International Officer

Dr Joost Dessing is the International Officer for the School of Psychology.

He has been with the School since 2008. His research focuses on eye-hand coordination of reaching movements to stationary objects (such as picking up a cup of coffee) as well as moving objects (such as catching and hitting movements). He examines how (predominantly visual) information is transformed by the brain into adequate motor commands.

Joost studies this at a fundamental level in laboratory tasks as well as in more applied (sports) situations, using behavioural experiments (in combination Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in real and virtual situations and neurocomputational modeling.

Joost provides advice and guidance to students who are either considering studying at Queen’s (through Study Abroad or incoming Erasmus) or current undergraduate students who would like to spend time abroad Erasmus and University-partner exchanges.  You can contact him directly at or + 44 (0) 2890 975650.

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