I've been studying and then working at the University for some time. I live in Bournemouth with my wife, who works as a clinical psychologist, and our daughter, as well as our pet cat.
I'm currently the Director of Enterprise in Psychology, as well as the Director of the Research Methods in Psychology MSc course. I teach on several modules, including first-year undergraduate research methods, and several MSc-level modules. I'm very interested in open and transparent research, and am a member of the University UKRN steering panel. I've served as an Associate Editor and Consulting Editor for the journal Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, and am currently a Consulting Editor for the journal Behavior Research Methods.
- I have a number of research interests, and they are as follows:
- - How we search for target(s) in the environment, particularly using visual searches.
- - Eye movement behaviour, focusing on search tasks
- - Methods development, including eye movement methods
I've primarily taught research methods during my time at the University, which I've really enjoyed. I'm particularly interested in using software tools to improve and automate assessmennt marking, as well as improving the quality of feedback given on assessments.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Southampton in 2005. I then went on study for my PhD, which I completed in 2008. After that, I was supported by a series of grants, working as a post-doc until 2016 when I became a Lecturer. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019.