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

Consolidation, wider reflection, and policy : response to ‘super-recognisers: from the lab to the world and back again’
Robertson D J , Bindemann M
British Journal of Psychology (2019)
I recognise your name but I can't remember your face : an advantage for names in recognition memory
Burton A Mike, Jenkins Rob, Robertson David J
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021818813081
Face recognition : stopping identity fraud
Robertson DJ
24 (2018)
Detecting morphed passport photos : a training and individual differences approach
Robertson David J, Mungall Andrew, Watson Derrick G, Wade Kimberley A, Nightengale Sophie J, Butler Stephen
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Vol 3 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0113-8
Individual differences in face identity processing
McCaffery Jennifer M, Robertson David J , Young Andrew W, Burton A Mike
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Vol 3 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0112-9
Face recognition : security contexts, super-recognizers, and sophisticated fraud
Robertson David J
5 (2018)

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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

Unfamiliar Face Recognition: Super-recognisers, smartphones and identity fraud
Speaker
1/11/2017
Face Recognition At It's Best 2017
Participant
19/10/2017
Explorathon 2017: Are you a Super-Face-Recogniser?
Organiser
30/9/2017
The Value of Community in Support Students' Transitions Outside University
Contributor
6/6/2017
Face Recognition and Cyber Security PLOS ONE/Reddit AMA
Recipient
17/5/2017
London Science Museum: Are you a Super-Recogniser?
Contributor
30/11/2016

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