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My work falls into two areas: cognitive neurosciences and humanoid robotics. What unifies my work is its focus on human vision. Why vision? Because what we see guides our movements, shapes our experiences and thoughts, influences how we interact with others, and ultimately defines who we are. Who we are defines what we see and how we see it.
I have a long history of working with neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and roboticists to explore the mechanisms underlying visual perception, action and interaction in the context of a person’s individual characteristics and the environment they live in.
More recently, and my main research area, I have been collaborating closely with colleagues in biomechanics, computer vision, civil engineering and humanities to understand how patterns in the visual environment impact our movements, health and wellbeing.
Links within Bristol
- BRACE Charity
- Bristol Neuroscience
- Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams
- Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)
- Bristol Vision Institute(BVI)
- Cabot Institute
- Steve Maslin, Schumacher Institute
Collaborations outside Bristol
- Professor Hiroshi Ashida (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Professor Todd Handy (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- Professor Klaus Oberauer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Dr Alex Shepherd (Birkbeck, UK)
- Professor Arnold Wilkins (University of Essex, UK)
- Professor Johannes Zanker (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
- Professor Daniele Zavagno (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute City Futures Research
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- 5 Finished
Towards creating inclusive performance spaces - introducing haptics in performance art to dismantle ableist barriers
2/05/22 → 30/06/22
TRIAD: Towards tRanslational Inclusive Art & Design, Co-designed by Science, designers and the General Public, Used by Designers
1/02/22 → 31/12/22
17/06/19 → 31/01/20
Hedge, C. & Leonards, U. B., 2013, In: Journal of Vision. 13, 4, 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review9 Citations (Scopus)
Intra-Individual Reaction Time Variability in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Precursor to Dementia?Tales, A., Leonards, U., Bompas, A., Snowden, R. J., Philips, M., Porter, G., Haworth, J., Wilcock, G. & Bayer, A., 2012, In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review45 Citations (Scopus)
Visual Attention to Health Warnings on Plain Tobacco Packaging in Adolescent Smokers and Non-SmokersMaynard, O. M., Munafò, M. R. & Leonards, U., 2012, In: Addiction.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review64 Citations (Scopus)
Leonards, U. B. (Creator), Burtan, D. (Creator) & Burn, J. (Creator), University of Bristol, 22 Nov 2021
The nature effect in motion: visual exposure to environmental scenes impacts cognitive load and human gait kinematics
Leonards, U. B. (Creator) & Burtan, D. (Creator), University of Bristol, 20 Apr 2020
Erwin Lopez - ‘Best Poster Price’ at the TAROS 2017, 18th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference.
López Pulgarín, Erwin José (Recipient), Leonards, Ute B (Recipient) & Herrmann, Guido (Recipient), Jul 2017
Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants
- 3 Visiting an external academic institution