techniques. Research areas have included human vision, navigation, motion perception and target-search.
Phoebe has also contributed to various projects as a member of the Human Factors Research Excellence Group (HuFEx) within the School of Psychology, including research into human-machine interaction and the effects of visual and auditory distractions.
Phoebe's current research is based in the Cyber Lab within Airbus' Cyber Innovation Hub.