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Dr David Robertson



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 (, and funded by an MRC PhD Studentship. I then held a post-doctoral position in Professor Mike Burton's FaceVar Lab ( 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.


The value of 'community' in supporting transitions outside university
Bonnar Elizabeth, Cummings Joanne, Robertson D.J. , Kelly Stephen
3rd International Enhancement In Higher Education Conference, (2017)
Face detection dissociates from face identification
Robertson David J. , Jenkins Rob, Burton A. Mike
Visual Cognition, pp. 1-9, (2017)
Spotlight : Face Morphs - A New Pathway to Identity Fraud
Robertson David
Fraudulent ID using face morphs : experiments on human and automatic recognition
Robertson David J., Kramer Robin S. S., Burton A. Mike
PLoS ONE Vol 12, (2017)
Could super recognisers be the latest weapon in the war on terror?
Robertson David James
The Conversation, (2016)
Unfamiliar face recognition : security, surveillance and smartphones
Robertson David J. , Burton Mike
The Journal of The United States Homeland Defence and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) Vol 3, pp. 14-21, (2016)

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