In 2013, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Bayliss, Lisa was granted an Experimental Psychological Society Undergraduate Research Bursary to investigate joint attention, specifically, investigating whether faces that follow our eye gaze capture our attention. She graduated from UEA in July 2014, receiving the British Psychological Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Degree Performance.

During her Research Masters, Lisa continued to investigate joint attention, exploring sense of agency during joint attention, using eye tracking methods. She is continuing this line of research for her PhD, having been granted a Faculty studentship in 2015.

All Publications

Stephenson, L. J., Edwards, S. G., Howard, E. E., Bayliss, A. P.


Eyes that bind us: Gaze leading induces an implicit sense of agency,

in Cognition


pp. 124–133

Full Text UEA Repository



Edwards, G., Stephenson, L., Dalmaso, M., Bayliss, A.


Social orienting in gaze leading: A mechanism for shared attention,

in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences



article no. 20151141

Full Text UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

Research Interests

Lisa's research interests are in social cognition and attention. She is particularly interested in the cognitive processes at work when two people interact when they have a shared focus of attention.


Dr. Andrew Bayliss

Dr. Louis Renoult

Dr. Martin Doherty