David Robertson


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health in 2017. My research focuses on face recognition, individal differences, attention, and distractibility. I have now established the Strathclyde Applied Cognitive Psychology Lab, information on our work can be found via this web page - www.strathacpl.com 

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). 

Teaching Interests

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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Explorathon 2019: Are you a super-face-recogniser?

Robertson, D.


Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)

Explorathon 2018: Are You A Super-Face-Recogniser?

Robertson, D.


Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)

Research Output

  • 20 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Review article

Hyper-realistic face masks in a live passport-checking task

Robertson, D. J., Sanders, J. G., Towler, A., Kramer, R. S. S., Spowage, J., Byrne, A., Burton, A. M. & Jenkins, R., 1 Mar 2020, In : Perception. 49, 3, p. 298-309 12 p.

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  • Prizes

    Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society

    David Robertson (Recipient), 1 Jun 2017

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    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    David Robertson (Recipient), 1 Feb 2019

    Prize: Other distinction


    University of Strathclyde Virtual Reality Conference

    David Robertson (Participant)
    1 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia

    University of Strathclyde PSH/ONFIDO Partnership

    David Robertson (Consultant)
    1 Aug 20181 Feb 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy