Emmanuele Tidoni

Emmanuele (also known as "Tido!") completed a BA and a two-year MSc at Bologna University and a PhD at Sapienza University of Rome. After a career-break in 2018, he joined the University of Hull in March 2019 and in October 2023 he joined the University of Leeds where he leads as Principal Investigator the Human Technology Laboratory.
Since childhood he wondered about the underlining processes allowing people to think about them and others as intentional agents. Now, he uses behavioural and neuroscientific techniques to provide answers that will be useful for interating with autonomous devices.
As a scientist and a person he owes much to the people he works with. He is always ready to learn from his collaborators and he is always looking forward working together with passioned people.  

Student Research Assistants

I am always looking for enthusiast Students to start an exciting experience as Research Assistants.
Contact me if you like to join the lab!!!

Phd Students

Thomas Thompson (University of Hull)

Tom was born in York and grew up in Shetland, Scotland. He completed a Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Hull, followed by a research Master’s and is currently doing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, investigating automatic visual perspective taking. In his spare time Tom enjoys playing video games, reading science fiction and going to the gym.

Current Research Assistants

Daniel Revell 

Dan was born in Hull but was raised in Northern Ireland. He is currently studying for a BSc in Psychology and has a strong interest in Cognitive Neuropsychology. He has previously worked in several jobs supporting people with substance misuse issues and complex mental health needs. He hopes that working under the tutelage of Dr Tidoni will develop the necessary skills needed to become a competent researcher in the future. 

Ayo Adeyemi 

Ayo was born in Nigeria but grew up in Bradford, where her interest in psychology blossomed. She is now an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Hull, where she aspires to be a Clinical Psychologist. Ayo has always found joy in assisting and giving back to others; from participating in the NHS Cadets programme to being a member of the hospitality team at her church, RCCG Chapel of His Glory, she is always looking for ways to better herself. In her spare time, she enjoys watching TV, dancing, playing netball, and reading the Bible.


Steven Batten (now Clinical Psychology Doctorate Student)

Steven was a Psychology student at the University of Hull. Born in Hull, Steven has had a good variety of jobs which has given him a well-rounded pool of knowledge and experience. After working in the care sector Steven became interested in psychology. Through his studies, Steven has narrowed his interest to the applications of virtual reality on people’s health in a clinical setting and is looking to pursue his interest into the clinical PhD programme.

Joshua Lee

Joshua grew up in Birmingham, he enjoyed both science and arts subjects at school. Before going to University Josh spent six months working as a ski instructor in Japan, in the mountains near Tokyo. . He worked as Dr Tidoni’s lab assistant and completed his BSc Psychology studies at the University of Hull (2021).

Loron Hill

Loron was an undergraduate who joined the University of Hull in 2017 and has supported the psychology department by becoming a course representative for foundation psychology students, progressing onto becoming a student mentor for foundation students in 2018. Loron represented her student body for the University of Hull at the British Psychological Society accreditation meeting in 2019. Her main interests were social and cognitive neuropsychology, human-robot interactions and (a)typical development, in particular autism spectrum disorder.