Gina graduated from Bedford
College (University of London) with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology, London, and
subsequently gained a PhD in Psychophysiology from Birkbeck College (University
of London). In 1975, she was appointed to the newly established
Department of Psychology at Warwick University, where she remained until 2000.
then moved to Aston, initially
appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Deputy Director of the
Neurosciences Research Institute. She
was appointed Head of Psychology in 2003; Associate Dean of Postgraduate
Programmes in the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) and Deputy Head of
School in 2005. In 2008, she became
Associate Dean, International Relations (LHS), in which role she visited Korea,
Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, as well as Australia and the United
States. She took up her post as Pro-Vice
Chancellor (International) for Aston in 2012.
Gina is Professor of
Cognitive NeuroImaging in LHS, and her research interests concern the
application of brain imaging techniques to the study of cognitive processes,
particularly in developmental disorders such as dyslexia and Autistic Spectrum
Disorders (ASD). (http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/staff/az-index/rippong/). Her current research in ASD involves
the assessment of very early development in the autistic brain, with a focus on
how neural networks develop and normal or abnormal patterns of brain
connectivity develop. She is a Principal Scientist in the Aston Brain Centre and
is involved in the development of a paediatric magnetoencephalography (MEG)
system for the study of developmental disorders. She has served as President of the British
Psychophysiology Society (now the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience).
Gina also has a long-standing interest in the
potential misuse of advances in brain imaging techniques. She has served on 2
Government Advisory bodies on the use of polygraph for ‘lie detection’ and has
also spoken and written on the misapplication of psychobiological explanations
to support gender stereotypes.
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