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Treshi-Marie Perera

Senior Lecturer

Department of Psychology

Staff Group(s)


Treshi-Marie Perera is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and supports teaching on modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has research interests in multisensory integration and explores the sensory processes underlying the perception of body ownership in healthy individuals as well as those with propensities towards clinical conditions including medically unexplained symptoms and somatosensory amplification. She is also interested in the evolutionary explanations of face and body perception, particularly in relation to perceived attractiveness and health.

Career overview

Treshi-Marie joined the Department of Psychology as a Lecturer in Psychology in 2019. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Reading’s Malaysia campus. Treshi-Marie obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2016.

Thesis title: Investigating the mechanisms underlying altered somatoperception and somatosensation in healthy and subclinical populations.

Research areas

Sensory integration and body perception
Bodily illusions
Individual differences in body perception

Sponsors and collaborators

Treshi-Marie's research has been supported by the British Psychological Society and  Royal Society.


Dr Ian Stephen  NTU

Dr Andrew Dunn NTU

Dr Roger Newport  Loughborough University

Dr Anouk  Keizer  Utrecht University

Prof Chris Dijkerman Utrecht University


Stephen, I., Perera, A. T.M., Stevenson, R., Brooks, K (2022). UK Government call for evidence; Health and Social Care Committee: The impact of body image on physical and mental health.

Perera, A. T.M., Tan, J. T., Mu, P. S., & Newport, R. (2021). Differential effects of minified and magnified mirror visual feedback on the underlying misperception of hand size. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 83(5), 2281–2290.

Kalckert, A, Perera, A. T. M , Ganesan, Y., & Tan, E. (2019). Rubber hands in space – the role of distance and relative position in the rubber hand illusion. Experimental brain Research. 10.1007/s00221-019-05539-6

Perera, A. T. M., Newport, R., & McKenzie, K. (2017). Changing hands: persistent alterations to body image following brief exposure to multisensory distortions. Experimental Brain Research, 235(6), 1809-1821. 10.1007/s00221-017-4935-2

Perera, A. T. M., Newport, R., & McKenzie, K. J. (2015). Multisensory distortions of the hand have differential effects on tactile perception. Experimental Brain Research, 233(11), 3153-3161. 10.1007/s00221-015-4384-8

Stephen, I. D., & Perera, A. T. M. (2014b). Judging the differences between women's attractiveness and health: Is there really a difference between judgments made by men and women? Body Image, 11(2), 183-186. 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.11.007

Stephen, I. D., & Perera, A. T. M. (2014a). Judging the difference between attractiveness and health: Does exposure to model images influence the judgments made by men and women? Plos ONE, 9(1), e86302. 10.1371/journal.pone.0086302

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