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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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