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Head of Psychology

Research Interests

I am an experimental cognitive psychologist by background. Most of my research is on judgment and decision-making. In recent years, I have focussed on surrogate decision-making (DMfO), behavioural addiction and impulsivity. Other research interests include: implicit learning and categorization, episodic memory, second-language acquisition, and pro-social behaviour. 


For more information see my ResearchGate profile and GoogleScholar profile.

Teaching Activity

  • Judgment and decision-making (PY3023)

PhD Supervision

  • Jodie Raybould


  • 2018 - present: Professor and Head of Psychology, Aston University.
  • 2006 - 2018: Associate Professor, University of Nottingham.
  • 2004 - 2006: Lecturer in Human Experimental Psychology, University of Nottingham.
  • 2002 - 2004: Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University.
  • 2001 - 2002: Senior Research Fellow, University College London.
  • 1999 - 2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London.


  • 1996 - 1999: DPhil Psychology, University of York.
  • 1993 - 1996: BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex.

Contact Details

Phone number: +44 (0) 121 204 3685
Room number: SW612A

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Jun 1999


  • BF Psychology
  • decision-making
  • addiction
  • signal detection theory
  • DMfO
  • gambling
  • impulsivity


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