I am Dr Benjamin Vincent. I have been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee since 2007. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol, UK with Prof. Tom Troscianko and Prof Iain D. Gilchrist. And before that I obtained both my undergraduate degree (Neuroscience, 1st Class Hons) and DPhil (Neuroscience, supervised by Dr Roland Baddeley) at the University of Sussex, UK.
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Feel free to email me if our research interests overlap. If you are studying in the School of Psychology, then I occasionally offer short research apprenticeship positions. If you are interested in studying for a PhD, then see here for studentships available, and feel free to get in touch.
There are also post-doctoral funding opportunities from the AXA Research Fund which are appropriate. They have some fairly broad sounding remits, including ‘Individual and collective behaviours towards uncertainty,‘ so many projects in decision making or behavioural economics could be appropriate. The fellowship sounds like an excellent chance for you to develop your own independent line of research.
MSc project students
|2012-13||Max Dowswell||Investigating the efficiency of how people explore space|
|2012-13||John-Henry Bruce||Foraging in virtual environments|
|2015||Rebbecca Morris and Vaidas Staugaitis||Delay discounting. Contributed to data collection resulting in this paper.|
|2013||Louise Heron, Alexander Tan, Shauna Donaldson||Financial decision making|
|2012-13||Keith Bonington and Shauna Donaldson||Search experiments with touch screens|
|2012-13||Audrey Walker||An initial investigation (funded by the Carnegie Trust) on the differences in male and female decision making|
|2011-12||Alexander Tan||Eye tracking experiment that resulted in this paper.|
|Audrey Walker and Fabia Cientanni||Helped develop methodology in visual psychophysics|
Undergraduate dissertation students
|2013-14||Paige Sangster||Music and working memory|
|2013-14||Liam Blair||Computer games|
|2013-14||Marybeth Aird||Social connectedness|
|2012-13||Audrey Walker||Ego depletion, willpower, PMS, and glucose. Winner of the Reginald Laville Memorial Prize, BPS Undergraduate Award, and co-winner of the Senior Honours Class Medal|
|2012-13||Kirsty Speers||Willpower and exercise|
|2012-13||Karl Smith-Byrne||Posner cueing and temporal accumulation models. Winner of the Level 4 Philip Burgess Prize|
|2011-12||Wendy Gammie||Attentional blink|
|2011-12||Chloe Mullholland||Posner cuing|
|2011-12||Brittany Anderson||Decision making: Multiple cue probability learning|