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Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde

I gained my Honours degree from Edinburgh in 1992 and my doctoral degree from Glasgow in 1998. I have held research posts at the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London and ATR-Human Information Processing Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan. I came to Strathclyde in June, 2004 from a lectureship at the University of Keele.

My primary area of interest is in implicit learning. I have specifically worked with sequence learning tasks and invariance detection of both numerical stimuli and real world stimuli. I am interested in the somatic marker hypothesis and have incorporated this into examining emotional aspects involved in hazard perception in driving scenes. I also have interests in face recognition, implicit processes in developmental disorders and the cognitive psychology of religion.

I would be interested in supervising PhD theses in the above or related topics. Please e-mail me to discuss potential topics of interest.

I am a Vice-Chair of the University Ethics Committee and the Course Leader for the BA degree in Psychology.


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    Senior Lecturer, Strathclyde University