I was born in England, UK and educated there throughout, obtaining a First in Psychology at the University of Reading. After my PhD and postdoctoral posts, my first faculty position was at the University of St Andrews, and then Professorial Chairs at the University of Nottingham and the University of Leicester, before moving to take academic positions in the Middle East. I took the position of Professor of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul in 2019. I live in Istanbul, in the sun-kissed, sylvan paradise known as Başakşehir.
My research interests include visual perception, written and spoken language perception, facial processing, human attractiveness, and hemisphere specialization in the brain, often applying this knowledge to studying cognitive and perceptual processes across different genders, countries, and cultures. My teaching builds on my research experience and embraces most areas in Psychology, but especially Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Visual Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biological Psychology. Wherever possible, my teaching is linked to recent research findings so that students are kept informed about the science of modern Psychology. Typically, wherever I work, a small number of students have the chance to work with me on research projects in the lab and we are now setting up labs here at Ibn Haldun.
To get a better idea of my research, here are my Google Scholar pages https://scholar.google.ae/citations?user=_iw29XQAAAAJ&hl=en and my Academia page https://ibnhaldun.academia.edu/TimothyJordan (although this needs seriously updating!)