David James Robertson

My PhD research was supervised by Professor Nilli Lavie at UCL. I worked on the development of novel applications of perceptual load theory.

From 2014-2017, I worked at the University of York FaceVar lab, headed by Professor Mike Burton. Our research focused on improving our understanding of human and machine face recognition.

I joined the University of Strathclyde School of Psychological Sciences & Health in January 2017. In conjunction with my teaching responsibilities, I continue to research face recognition, attention, and perception.


  • 2017–present
    Reserach/Teaching Associate, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
  • 2015–2017
    Research Fellow @ York FaceVar Lab, University of York
  • 2013–2015
    Research Fellow @ Aberdeen Face Lab, University of Aberdeen
  • 2009–2013
    PhD Student, University College London


  • 2014 
    University College London, PhD Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 2009 
    University of Glasgow, M.A. (Honours) Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of The British Psychological Society