Dr David Robertson

Lecturer

Psychology

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.

Publications

Who falls for fake news? The role of emotional intelligence
Preston S, Anderson A, Robertson D J, Shephard M P, Huhe N
Association For Psychological Science 2021 Convention (2021)
Poor sleep linked to inability to focus - new study
Robertson David James, Miller Christopher B
(2021)
Are super-face-recognisers also super-voice-recognisers? Evidence from cross-modal identification tasks
Jenkins Ryan E, Tsermentseli Stella, Monks Claire P, Robertson David J, Stevenage Sarah V, Symons Ashley E, Davis Josh P
Applied Cognitive Psychology Vol 35, pp. 590-605 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3813
Why your social media habit is probably not an addiction – new research
Robertson David James, Hunter Simon, Butler Stephen
(2021)
Social media 'addiction' : the absence of an attentional bias to social media stimuli
Thomson K, Hunter S C, Butler S H, Robertson D J
Journal of Behavioral Addictions (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00011
Fake news : people with greater emotional intelligence are better at spotting misinformation
Anderson Tony, Robertson David James
(2021)

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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 

 

Professional activities

Social media 'addiction'? An attentional bias study
Speaker
26/5/2021
Detecting Passport Morphs: An Individual Differences Approach
Speaker
3/3/2021
Setting up a successful departmental Twitter account (@UOSPsychology)
Speaker
10/2/2021
Organiser: 1st Annual Psychology Public Engagement Talk
Recipient
17/10/2019
University of Strathclyde Virtual Reality Conference
Participant
1/10/2018
University of Strathclyde PSH/ONFIDO Partnership
Consultant
1/8/2018

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Projects

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
Explorathon 2018: Are You A Super-Face-Recogniser?
Robertson, David (Principal Investigator)
28-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2018

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