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David James Robertson

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Strathclyde

I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health in 2017. My research focuses on face recognition, individal differences, attention, and distractibility. I have now established the Strathclyde Applied Cognitive Psychology Lab, information on our work can be found via this web page -

I completed my degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 2009. I gained my PhD from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2014, under the supervision of Professor Nilli Lavie (, and funded by an MRC PhD Studentship.

I then held a post-doctoral position in Professor Mike Burton's FaceVar Lab ( at the University of Aberdeen and then the University of York (2013-2017).


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer in Psychology, 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