I studied BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology and MSc in Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Wales, Bangor. I worked in a brain injury rehabilitation setting before completing my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham. I began working in the School of Psychology in 2018.
I am interested in Cognitive Neuroscience, mainly multisensory perception and Cognitive Neuropsychology. My main interests are centred on understanding how different sensory systems work together to help make sense of the world around them. Particularly in understanding the mechanisms of how internal and external factors can affect sensory processing which can lead to misperceptions (illusory sensations). I am also interested in pedagogical research, which relates to understanding more about how learning takes place and best practice methods that can be adopted for teaching, assessment and feedback.
I teach undergraduate students in a variety of areas, mainly in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience, focusing on neurological and behavioural changes due to psychological and neurological disorders. I also supervise undergraduate dissertation research projects.
EDI Co-lead for Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
City co-ordinator for Pint of Science Leicester
Full Member of the Division of Academics Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P, BPS)
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychology Society (CPsychol)
Member of Education and Learning Forum (ELF) in School of Psychology
Member of 3D Printed Models Team (for teaching and research)
Mental Health First Aide Champion
Bird, T.M., Ong, T.C.H., Jacques, S.J., Shah, V., Lakhlani, V. 3D printing for engaging post-digital learning. Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester Conference: Achieving Student Engagement. University of Leicester (2019).
Lakhlani, V., McKenzie, K.J., Price, J. A light touch: an ERP investigation of cross-modal enhancement. 3rd Cognitive Science Arena, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Brixen, Italy (2015).
Lakhlani, V., McKenzie, K.J. Feeling the light: Investigating Illusory Tactile Sensations, Misperception and Somatosensory Amplification. 3rd Malaysian Psychology Conference, Universiti Tanku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia (2013).
Lakhlani, V., McKenzie, K.J. Feeling the Light: Somatosensory Amplification and Illusory Tactile Sensations. 2nd Malaysian Psychology Conference, Monesh University Malaysia (2012).
Lakhlani, V., McKenzie, K.J. Somatosensory amplification and illusory tactile sensations. International Multisensory Research Forum (Poster). Oxford, United Kingdom (2012).
BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology (University of Wales, Bangor)
MSc Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Wales, Bangor)
PhD Psychology (University of Nottingham)