Dr Kellyanne Findlay

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2003. My background is in vision science and this is reflected in my teaching and research. My roles include;

  • Programme Leader for the MSc Psychology with a Specialisation in *Business conversion programme
  • HaSS Faculty Academic Advisor for the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
  • Co-Director of Internationalisation for the School of Psychological Sciences and Health
  • International Academic Exchange Coordinator (Psychology)



I graduated with a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002.

I have been a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2011 and have been an Associate Fellow of the BPS since 2012.

I have been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since March 2019 (Fellow of the HEA since 2012).


Factors limiting suprathreshold vision measured by a flash–sound simultaneity paradigm
Manahilov Velitchko, Findlay K, Simpson William A
Vision Research Vol 44, pp. 2577-2585 (2004)
Efficiency and internal noise for detection of suprathreshold patterns measured using simple reaction time
Simpson William A, Findlay K, Manahilov Velitchko
Vision Research Vol 43, pp. 1103-1109 (2003)

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My main teaching interest relates to my background in vision science: visual perception and the visual system.

Visual system: I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students how information is processed from eye through to brain, indicating how and when these processes sometimes fail. As well as the mechanics of the visual system, I teach visual perception, including the development of visual perception in human infants. 

As well as teaching related to the visual system and visual perception, my teaching in the area of biological psychology includes sex and gender. This includes an overview of animal and human studies and a critical evaluation of the evidence for biological differences as the basis for behavioural gender differences.

Research interests

One of my research areas is depth perception, specifically binocular (stereoscopic) depth perception. I am also interested in other areas of visual perception including face perception, perception of emotion, letter recognition and identification.

I also conduct quantitative research on gender differences. This research includes empirical studies, studies of stereotype threat, and content analyses.