Dr Tamara Gheorghes

Lecturer in Psychology

School/Department: Psychology, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5494



I joined the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester in 2018, soon after completing my PhD in Psychology (Visual Perception) at Sheffield Hallam University. Before that I graduated with a MSc in Advanced Biological Sciences from the University of Liverpool and a double specialisation BSc (Psychology and Biology) from UAIC University of Iasi.


My research area is visual perception with a focus on trajectory perception and visual illusions.


Gheorghes, T.N., Richardson, P. & Reidy, J. Local biases drive, but do not determine, the perception of illusory trajectories. Sci Rep 10, 7756 (2020).

Bertamini, M., Palumbo, L., Gheorghes, T.N. and Galatsidas, M. (2016), Do observers like curvature or do they dislike angularity?. Br J Psychol, 107: 154-178.


Visual perception - motion trajectory, illusory trajectories, and visual preference.


I am the module convenor for:

  • MRes PS7601 Advanced research methods: evaluating, planning and analysing research

  • Third year PS3116 Evolution, Cognition and Behaviour


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

PhD in Psychology (Sheffield Hallam University)

MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (University of Liverpool)

BSc Psychology with Biology (UAIC University of Iasi)

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