David Galbraith is Associate Professor within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.
David is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Instruction and Educational Research Review, and a member of the editorial board for the Studies in Writing book series. He regularly reviews papers for a range of other journals.
- Psychology of writing
- Dual-process model of writing process
- Expressive writing
David’s main research interests are centred in the psychology of writing and the development of understanding through writing. This involves basic research into the cognitive and social processes involved in writing, and is focussed on the development of a dual process model of writing. Insights from this model are applied to research into the teaching of writing; the use of writing as a tool for learning, particularly in science learning; the effects of dyslexia on writing; and the therapeutic effects of expressive writing. He collaborates with colleagues at the universities of Groningen, Antwerp, Poitiers, Amsterdam, Porto and Lund.
David currently leads modules on Cognitive Psychology in Education and Advanced Research Methods on the undergraduate programmes in the Education School. He also contributes to modules on Understanding Education Research for the MSc Education and Working across Disciplines for the MSc in Social Research Methods. He supervises dissertation students at Undergraduate and Masters levels.
External roles and responsibilities
David joined the Education School from Staffordshire University in January 2012. He is a psychologist by training and teaches cognitive psychology, research methods and the psychology of literacy on undergraduate, masters and postgraduate programmes.