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Research Interests

I am an experimental cognitive psychologist by background. Most of my research is on judgment and decision-making. In recent years, I have focussed on surrogate decision-making (DMfO), behavioural addiction and impulsivity. Other research interests include: implicit learning and categorization, episodic memory, second-language acquisition, and pro-social behaviour. 

For more information see my ResearchGate profile and GoogleScholar profile.


  • 1996 - 1999: DPhil Psychology, University of York.
  • 1993 - 1996: BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex.


  • 2018 - present: Professor and Head of Psychology, Aston University.
  • 2006 - 2018: Associate Professor, University of Nottingham.
  • 2004 - 2006: Lecturer in Human Experimental Psychology, University of Nottingham.
  • 2002 - 2004: Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University.
  • 2001 - 2002: Senior Research Fellow, University College London.
  • 1999 - 2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London.


Head of the School of Psychology

Teaching Activity

  • Judgment and decision-making (PY3023)

PhD Supervision

  • Jodie Raybould

Contact Details

Phone number: +44 (0) 121 204 3685
Room number: SW612A

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Artificial grammar learning and the transfer of sequential dependencies, Department of Psychology, University of York, York, UK.

Award Date: 1 Jun 1999


  • BF Psychology
  • decision-making
  • addiction
  • signal detection theory
  • DMfO
  • gambling
  • impulsivity


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