Dr Jean-Francois Delvenne

Dr Jean-Francois Delvenne


I studied Experimental Psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), in Belgium, with Professors Xavier Seron and Bruno Rossion. During my studies, I have been actively involved in several research projects investigating face and object recognition, using behavioural, electrophysiological, and neuropsychological methods.

After my undergraduate studies, I spent 10 months at the University of Birmingham, UK, and worked with Professors Glyn Humphreys and Jane Riddoch, until I was awarded a Ph.D. studentship by the Belgian Funding for Scientific Research (FNRS) for a period of four years. I completed my Ph.D. on the mechanisms of binding in visual short-term memory with Professor Raymond Bruyer at UCL Belgium in 2004.

Following my Ph.D., I was awarded two successive FNRS postdoctoral fellowships for a total period of three years (2004-2007), during which I worked at both UCL Belgium and the University of Birmingham, UK. In June 2007, I joined the School of Psychology at Leeds as a lecturer and was promoted Associate Professor in 2017.

Research interests

My research interests are related by a common focus on the severe limitations on our abilities to select and remember visual information at any given moment.

My research has mainly been focusing on binding in visual short-term memory and on the capacity to process and remember visual information within and across hemifields. My research interests fall predominantly within the Nervous system and its disorders and the Successful Aging Grand challenges areas in the School of Psychology.


  • Ph.D.

Professional memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology

Student education

I teach at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, and I supervise doctoral theses.

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