Dr David Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Psychology

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Personal statement

I completed my degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 2009. I gained my PhD from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2014, under the supervision of Professor Nilli Lavie (www.attention-focus.com), and funded by an MRC PhD Studentship. I then held a post-doctoral position in Professor Mike Burton's FaceVar Lab (www.facevar.com) at the University of Aberdeen and then the University of York (2013-2017). I moved to my current role at University of Strathclyde Psychology in 2017. I combine my lecturing responsibilities with ongoing research in attention, perception, and face recognition.

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Publications

The super-recogniser advantage extends to the detection of hyper-realistic face masks
Robertson David J, Davis Josh P, Sanders Jet G, Towler Alice
Applied Cognitive Psychology Vol 38 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.4222
Using a volitional help sheet to increase university students' attendance at synchronous online lectures : a randomised controlled trial
Elliott Mark A, McGroarty Allan, Robertson David J
British Journal of Educational Psychology Vol 94, pp. 328-345 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12647
Conditional face image manipulation detection : combining algorithm and human examiner decisions
Ibsen Mathias, Nichols Robert, Rathgeb Christian, Robertson David J, Davis Josh P, Løvåsdal Frøy, Raja Kiran, Jenkins Ryan E, Busch Christoph
Proceedings of the 2024 ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security 12th ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Securit, pp. 41-46 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3658664.3659649
I intend to attend : enhancing students' lecture attendance
Elliott Mark A, McGroarty Allan, Robertson David J
(2024)
Familiarity is key : exploring the effect of familiarity on the face-voice correlation
Stevenage Sarah V, Edey Rebecca, Keay Rebecca, Morrison Rebecca, Robertson David J
Brain Sciences Vol 14 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci14020112
Social media use : attitudes, ‘detox’, and craving in typical and frequent users
Robertson David J, Malin Johanna, Martin Sophie, Butler Stephen H, John Bev, Graff Martin, Flowers Paul, Jones Benedict C
Technology, Mind, and Behavior (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1037/tmb0000120

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Teaching

My teaching duties extend across the BA degree and our MSc prgrammes:

Deputy Course Director - MSc in Research Methods 

Topic Leader - 4th Year Course - The Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Recognition (PCNFR) 

Topic Leader - 4th Year Course - Psychology Work Placement Class 

Topic Contributor - 3rd Year Course - Cognition

Topic Contributor - 2nd Year Course - Cognition & Neuropsychology

Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor 

MSc Dissertation Supervisor 

 

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Professional Activities

Citizen Science: An EPSRC-IAA Living Lab Case Study
Speaker
13/6/2023
The Science of Laughter
Organiser
20/10/2022
Social media addiction?: An attentional bias approach
Speaker
21/6/2022
Super-recognisers: Hyper-realistic mask detection
Speaker
4/5/2022
Social media 'addiction'? An attentional bias study
Speaker
26/5/2021
Detecting Passport Morphs: An Individual Differences Approach
Speaker
3/3/2021

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Projects

EPSRC-IAA GSC Citizen Science Project Phase 1-B [£29k]
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator) McGeown, William (Co-investigator) Wodehouse, Andrew (Co-investigator) Lang, Gillian (Co-investigator)
This project will professionalise and update the Phase 1 content, leading to an exhibit relaunch in later 2023/early 2024.
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
RKES-Funded Psychology Public Engagement Lecture 2022 [£3K].
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator)
This knowledge exchange lecture attracted nearly 200 members of the general public. The 2022 speaker was Professor Sophie Scott.
21-Jan-2022 - 22-Jan-2022
EPSRC-IAA GSC Citizen Science Project Phase 1 [£9k]
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator) McGeown, William (Academic) Wodehouse, Andrew (Academic) Lang, Gillian (Research Co-investigator)
This project installed 4 digital touchscreen kiosks, with research and K.E. content, at the Glasgow Science Centre. During the initial 6-month proof-of-concept phase, the exhibit has recorded more than 10,000 user interactions.
05-Jan-2022 - 05-Jan-2024
RKES-Funded Psychology Public Engagement Lecture 2019 [£7K].
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator)
This knowledge exchange lecture attracted nearly 300 members of the general public. The 2019 speaker was Professor Richard Wiseman.
17-Jan-2019 - 18-Jan-2019
Explorathon 2019: Are you a super-face-recogniser?
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator)
Public engagement workshop returned for the third year, held at the Glasgow Riverside Museum, as part of European Researchers Night
27-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2019
Explorathon 2018: Are you a super-recogniser?
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator)
Public engagement event at the Glasgow Riverside Museum as part of European Researchers Night
28-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2018

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Contact

Dr David Robertson
Senior Lecturer
Psychology

Email: david.j.robertson@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4461