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Dr Hayward Godwin BSc, PhD


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Dr Hayward Godwin is Lecturer within Psychology at the University of Southampton.

I graduated with a BSc (hons) in Psychology from the University of Southampton in 2005, and began my PhD immediately after. The research conducted during my PhD examined the impact of real-world factors on visual search performance for complex X-ray images.

Research interests

I am currently involved in a number of projects relating to human visual cognition. Much of this work involves examining eye movement behaviour as people search their environment for given targets. My primary line of research is currently focused on a 4-year ESRC-funded project examining how people search complex 3D displays containing overlapping objects. Alongside that, I have also been heavily involved in conducting applied research funded by the Defence Sciences Technology Laboratory (Dstl). In addition, I am engaged in a variety of broader interdisciplinary projects, including with colleagues working in Ship Science, and at the Institute for Sound and Vibration (ISVR).

Research group

Centre for Perception and Cognition (CPC)

Research project(s)

Eye movements in special populations

Configural processing

Visual search and the prevalence effect

Visual search for multiple targets

Detecting threats in real-world environments

Fit for duty

How can the impact of hearing impairment on the capabilities of military personnel be assessed?

Some teaching duties, engaging in externally-funded research consultancy work, and programming of experiments for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and other members of staff.

I am also a member of the Centre for Visual Cognition (CVC) research group.

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I currently teach on the first-year Research Methods and Data Analysis II course (PSYCH1011), as well as the third-year Eye Movements and Visual Cognition Course (PSYC3044). I co-supervise two PhD students with other colleagues, and assist in the supervision of third-year undergraduate students. I also teach two courses for Postgraduates and staff relating to how to create and run experimental software, and how to analyse the results from eye-tracking experiments. In the past, I have worked as a first-year undergraduate tutor, and provided lectures on the first-year Introduction to Psychology course and the second-year Perception course.

Dr Hayward Godwin
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/4104

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