Tony has been in the Psychology Department and later the School of Psychological Sciences and Health since 1986, having previously worked at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge. His long-standing research interests in student learning have led to a number of externally-funded research projects (funded by bodies such the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the European Union) have dovetailed with and informed his various citizenship roles within Strathclyde over the yers. The latter have included his being an Adviser of Study, and his current roles as Senior Academic Selector (admissions tutor) and Associate Dean (Undergraduate).
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Tony has long-standing expertise in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of dialogue, in addition to extensive experience in the quantitative analysis of a more general range of experimental data. His research to date has led to expertise in the research literatures on language understanding in dialogue, student learning and aspects of thinking such as critical thinking skills and information literacy. He also has a growing knowledge of the research literature on human factors.
BSc (Hons), University of Glasgow (1980); PhD, University of Glasgow (1984); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tony is responsible for teaching the psychology of thinking (specifically, problem solving, deductive reasoning, and probabilistic reasoning) at third year level, and also runs an Honours-level class on Artificial Intelligence which is designed to introduce psychology students to classic literature on applications of AI to fields like language, vision, and learning, and to discuss the psychological and philosophical implications of AI. At postgraduate level, Tony supervises masters and doctoral research dissertations and over the years has contributed to various postgraduate taught courses (for example, the now-closed MSc in Occupational Psychology, in which he taught a module on human-machine interaction and the psychology of accident and error).
Tony's research interests are in three main areas: a) language understanding in dialogue, b) aspects of student learning, particularly academic and metacognitive skill learning, such as critical thinking skills, and c) human factors. The interaction among these interests has led to involvement in a number of externally-funded projects over the years examining such phenomena as the effect on dialogue of remote video-mediated communication, and using dialogue-based learning and teaching interventions to enhance critical thinking skills.
- Using discursive psychology to investigate knowledge and task complexity formulations in student-led problem-based learning tutorials. Oral presentation at ICCA 2018: 5th International Conference of Conversation Analysis, Loughborough University, UK.
- Doing disagreement without being disagreeable: How students deal with conversational norms in group work. Oral presentation at EuroPLAT 2017 Conference, University of Salzburg, Austria.
- MRC (Medical Research Council) (External organisation)
- University of Glasgow
- Visiting researcher
More professional activities
- The understandings of distinctive experiences of mental health, disclosure and help seeking among Asian students (SMARTeN)
- Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) Kelly, Stephen (Co-investigator) Liu, Xi (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
- Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | McQuade, Robert
- Ventura-Medina, Esther (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) McQuade, Robert (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020
- Butler, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2012 - 30-Jan-2015
- Instrument Specific Musical Memory
- Argondizza, Peter (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) Kelly, Stephen (Co-investigator) Wilson, Thomas (Co-investigator) Chaffin, Roger (Co-investigator)
- A cross-disciplinary investigation into musical memory.
- 01-Jan-2010 - 01-Jan-2013
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