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Research Interests

Statistical cognition (e.g., use of confidence intervals of effect size and secondary analysis), visual thinking (e.g., argument mapping to enhance critical thinking), consciousness (e.g., altered states of consciousness), visual perception (e.g., illusory conjunctions) and connectionist theory (e.g., the dynamic binding problem). Supervision of research students investigating meditation and lucid dreaming.  


Deputy Subject Leader in Psychology since 2018 currently with responsibility for undergraduate programmes.


Module co-ordinator for PSY2003 Independent Practical Work and PSYM080 Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods (Masters).


Teaching of philosophy of psychology, perception and cognitive neuropsychology for PSY2015 Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology, PSY2010 Cognitive Psychology, PSY2011 Biological Psychology and PSY3054 Neuroscience of Mind.


Teaching of Research Methods & Statistics for PSY2003 Independent Practical Work & PSYM085 Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods.


Supervision of UG & Masters dissertations in consciousness, visual perception, cognitive psychology and  moral reasoning.


Appointed Lecturer in Psychology by University of Northampton in 1999.

BPS Chartered Member (C Psychol.)

PhD Psychology, University of Plymouth. 1998

The priming of visual feature integration and illusory conjunctions.

Advisors: Drs R. Ellis & P. Culverhouse

Examiners: Prof G.W. Humphreys & Dr I. Dennis

BSc (Hons.) Psychology (First Class), University of Plymouth. 1992

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  • Lucid dreaming incidence: a quality effects meta-analysis of 50 years of research

    Saunders, D., Roe, C. A., Smith, G. D. & Clegg, H., 20 Jun 2016, In : Consciousness and Cognition. 43, p. 197-215 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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  • In defence of inferential statistics

    Morris, P. E., Fritz, C. O., Smith, G., Cherchar, A., Crockett, R. G. M., Roe, C. A., Collings, R., Hill, K. M., Saunders, D., Anderson, M. & Atkinson, L., 28 May 2015, In : The Psychologist. 28, 5, p. 338-339 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalLetter

    Open Access


    • 1 Participating in a conference or workshop

    19th Annual Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference

    Kimberley Sheffield (Participant), Graham Smith (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant) & Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson (Participant)

    19 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch